Importance of Electric Hose Compatibility with Your Vacuum
When your vacuum system is installed or upgraded, the hose and tool set may not have matched the main vacuum unit brand. That's perfectly fine because 99% of central vacuum systems are universal. Regardless of brand, the wall outlets in 99% of systems are all the same and work with any number of hoses, attachment sets, and vacuums. When looking for a replacement central vacuum hose, there are several things to consider. The most important is the type of carpet brush being used. If there are electrical connections or cords on the vacuum head then you need an electric hose. The compatibility of the Electrical Hose is further explained below. No matter the hose you purchase from us you will have a high quality, durable hose, and we back it with a three year warranty.
Electric Hose Wall Inlet Valve Compatibility
The Electric Hose is available in both Direct Connect or Corded. The first thing to check is the diameter of the wall inlet hole. Compatible inlets will be 1-7/16 inch to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. If it is narrower or wider we have a solution. The 110-volt electrical connection is also very important. Take a moment to determine if your wall inlets are basic or electric. An electric valve has two tiny holes, 3/8" apart, above or below the main hole. An electrified inlet valve receives the Direct Connect version of the Electric Hose. If there are no small holes then you have basic wall valves and you will need the Corded version of the Electric Hose for your vacuum.
Electric Hose Handle End Compatibility. Connecting your accessories and wand.
The handle end of the replacement electric hose has a three-way switch, a right, left and middle (off) position. The two-pin electrical connection is flush on the front of the handle under the metal stub tube. The round stub tube that slides into the wands has a button lock nipple two inches away from the handle end. Please take a look at the photo for additional understanding of the Electrical Hose end to be sure it works with your vacuum. And for your comfort, the new hose comes in a "gas-pump" style grip which is compatible with all other style handles.
Do you Really Need an Electric Hose for Your Vacuum?
If the vacuum you use on your carpets has a headlight, or an electrical cord, or a two-pin connection at the hose handle then your system requires an electric hose. Do note that there are vacuum heads that spin without electricity. These vacuum heads do not require an electric hose because they have an air turbine that spins and drives the beater. If you have a turbine head then purchase a Low Voltage Hose, or Basic Hose.
Upgrade to an Electric Hose for Your Vacuum?
Upgrading any central vacuum to an electric hose is easy and extremely beneficial. The Electric Vacuum Hose is at the top of the ladder because it delivers 110 volts to a carpet brush for ultimate carpet grooming. Yes, it is the most expensive hose, but the investment in your carpet is well worth it. If you don't have an electric carpet brush, you'll need a Complete Electric Attachment Kit. A new electric kit fits into all built-in vacuum systems without any modifications.
Guaranteed Quality and Durability
Compared to older hoses, the Electric Central Vacuum Hose is crushproof, lighter, and typically increases suction by 27%. The downside (if there is a one!) is the hose feels like you get less for your money because it is so lightweight, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, you get more for the money because the hose is soft and durable. Enjoy a cleaner home with less beat up baseboards and furniture. Also, to cut down on kinks, the hose completely rotates at the handle. As you pull, the hose unwinds itself so you can get right to work and not spend time fixing kinks. If there is an issue with your new hose we will replace it for free, and we make the process easy and painless. Our customer service is highly rated by our customers. If you need any help, call us at 1-800-997-2278.