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FAQ's ON CENTRAL VACUUMS
 
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on Central Vacuums for you to read.
   
   CAN A CENTRAL VACUUM BE FITTED INTO EXISTING HOMES?

Yes. It
is simple to install in properties of any age or size. The 52mm(2") pipe uses natural voids within the property for example: 
  • within boiler or airing cupboards
  • behind the bath
  • underneath kitchen units
  • underneath floorboards
  • in the loft
  • in basement areas
  • in existing soil-pipe boxing
  • outside

The possibilities are endless. With little mess or costly alterations, the installation can be completed in less than a day. It is so easy, that many people purchase DIY kits. any property using natural voids and spaces and there is no mess, no disturbance and there are no costly alterations. It is so easy, that many people even purchase DIY kits.

   
How many vacuum points will I require?
 


On average, one centrally placed vacuum point should cover approximately 900sqft/84sqM and as a result, a typical four-bedroom house would only require one point upstairs and one downstairs. However, depending on the layout, larger houses will obviously require more points and the system should be individually designed.

 

  WHAT ACTIVATES THE APPLIANCE?
 
LOW VOLTAGE WIRE (SAFE FOR KIDS) RUNS WITH THE PIPEWORK TO EACH INLET AND THE APPLIANCE IS ACTIVATED ONCE THE HOSE IS INSERTED INTO ANY VACUUM POINT AND THE ON/OFF BUTTON IS PRESSED ON THE HOSE HANDLE. PUSHING THE TOE SWITCH ON THE VACPAN WILL ALSO ACTIVATE THE APPLIANCE.

Where is THE VACUUM APPLIANCE usually installed?
 
Almost anywhere; although the most common places are:
 

  • inside a garage
  • in a utility room
  • in an easily accessible loft
  • the basement
  • understairs cupboard
  • vented cupboards

 
  CAN THE VACUUM SYSTEM GET BLOCKAGES?
 
OUR ELECTROLUX CENTRAL VACUUMS HAVE A LIFETIME GUARANTEE AGAINST BLOCKAGES IF USED UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS AND INSTALLED CORRECTLY: A SHARP 90 BEND FITTED BEHIND EACH WALL INLET/POINT, ACTS AS AN ANTI-BLOCKING DEVICE, RATHER LIKE THE U-BEND UNDER A SINK. ADDITIOINALLY, THE WAND AND HOSE ARE NARROWER THAN THE PIPEWORK, ENSURING 
ONLY DEBRIS SMALLER THAN THE PIPEWORK GOES INTO THE SYSTEM.

  What if I decide to move house?
 
You may either leave the complete ELECTROLUX vacuum system in place, since it is an added value feature to the property, or alternatively you can take the ELECTROLUX appliance, the hose and cleaning attachments with you. The necessary vacuum pipe can then be installed into your new home and you can again enjoy superior cleaning power.

   
 
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
  A DIY KIT FOR A TYPICAL FOUR-BEDROOM HOME CAN BE AROUND £700 PLUS VAT, SO AS A WHOLE HOUSE BUILT-IN SYSTEM, IT IS SURPRISINGLY INEXPENSIVE. IF YOU ARE INSTALLING INTO A NEW BUILD PROPERTY THE VAT CAN ALSO BE RECLAIMED MAKING IT EVEN CHEAPER.
   
WHAT ARE THE GUARANTEES?
  OUR ELECTROLUX CENTRAL VACUUMS COME WITH A FIVE START WARRANTY, WHICH INCLUDES:
 
  1. A 90-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT ONCE INSTALLED 
  2. A ONE-YEAR BACK-TO-BASE WARRANTY ON HOSES AND ATTACHMENTS
  3. A FIVE-YEAR BACK-TO-BASE WARRANTY ON THE VACUUM APPLIANCE*
  4. A FIVE-YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY (IF WE COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION)
  5. A LIFETIME GUARANTEE AGAINST BLOCKAGES WHEN FITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND USED UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS.

* BM models have a 2 year guarantee