Nutone Central Vacuum FAQs

Are Central Vacuum Hoses Universal?

Some central vacuum hoses, such as Nutone hoses, are compatible with most inlet valves. These are referred to as universal hoses. However, when choosing a vacuum hose, you should know the kind of inlets your system is currently using to ensure compatibility.

Are All Central Vacuum Inlets Similar?

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With limited exceptions, most central vacuum cleaner brands use the same kind of wall inlets. While all inlets have a low voltage, not all have 110 volts. Look at your vacuum inlets to find out if they have high voltage. Particularly, check for two small holes that are about 3/8 inches apart and are located above or below the main hole. Parts for central vacuum inlets are not available, but you can replace the wall plate with ease.

Can A Central Vacuum Hose Be Repaired?

Some minor vacuum hose issues, such as a split right behind the hose handle, can be fixed. However, much of the time, you will need to replace your vacuum hose if it breaks down.

What’s A Central Vacuum Pipe?

A central vacuum uses a network of plastic pipes for the transportation of dirt from the vacuum cleaner through the floors and walls to the power unit and the dirt receptacle.

Are Central Vacuum Powerheads Substitutable?

It is not uncommon for a central vacuum system to have components from different brands. Most of these components are compatible. Central Vacuum Powerheads come in attachment kits, but you can also shop them separately. Some central vacuum powerhead brands may be compatible with your central vacuum brand, while others might not be.

Is A Central Vacuum Good For Hardwood Floors?

Central vacuums can preserve the longevity and shine of your wooden flooring better than traditional upright vacuums. Upright vacuums characteristically come with hard-bristled brushes that scratch the wood flooring and do not suction up dirt and debris effectively. Central vacuums for hardwood floorings have a wide, air-powered, and low-voltage mouth to collect debris and dirt effectively. They also come with rubber bumpers, soft wheels, and an option to buy hose socks to prevent scratching.

How Does A Central Vacuum Turn On?

A low voltage trigger wire connects each inlet to the Nutone central vacuum unit. When you engage the switch on the hose handle, the wire will trigger the power unit to switch the motor or the electric floor brush on or off.

How Long Is A Central Vacuum Hose?

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The average length for a universal central vacuum hose is about 30 feet, but some universal hoses measuring 35 feet are also available in the market. Contact your central vacuum dealer or manufacturer to find out if they stock longer hoses.

Does A Central Vacuum Need To Be Vented Outside?

While some individuals question the validity of outside venting, the top central vacuum brands recommend it for optimum performance. Filtration devices are not adequate; they may sieve out larger dust particles but fail to collect smaller particles, which are the most harmful to your respiratory system. Only outside venting can totally get rid of small dust particles.

Is A Central Vacuum Good For Pet Hair?

A central vacuum can help to eliminate allergens, hair, dirt, and pet odor from seats and floors. A central vacuum provides all the tools for greater cleaning, whether you have several area rugs, hard floors, or carpeting. Due to its outside venting system, a central vacuum is a good choice since it does not recirculate animal odor and dander back to your home.

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