A central vacuum system which almost a decade old technology in the U.S & Europe is no more considered a luxury item to be considered an expensive option. It is a practical system which is within the financial reach of the general public as a whole. The estimated cost varies as a function of the installation from the most straight-forward to the most complex. Get in contact with our technical department for advice on the central vacuum solution that is best suited to you and your home.
The installation of our system is very simple. It is recommended that it’s carried out when the home is being constructed or when it is having alterations done to it, But we do have Solutions which can be installed in home or office without the need of ducting. Nonetheless we treat each individual project on its merits so please send us your own requirements for evaluation.
No, each home and/or project requires a technical study to determine which central vacuum is best suited to provide the required power to the number of inlet valves, determined by the size and layout of the installation.
At Sistem Air and Universal Electronics we seek to optimize these variables and adapt the system to your specific requirements to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your system and there is no unnecessary expense
Each installation requires the correct number of inlet valves. Our experience tells us that an 8 to 9 metre hose provides an ample reach and just the right amount of manoeuvrability. Wherever possible we seek to locate inlet valves in transit areas (corridors, hallways, etc.) so that we have sufficient reach to clean into all the different rooms in the house. The use of a shorter hose together with several inlet valves is not correct because in so doing our radius of action would be severely limited and the user would constantly need to plug in and unplug the hose with each change of location.
When installing the system care is taken to provide each valve with an anti-obstacle connecting elbow which prevents any item that might cause a blockage passing into the system. At the same time the ducting has a greater diameter (51mm) than the flexible hose (32 mm.) Should you ever accidentally vacuum up an object or garment which becomes trapped in the system we recommend that that you get in contact with our technical department.
In the case of a detached house the best place to locate the central vacuum unit is the boiler room, utility room, garage or cellar. In the case of a flat or an apartment the best location would be on the balcony, in the utility room should there be one or within a kitchen cabinet. Consult Universal Electronics Technical Team for the best location for your central vacuum unit.
Yes, just like any other type of domestic appliance the central vacuum is an item of electrical equipment which does not affect other items. You should however take account of any regulations pertaining to other equipment located in the boiler room (for example lift equipment.) In any event our Technical Team will provide the advice you need regarding installation options.
It’s not really necessary since the dust mixed with the air circulates at high speed inside the pipe-work leaving no residue behind. Nonetheless, should you consider it to be appropriate it is possible to clean the inside of the tubes by feeding serrated rubber balls into the system, which are designed with this specific purpose in mind. Ask us!
Definitely not! Your central vacuum unit was not designed to vacuum up building residue. You need to bear in mind that many of the materials used in construction (plaster, cement etc.) are made up of very fine particles which are often not captured by the filters meaning that they pass directly to the motor with the danger of reducing both its performance and its working life.
Your central vacuum system has been designed to vacuum up liquids and potentially combustible materials within reason, like hot ash. To do so you should always use our Liquid Separator, which is specifically designed for this purpose. By doing this we are harnessing the suction power of our central vacuum system to intercept liquid and ash without the potential for problems within the network of piping resulting from vacuuming up such materials or liquids.
Your central vacuum system is activated via a low-voltage connection from the inlet valves to the central vacuum unit. Once you connect the hose to the inlet valve it will switch on automatically or via the hose handle (depending on the model / hose accessory kit selected.)
At the design stage, the system used where the home central vacuum system we design is usually a person to use. Nevertheless, in the design, installation, use two or more persons can be achieved, if demand, please contact us
Those central vacuum units which incorporate a system which monitors maintenance requirements will show this on the display panel. For units which don’t have this facility, dependant on the level of usage we recommend emptying the dust container and changing the filter every two months. This should be used as a guide but everything depends on the characteristics of the installation, the central vacuum unit selected and the habits of the user of the system
Check if the indicator light for the dust container or dust bag is illuminated (for models incorporating these features.) Switch off the central vacuum unit, disconnect it from the electrical supply and follow the instruction manual for emptying the dust canister or replace the dust bag (depending on model)
The thermal protection feature has activated. : If the machine has a feature protecting against power overloads, press the power reset button, unplug the unit and wait 30 minutes before switching the unit on again, by plugging it in and operating the switch on the hose handle. If the central vacuum unit is not equipped with this feature or the problem persists contact our Technical Service Team.
A possible obstruction in one length of ducting. Disconnect the central vacuum from the power supply. Remove the dust canister from your central vacuum unit. Create a reverse suction effect by using a conventional vacuum cleaner at each inlet valve starting the process with the valve located furthest away from the central vacuum unit and systematically moving through all the valves. When inserting the hose into the valve cover any gap to ensure there is no leakage of debris. Check all the valves even though you may believe that the blockage has been removed at the beginning of the process. In normal use check that the blockage has been resolved. If not contact our Technical Service Team.