Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vacuums Are Not Good Christmas Gifts For Your Wife!

If you have ever been thrown in the dog house, then you will be able to relate to this video. We thought it was pretty funny and would like to wish everyone a good New Year and safe holiday!

Part #1

Part #2

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Savings! Happy Holidays!

With the Christmas holiday season right around the corner, would like to offer Additional Holiday Savings! Mention this blog post and receive $5.00 OFF any call in order! We would like to thank our customers and staff for helping us remain one of the leading Central Vacuum Experts in the industry! Call 1.800.322.2965 today and SAVE!

This order is not to be combined with any other existing sale.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Drainvac Central Vacuum Int. - Now NAHB Green Approved Product

The NAHB Research Center Laboratory & Certification Services offers Drainvac International Inc. the "Green Approved Product for National Green Building Certification". NAHB's mission "is to promote innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products."

NAHB Research Center works with builders and manufacturers to test the performance of products used in homes today. They not only carry out controlled laboratory test, but also perform field product tests. Created in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues.

Homeowners and builders are able to earn points toward meeting green building standards. The Drainvac Central Vacuum gives you 5 points towards a greener home.

Benefits to having a Green Approved Drainvac Central Vacuum System in your home:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Healthier living environment
  • Improved and intelligent quiet systems
  • Whole house cleaning power
  • High efficiency HEPA filtration
  • Long system life

Drainvac International Inc.'s National Green Building Certification puts them amongst Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont Building Innovations, Dow Building Solutions, and The Dow Chemical Company to name a few. This prestigious award doesn't come easy. Dranvac's recent "Green Approved" certificate is an incredible honor not only for Drainvac but also by respected builders and contractors in the industry.

The NAHB Research Center is recognized as a test laboratory, quality assurance agency, and certified product listing agency by many building and plumbing code agencies, and by national, state, and local code enforcement authorities.

More information on the National Green Building Standard: The four threshold levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald provide builders with a means to achieve basic, entry-level green building, or achieve the highest level of sustainable “green” building that incorporates energy savings of 60 percent or higher. The Standard can be used by any builder for their individual projects, or be the basis for a local community or state green building program.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Duovac on Designing Spaces

The powerful Duovac central vacuum has been featured on a segment of Designing Spaces on the TLC television network! Check out the video below...

For more information on Duovac Central Vacuums, click here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Newsflash - Duovac Central Vacuum Corp Wins Bid

Duovac / Nuera a Canadian based company with close to 50 year in the industry wins bid among all other central vacuum companies. After arriving at in search of the perfect central vacuum, T.J. Maxx & Marshalls have both decided to install the Duovac Air-10 Central Vacuum system in most all their stores. Robert Buckwald, Owner of was able to collaborate with John Ritzchoven, United States Representative of DuoVac to arrive at an ideal Central Vacuum/Solution to their service issues.

The buyer of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls made his decision to choose the DuoVac Central Vacuum line because of their unsurpassed service and "after-sale" commitment to their customers. It is not only about the perfect vacuum for T.J. Maxx and Marshalls commercial needs, rather it was more about the award winning service and commitment that only DuoVac was able to provide. takes pride in offering DuoVac Central Vacuums because of their outstanding customer service and support after the sale. We are a professional company that treats customers the same way we would want to be treated ourselves. We originally took on DuoVac because we believe in the same business ethics and outstanding track record this company has provided for almost 50 years. They have won countless awards such as the ledger and ledgers consumer choice award out of Canada for over 11 years straight! No other company has achieved this unsurpassed honor/award.

For more information click the following link to view the new DuoVac Central Vacuums!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to School - Time for Change

As the summer months come to an end, our kids once again head back to school for yet another new beginning filled with growth opportunities and experiences. Just as we have been grateful for the extra time spent with family, all of us at would like to thank you, the customer, for valuing our business and helping us remain the leaders in the online vacuum industry.

Times again are changing and the vacuum industry is moving more rapidly than ever. In the past, change has been measured by nothing more than slow progression. Vacuum manufacturers are constantly developing better parts, attachments, and tools that greater fit the needs of consumers. We continue to offer these new products as fast as they hit the market. This allows our customers to be able to find what works best for them. Not only does this make the job of vacuuming easier it also makes it more enjoyable for the user.

We pride ourselves on being the leader in an ever evolving industry. It is our goal and mission to remain a head of the curve and keep up with the vacuum business and how quick it is changing. Competition in business is what makes this country strong. As long as we all help guide customers to better service, this is what it is all about. Friendly competition brings on cheaper prices and better bargains that help save the consumer money. This is our ultimate goal.

