Exhaust Vents

Exhaust Vents

Central Vacuum Relays & Electronic Parts

The Central Vacuum component most likely to break down, other than the motor, is the circuit or relay board. A Central Vacuum relay or contractor is an electrically operated switch assembly that allows the Central Vacuum to turn on or off by completing the circuit and sending power directly to the central vacuums motor.

Changing this board usually involves two or three wires and something most central vacuum owners can replace on their own. With any electrical product, your Central Vacuum may have electrical problems. After eliminating the major causes of electrical difficulties; such as breakers or electrical panels; and your unit still does not run; you may need to replace a relay or electronic part. Caution: Do not attempt to check wiring in a power unit unless you are a qualified service technician.

PLEASE NOTE: Relays Are Non-Refundable. If you have any questions please call 1.800.322.2965 and one of our vacuum experts will be happy to assist you.

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We at ThinkVacuum have solutions when looking for Exhaust Vents, let's take a look at three types of Exhaust Vents we offer.

  1. The Standard Outside Exhaust Vent Port connects directly to the Central Vacuum system’s steel or PVC exhaust tubing and comes with a small door panel that closes automatically after use preventing rain, insects, and animals from entering its two-inch diameter vent.  When the system is in use this panel opens allowing adequate ventilation of air to the outside. 
  2. The next model is the outside exhaust vent/louvers which are used by professional installers for the past 20 years.  With this model, however, the outside elements, such as rain, snow, sleet, and humidity causes the dust to stick on the outside of your house near the exhaust vent.  It is recommended that these vents not be placed in direct sunlight or winter conditions. 
  3. The third Exhaust Vents are the Exhaust Muffler Bird Shield that fits over your pre-existing outside central vacuum exhaust vent.  This Shield is easy to install and prevents rodents, birds and other animals from entering your home.



FAQs about Central Vacuum Exhaust Vents


Central Vacuum Outside Exhaust Vent Cap 1.  What is a Central Vacuum Exhaust vent?

A central vacuum exhaust vent is an essential component of a central vacuum system because it helps to collect and remove dirt and debris from the home and carry it away from living spaces. The central vacuum exhaust vent also ensures that air circulation throughout the home remains balanced, allowing for proper ventilation.


2.  Where should I install my Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent?

The best place for a central vacuum exhaust vent is near where you plan to store the vacuum unit itself, typically in a basement or garage. If possible, try to mount the exhaust vent higher than any windows or doors nearby so that outside air won’t be pulled indoors through these openings when your system is running.


3.  What size of Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent should I choose?

The size of the central vacuum exhaust vent will depend on the size and power of your system. Generally speaking, a larger motor requires a larger exhaust vent for optimal performance. It is best to consult with an experienced central vacuum technician to determine the right size for your setup.


4.  How often should I clean my Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent?

It is recommended that you clean out your central vacuum exhaust vent at least once every two years or so in order to ensure proper operation and prevent clogs from occurring due to built-up dirt and debris inside the pipe or ductwork. Additionally, it’s a good idea to check the vent periodically for signs of clogs or other potential issues.


5. What type of materials should I use when installing my Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent?

When installing a central vacuum exhaust vent, it is important to choose piping and ducting materials that are resistant to high temperatures, corrosion, and abrasive particles. The best choices for this type of application include stainless steel or aluminum pipes and PVC or metal ductwork.


6. Can I install a Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent myself?

Installing a central vacuum exhaust vent can be a tricky business, as it requires careful planning and precise measurements in order to ensure proper installation and operation. Therefore, it is recommended that you enlist the help of an experienced technician to assist with the installation.


7. What are the benefits of having a Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent?

Having a central vacuum exhaust vent in place can provide numerous benefits, such as improved air circulation throughout your home and reduced dirt and dust levels. Additionally, it helps ensure that your system runs at peak efficiency, saving you money on energy costs over time.


8. What should I do if my Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent becomes clogged?

If you notice that your central vacuum exhaust vent has become clogged or is not functioning properly, you should try to clean out any debris from inside the pipe or ductwork using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner and some appropriate cleaning products. If this doesn't solve the problem, it is best to contact a professional technician for assistance.


9. How do I know if my Central Vacuum Exhaust Vent needs repairs?

If you notice that your central vacuum exhaust vent isn’t working properly or producing strange noises, it may be time to get it serviced by an experienced technician. Additionally, if there are signs of corrosion on the piping or ductwork, this could also indicate that repairs are needed.


10. Do Central Vacuum Exhaust Vents require regular maintenance?

Yes, it is important to keep your central vacuum exhaust vent clean and in good condition in order to ensure optimal performance and prevent clogs or other issues from occurring. Additionally, you should have your system inspected and serviced on a regular basis in order to keep it running efficiently.


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