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Always Informative & Insightful,  Not Always Glued On Straight…  Welcome to the Suck. 

The Chiwawa Has Landed

New 2016 Aspria Model
The new Aspria GEN3 line of central vacuum power units will soon be available for order. The new GEN3 model line (code name “Chiwawa”) has several upgrades and changes from the previous revisions and includes new model 8429 DURAGETEC, new HEPA Bagless sub-series FLOMENTUM and our new seven gallon capacity widebody model PROMASSIVE. All of the new units include all of the latest factory updates since GEN2 series. All new models use the commercial extraction Infinity motors from Ametek-Lamb and feature 10/12/15 year electric warranties. Priced from $399. – $799.

One system wide upgrade to all ASPRIA models is the new exclusive Velvacoat finish. This proprietary polyester resin powder coating was developed by Protech-Oxyplast of Belgium and is unlike any finish used on any vacuum system before. The new system wide color is Carbon Reactive, a metallic effect obsidian color for the body and Blade Silver for the underlid with matching graphics. Not only is the new finish more durable and highly resistant to abrasion and wear providing lifelong protection for the all steel vacuum body, it is amazingly beautiful to see and touch.

The new 2016 Aspria Central Vacuum Power Units will be available for order directly from the manufacturer online.

Get Control Of Yourself.

If presented with the two above component cards and asked which you would rather have in your laptop as a high speed graphics card for game play you would quickly select the card on the right. This card is clearly outfitted with some advanced technology and would make a much better choice of graphics card.

What if presented with the two same component cards again and asked to select which card you would rather have connected to your kitchen light switch?  When you flip your wall switch for your kitchen lights this component card will turn the lights on or off. In this scenario you instinctively would choose the card on the left. The card on the left has many fewer components and for a simple task and it would be more reliable because there are fewer parts to fail. Both component cards perform the exact same task so the one that does it with fewer parts is more efficient and statistically more reliable. Continue reading

Vacuum Motors: Thats Hot!

Bypass Central Vacuum MotorIt is the middle of summer and in south Texas it is hot! The temperature outside does not impact the operation of a homes central vacuum system, but cooling is very important. Cooling has a big impact on how well vacuum motors perform and how long they will last. Two motor designs are used most often in central vacuum systems and the primary difference of them is how they are cooled. The traditional central vacuum motor design is called bypass, and employs two fan systems – one to work and one to cool. The working air bypasses the motor, hence the name, and the cooling fan uses other (cooler) air to keep the motor cool. The other motor system is called thru-flow, which uses one fan system to both work and cool the motor hopefully after the airflow has been filtered. Thru-flow motors use the working air to flow over the motor, hence the name, and carry away the built up heat. There can be other differences between the two designs but cooling is most important.

Bypass motors are always cooling themselves at the same level anytime they are running and are not affected by other parts in the vacuum system, maintenance requirements or the vacuum user. On the other hand a thru-flow motors cooling efficiency is affected by nearly every part of a complete vacuum cleaning system and also by how the vacuum system is used and maintained.  Thru-flow cooling is affected by filter performance, debris particle size, length of PVC tubing, degree & number of elbows in the tube system and the composition, design and length of the vacuum hose, and perhaps most importantly the orifice of the cleaning tool being used. Continue reading

It Has Become Aware.

“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth” – [said guy who didn’t like machines]

This is the new user interface on the front of the latest central vacuum. It is beautiful and mesmerizing to look at, and probably more computer power than the first manned mission to the moon. This central vacuum also sucks up dirt, but with such amazing beauty and the incredible manufacturers suggested $1,099.99 price tag you may not want to actually get it dirty.

New central vacuum power units have become aware. Not exactly Cyberdyne aware, but a motion sensor wakes the front lcd panel and led surround lights when someone is near the unit. It is very cool indeed. All of this electronic hardware in your central vacuum power unit does beg the question, does this help clean better or make the vacuum last longer?

In general the added bells and whistles do not help you clean any better or help your vacuum to actually last long, However the lights do provide a very cool motion activated night-light for your garage or basement – can’t beat that for $1100.  Flash and glitz are often a way to hide what’s happening inside the vacuum. Pop the hood on this cylon and what you might find is more hot-mess than supermodel.  A real party monster with an amazing light show – but seriously lacking in the work department.
We see how you roll Cyberdyne…

Introducing ProView Reviews

proviewVacdepot introduces ProView™ professional product information on select items available from the Vacdepot.com website. While every item for order on the Vacdepot website includes an overview description with the basic information needed to make a purchase decision, select items have a full detailed review by our vacuum system experts. If you need to dive deeper into an item the ProView will often provide you with highly detailed information and images that cover areas like manufacturing processes, raw materials used in production, design changes and updates, product and manufacturing history and calibrated measurements on many specific components.

Customer reviews are nice, and there are many places online you can read customer reviews of products. Often times customer reviews are just not enough. Customer written reviews can contain old data on out of production items or improper assumed information. Customer reviews are helpful to many, but often what a customer feels compelled to discuss in a product review is irrelevant to the product or your purchase decision. ProView detailed professional reviews are written by a Vacuum Systems Expert with decades of experience and a wealth of historical knowledge that is brought to the review of each ProView item.

ProView allows you to get the advice and considered opinion of an expert without the sales pitch or buying pressure. ProView also does away with irrelevant information of customer reviews like delivery issues and provides perspective from a expert in the field. ProView™ professional detail reviews are only available on select items available on the Vacdepot website.