When it comes to a central vacuum and
it's filtration, you will hear and read many different things.
sole reason for filtration is to keep the dirt and debris away from
the motor. Over-heating and eventually
motor failure will occur when dirt and debris is broken up by the fan
blades knocking the motor out of balance. Imagine running an air conditioner with no filter, or a
pool motor without a cartridge filter. Dirt and debris/heat in the motor is the #1
cause of motor failure. A few manufacturers will try to get you to
believe that vacuum motors in a cyclonic unit will last as long as
others, or that the dirt that passes through a cyclonic motor will not
effect anything. This information is simply not true.
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With all central vacuum motors, the electrical components are exposed.
There is no "protection" from the dirt passing through.
vacuum units take the heavy dirt and drop it to the bottom of the
canister/bucket while the leftover dirt, carpet fuzz, and hair vents directly through the motor. So
you can imagine the amount of dirt and debris that will stick and stay
on your central vacuum motor, carbon brushes and electrical components.
How could this be a good thing for anyone? This is stated in their own
brochures. Some say its 2-4% of actual debris travels through, we
believe it's more than that.
More myths about the true-cyclonic central vacuum units are that they "never lose
suction" or "have no filters". This information, along with the false
"electrical components protected" information is again not true.
True-cyclonic units have screens (I don't know about you but that
sounds like a filter to us) that need to be cleaned often to
maintain constant performance. To maintain this system properly it
would require you to remove the bottom canister and reach up towards
the motor and clean this "screen" with razorblade. The impacted dirt will
fall on your head and clothes. Anyone with allergy concerns or asthma
should not attempt to clean a true-cyclonic "screen".
Hopefully we have shed some light on true-cyclonic information. We
don't want our customers to be mislead when reading false information
on other internet sites. From years of being in this business selling
and repairing central vacuums we consider ourselves an authority on
the issue. You talk to a mechanic about car problems, right? We've
seen it all, done it all, so why not trust the word of those who've
been doing this for countless years.
Some central vacuum units that feature a cyclonic filtration are
Imperium®, Vacuflo® and Vacumaid®.
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