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Vacuum Cleaners
Cental Vacuum Cleaning
Air Duct Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning

Vacuum Cleaners:

Which is better, bag or bagless?

Originally all vacuums were bagless. Then paper bags were introduced as a better alternative to dramatically cut down on the dust! The two main reasons people ask about bagless is:

1) They want to save money on bags, or
2) They want less dust, mentioning the HEPA filter used by bagless vacuums.

HEPA filters are very effective but they also need to be changed at least once a year (more often if you have small children or pets). They also aren't cheap, ranging from $29 to $59 each. It's nearly impossible to spend that much on paper bags, so you'll end up saving money with bags.

Looking for less dust? Think of it like your trash cans at home, do you use trash can liners? Of course! It's a more sanitary option, and keeps the waste isolated from the places you don't want it. When you throw out a vacuum bag instead of dumping the bagless canister, you keep the dirt and dust particles isolated as well, removing any opportunity for the particles from being thrown back into the air and on the surfaces you just cleaned.

Almost all the bags we sell are micron filtration bags and competitively priced. Micron filtration bags keep the air dust-free and the inside of your vacuum clean. They keep odors down, including pet odors.

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Should I buy an upright or canister?

Uprights and canisters are two different tools for two different jobs.

Uprights are made specifically for wall to wall carpet. The motors are designed with turning the brushroll to loosen dirt (agitation) as priority to suction. They are designed to get the dirt out of the carpet and into the vacuum.

Canisters tend to have more suction, and are most effective on bare floors, cars, furniture and steps.

Canisters with power nozzles - the best of both worlds. The power of a canister, and the agitating action of an upright. These usually cost a bit more than either an upright or a canister because they have two motors and an electric-ran hose to connect the motorized carpet nozzle to the main tank. Also, the motors tend to be of a better quality than the uprights of most manufacturers. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a vacuum cleaner with the power of a canister motor, but with the convenience of an upright?

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Do I need a HEPA Filter?

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air filter. All bagless vacuums have to have a HEPA filter to keep the dust from being blown right back into the room you're vacuuming. Most of the bags we sell are micro-lined, trapping over 99.7% of the dust on their own. This means you won't likely need a HEPA filter on your bagged vacuums.

The best vacuums in production (in our opinion) are vacuums that have disposable micro-lined bags, and sometimes smaller filters to help reduce further the dust that may escape and the inside of the vacuum clean. The expense paid on bagged vacuums over time tends to be less than that of a bagless vacuum, which lends to our favoritism.

The best designed machines (again, in our opinion) are built so the micro-lined bags come before the motor in terms of air-flow, keeping the motor's fan free of dirt, rocks, pine needles, socks, pennies, etc. This keeps the motor clean and undamaged.

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Do I need Attachments? If so, what kind?

If you are ever going to use your vacuum cleaner to clean drapes, furniture, your vehicle, staircases, mattresses, or ceiling fans, you'll want attachments. There is an attachment for just about any job, but you probably won't need them all.

For years, our customers have also bought extra long hoses (up to 15 feet) to help them reach certain areas without having to move the machine itself. Places such as staircases as well as your car.

Some upright vacuums also have the option to disconnect the roller brush from the motor so you can sweep bare floors without the risk of scratching. The issue however, is that without any brush contact with the floor, you can't get between the wood slats, crevices or designs on a linoleum or tile floor. For this we recommend a bare floor attachment with soft brushes (preferably natural fibers) to dislodge any grit. With the proper brush attachment used on your bare floor, it will feel smooth and free of that gritty feeling.

If you have pets that shed, you'll know getting hair off your furniture can be a task. The best attachment for dislodging hair from your furniture is an upholstery tool with a brushroll powered by turbine. It's the brushroll powered by the suction of the vacuum that will remove the hair from your furniture.

Another good attachment would be a dusting brush, with soft, natural fibers that won't scratch a T.V. or computer screen when you go to vacuum away that unwanted dust.

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Is the vacuum Easy to push? Should I get Self Propelled?