We take pride in what we do and how we conduct business through As quick as the vacuum industry changes we do our best to stay ahead of the pack, by leading the pack! "Reflecting" we look back at the last half of year and again would like to send a thank you to our customers for the business we have received. These next coming months we will continue to be the leading innovators with more informative industry firsts. We are always heading in a new direction - taking a different path, striving for the future… looking forward, looking ahead!

To a New Path… a New Direction - is your Number 1 source for the latest top of the line vacuum products and accessories on the internet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

An all-metal DrainVac? Coming soon...

DrainVac launches a new line of central vacuums so different from anyone else on the market, it will revolutionize the industry. Another first DrainVac brings to the central vacuum industry.

The All New Metal DrainVac Central Vacuum Series
Check back here first thing Tuesday morning, August 24th.

Check out our current line of DrainVac Central Vacuums

Monday, August 9, 2010

Miele S7 Salsa Review: Vision of Excellence

Miele's vision "Immer Besser" translates from German to mean "Always Better" or "Forever Better". "Miele appliances must endure a 10,000 hour endurance test which equates to a life span of 20 years in order to proudly carry the family name and ever enter your home." - Miele, Inc.

There is no surprise that the Miele vacuums sold on are one of our best selling vacuum brands. With Miele, quality is guaranteed and rigorously tested because of this Robert, owner of personally owns a Miele S7 Salsa Upright Vacuum. This is the very same upright vacuum seen reviewed in the video below.

It is common knowledge in the vacuum industry that some Miele appliances and vacuums are still going strong even after 30 years of use! With a product life as long as Miele's this is one investment that has the potential of lasting a lifetime.

For questions about Miele Vacuums or any of the products offered on, contact one of our helpful staff members or even the owner Robert at 1.800.322.2965.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Free Hose Sock Installation!

When you purchase a central vacuum hose sock and central vacuum hose combo from, we will install the protective hose cover free of charge. Hose socks or hose covers are intended to protect your walls, furniture and molding. When vacuuming a room (small or large) the excess hose is carried behind you. Having the soft protective material of our hose sock covering your vacuum hose will ensure the protection of the furnishings and other costly items in your home.

If you already have a hose and are considering the protective investment of purchasing a hose sock, then use our instructional video on how to install a hose sock. If you have questions regarding any of the products found at please contact us toll free at 1.800.322.2965!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Customer Service = Satisfaction

It always makes us feel great when we receive emails in response to our customer service. The following appreciation letter was emailed to Iris (one of our Customer Service Representatives) early this week.


Dear Iris,

I cannot tell you how fantastic your advice was! I am the lady who called from Gresham, Oregon. I am certain I must have sounded like some kind of nutcase, being so ignorant about my own vacuum cleaner. But as I mentioned, the original owners of this condo moved out in the middle of the night, taking with them many of the parts of the vacuum, Jennair stove, the refrigerator and various other items that would normally have been included in the purchase price. The terms of the sale were "as is."

But since the hose seemed to suck things up pretty well, I never knew there was anything else missing other than the parts that were obviously missing. Even the local place I called to order the missing parts somehow didn't question me enough to know I didn't have the carpet head. I went 24 years without realizing this, until the vacuum quit sucking and I complained to my neighbor. Even then, I still didn't understand just exactly what this missing part was or what its purpose was.

But the biggest problem was that I just couldn't get any suction at all. I really thought I was going to have to spend a lot of money no matter which of the two local companies I called. The one I had ordered from seemed more honest, since they just suggested that it might be a good idea to have someone come out and look at it. But neither one gave me the tips you did and those turned out to be invaluable!

As soon as I hung up, I got out my little Dirt Devil and started in with that. I was really afraid that there was something stuck way up in there somewhere that couldn't come out, or that there was some kind of dead animal in there. But I worked away with the Dirt Devil. I think I spent about four sessions of several minutes each on each inlet with that thing. The first go round I got a big bunch of stuff that was just clumped together as one big wad, mostly dust and cat hair, which I dumped. I went through several more sessions on each inlet and each time, it seemed to improve the suction until it was back to normal. That seemed strange, since there was nothing much more that came through.

I was just happy that my vacuum was back to working again! Normally when someone uses the expression, "This really sucks" it is negative, but this time, it was positive because my AstroVac really does suck! -- thanks to you.

Thank you so much for your wisdom to know these little tips and your generosity to share them with a stranger. You are a doll, Iris. I can't thank you enough. You are the epitome of customer service!


Nancy B.

