DuraVac Central Vacuums
Discusses The Differences Between Air Driven Power Heads And Electric Power Heads
Babylon, New York (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
With a central vacuum system there are two different types of power head options to clean the carpeting in your home; Electric and Air Driven. Recently Duravac describes the features and benefits of both options on their blog.
First we will discuss electric power heads. Electric power heads are the stronger of the two different types of heads. They are meant for homes with more carpet and/or animals in the house. You cannot compare the cleaning capability of an electric power head to an air driven power head on carpeting. An electric power head also cost more money than an air driven power head. A prime example of the best power head on the market is the Stealth by MD Manufacturing.
The power head has a dedicated 2-3 AMP motor that can get its electricity from one of two sources. The first source is taken directly from the central vacuum inlet (Direct Connect). The second source comes from a cord (Pigtail) that can be plugged in to the closest electrical outlet. When building a new home it is advantageous to install the Direct Connect version since the walls are still open. The pigtail version is more suited for existing homes.
An Air Driven power head is meant for minimally carpeted areas. The brush gets its rotating power from the air flow of the central vacuum power unit. The brush will not rotate as fast with an air driven brush; also some industry experts argue that some of the suction power is lost from the central vacuum system, since the air flow is being used to rotate the brush.
As a general rule of thumb, Michael Pepe from DuraVac recommends the following:
“If a home has less than 25% carpeting, with no pets; then an air driven power head might be right for you. If your home has more than 25% carpeting or has pets; then I would strongly recommend an electric power head.”
If you have any questions regarding the comparison of an electric power head or an air driven power head, please feel free to call Michael Pepe of DuraVac Central Vacuums at (516)822-3060 or visit them on the web at http://www.duravac.com