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Old 2009-08-10, 10:08 AM
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hi all, I need to buy a central vacuum. The only three big names I can think of are Beam, Eureka and Electrolux. which do you prefer? the eureka has a 5 year warranty, the Beam 300 series units have a 10 year warranty and electrolux's site doesn't say anything about warranty and not even their user manual.
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Vacuflo or the Canavac which Greg recommends.

Vacuflo has a lifetime warranty incidently.
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I have never heard of either one. are they considered big name brands?

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Vacuflo has a lifetime warranty incidently.
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Old 2009-08-10, 04:15 PM
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Beam and Eureka are both brands from Electrolux.

I sell CanaVac. I've installed many of them and just made a deal to install 16 more of them in an upcoming luxury townhouse complex. I like them. They work well.

CanaVac is made in Owen Sound. CanaVac has an excellent warranty. They use large motors in their units so they do not get underpowered. They have an all metal canister.
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Where is the option for a Dyson?!? We put away the central vac idea and went for the much lighter, maneuverable, better at cleaning vacuum.
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Old 2009-08-10, 06:07 PM
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CanaVac 100%. we got one (not through Greg unfortunately, will do so next time), and it's rock solid. lots of power, very reliable, and quite reasonably priced. if you go check out the actual motors in the units you listed above, the canavac will be about twice the size - much more rugged and longer lasting. it's also very easy to empty the canister.
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better at cleaning vacuum.
That's debatable.

Not as convenient IMO.

I chose Vacuflo b/c of the warranty and the fact it has no filter. Very easy to empty the canister and I don't need to shake or brush that cloth cone filter my last unit had. That filter does restrict airflow when it's dirty.
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I always recommend new home owners use a bag in their central vacuum for the first year. There is a rediculous amount of fine dust in and around the home and every bit of extra protection you have for the motor the better. VacuFlo does not use bags or filters and should be vented to the outside. Neat technology though.
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As someone who has owned both Dyson and a CanaVac, I would recommend CanaVac.
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if you can convince my wife to forget about the central vac idea, i'll buy a dyson for me AND you.

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