Self-propelled vacuums tend to be a little more expensive than a non self-propelled. They are more expensive because self-propelled vacuums actually have a transmission. Vacuum cleaners are self propelled for one reason - they can be hard to push! 

Self-propelled vacuums can be a great investment because for a vacuum to be difficult to push, it usually means it has what it takes to be a great vacuum. The reason they are sometimes hard to push is because they have height adjustments to help optimize its cleaning ability. If set too low it cuts off the air flow that carries the dirt into the bag. It also slows the brushroll speed, causing the belt to stretch, costing you unnecessary money. If set too high, your brushroll won't be able to agitate your carpet, which frees and removes the dirt between your fibers. If you have your height set appropriately, it will add some resistance, making it a bit harder to push, but that's where self-propulsion comes to aid. Generally, a heavier vacuum means it's harder to push, but it can also mean it was built with the right materials and sturdy materials, which will last you many years, saving you money down the road.

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Central Vacuum Cleaning:

How Does a Vacuum Concepts® central vacuum system work?

To create lightweight, powerful cleaning, better air quality and less noise, the central vacuum power unit is typically located in the basement or the garage of your home. The power unit is connected to convenient inlets throughout the home via PVC vacuum tubing. You then plug the hose into any inlet and the system is activated by a switch on the hose handle. Dirt is then completely removed from the living area and collected in the power unit's dirt collection canister hidden far away from your every day living space.

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Can a central vacuum system be installed in my current home?

Yes! Vacuum Concepts® can install a system in your family's home, from new construction to decades old. You can enjoy the cleaning power of a Vacuum Concepts® system in just a few with no mess or complicated construction. Vacuum Concepts® also has an installation video and illustrated instructions available if you'd like to purchase the tubing and power unit and install the Vacuum Concepts® system yourself.

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How much does a Vacuum Concepts® system cost?

A Vacuum Concepts® system is extremely affordable and offers outstanding value to your home. Prices start as low as $1,000 for a complete system, fully installed in new or existing homes.

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Air Duct Cleaning:

Will air duct cleaning help my allergies?

Many people are allergic to dust mite waste, and dust mites are known to feed on debris found in duct work. By removing the debris from your home you remove both their food and the mites themselves.

Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your air ducts, there are less dust particles and potential allergens being circulated in your home's air to aggravate those with respiratory issues and illnesses.

It's be pretty simple, we are removing dust and debris that has built up within the very ducts that circulate the air throughout your home, getting rid of what's in those ducts will certainly leave the air you breathe much cleaner.

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I live in a new home. Do I still need your service?

Absolutely! Up to 50% of air duct system cleaning is done in homes that are less than five years old. During construction, the duct work is completely wide open and the HVAC unit may have been ran multiple times without a filter. It's actually during construction that the ducts are most vulnerable. Debris such as bits of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation can accumulate in the duct work during construction.

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Will your equipment work in my air ducts?

The equipment we use to clean the air ducts is effective in all types of air duct construction, including flex duct, round metal ducts, square metal ducts, and fiberboard. It can easily accommodate right angle turns and multiple bends found in most types of duct systems. Simple answer, yes! There's nothing we can't handle.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning:

Does cleaning my dryer vent lower my energy bills?

Yes, by having your dryer vent professionally cleaned, your clothes dryer will run more efficiently. Your dryer will not have to run as long, lessening the wear and tear on your dryer, reducing your need for repair and lengthening the life of your dryer.

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Can I clean my vent on my own?

Although a homeowner can clean dryer vents, it is advised that you consult a professional. Most homeowners don’t have the special equipment required to do a thorough job. Your dryer vent is much longer than what your typical vacuum hose can reach, and if you do it yourself, you risk leaving a lot of debris in your dryer vent. 

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How do I know if my dryer vent needs to be cleaned?

Using the following as a checklist, you can get a good idea if your dryer vent needs cleaning:

  • Loads of clothing are taking longer to dry, or even requiring multiple drying cycles. (especially heavy items, such as towels)
  • Clothing is very hot when dryer finishes.
  • The dryer itself feels hotter.
  • There may be no lint on the lint screen (i.e., the exhaust system is clogged).

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