Gresham, OR

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Think Vacuums Mobile - Now Live

The world stops for no one. In a constant balance between juggling life's little chores; like work, school, and taking the kid’s to soccer practice, it’s hard to find time to take care of other important things we need to throughout the day. If you’re planning on installing a central vacuum or just in the market for a new household vacuum cleaner, we've got you covered. is proud to announce the launch of our mobile web site. This offers you the luxury of shopping on the go. With the touch of a screen, simply browse with ease. Designed and formatted for use with modern smart phones as well as the iPod Touch, iPad and many other mobile devices. We have developed the mobile version of our site to make your shopping experience with that much easier!

If you’re in the process of building a new home and are constantly on the run meeting with general contractors, inspectors and builders… now shopping for central vacuums, installation material, attachment kits and all your vacuuming needs is that much easier!

We are proud to be shown under Apples web directory here

Or simply check us out at on your mobile devices.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Central Vacuum ABS Resin vs. Metal

Click to learn more about metal vs plastic (ABS Resin) Central Vacuum SystemsLearn the differences between ABS Resin central vacuums (new video) and Metal central vacuum systems.

Welcome to Rust is one of the problems you may encounter when purchasing a metal central vacuum. These units are no less qualified when cleaning your home… though over time their durability is considered questionable. These units are susceptible to corrosion, denting, and are much heavier than some of the newer ABS resin made models.

The choice is yours, but as experts we feel the lighter more durable, rust proof material of ABS resin is the direction central vacuum manufactures are heading.

View some Central Vacuum Recommendations.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bad Central Vacuum Motor - Potential Fire Hazard

Our service technicians just came back from a service call. Our customer was complaining of an electrical smell after seeing sparks / flames shooting out of her central vacuum system. We advised her before arriving to unplug it immediately. Sometimes we are able to save the central vacuum motor but more than often it is safer to replace the motor or complete central vacuum unit.

We wound up installing a brand new DrainVac central vacuum system. The customer could not believe how much quieter and much more powerful her new vacuum was. She felt more comfortable to replace the system rather than repair the old one. The old system which she owned for over 15 years; a NuTone CV450 (no longer in production).

We went into great detail on how energy efficient these units are… not only will she be saving on electricity bills but, she will be cleaning the house much faster and with less effort.

Our customer initially complained that her original builder never gave her the option of selecting the central vacuum system herself. She felt that he just dumped the system because he got a good buy and claims it never really worked that good from the start.

She was extremely pleased with our fast service and job well done.

Bad Central Vacuum Motor - Need a Replacement

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Central Vacuum Systems Reviews and Features: NuTone VX550 Series

With the release of the new VX series Central Vacuum Systems by NuTone, owner of Think Vacuums informs inquiring customer of the features and benefits of the NuTone Power Units. Take a moment to watch the following video review explaining the advantages NuTone offers home and office owners.

For additional product information contact us at 1.800.322.2965 or visit We are the vacuum experts with one of the largest selections of Central Vacuum Systems, Household Vacuums, Commercial and Backpack Vacuums including a complete variety of accessories and central vacuum attachments.

Monday, June 7, 2010

NuTone Retires a Few Ol' Faithful Central Vacuums

NuTone recently retired two of their older central vacuum systems; the CV353 and CV350. ThinkVacuums has sold thousands and thousands of the NuTone CV353 and CV350 but even good central vacuum systems come to an end. Because of their long running popularity we will continue to carry NuTone accessories, parts and offer service of these model. NuTone has been recognized as the #1 "Brand used in the Past 2 Years" and "Brand used the Most" for Central Vacuums according to a 2009 "Brand Used" study by Builder Magazine.

Think Vacuum still offers the above mentioned products through our leading online central vacuum store. For more helpful information or to purchase the NuTone Central Vacuum Systems listed here visit our NuTone Central Vacuums page.

Remaining quantities are limited to product availability.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Sale on Central Vacuums!

Call Today: 1.800.322.2965
Receive $15 Off Any New Central Vacuum System!

In honor and memory of all the men and women severing in our armed forces, Think Vacuums would like to extend a thank you to our customers by offering $15 off any new central vacuum system. Mention this blog and receive your central vacuum discount today!

Vacuum Sale starts May, 28th 2010 and ends May, 31st 2010 and is good for phone in orders only. This offer may not be combined with any other vacuum coupons or discounts.

Visit us online to view our complete list of quality vacuums including Miele, Nutone and Hoover. Learn more about our line of commercial vacuums, central vacuums, household vacuums, vacuum accessories, repair and more @

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How does Ferrari make their cars more powerful?

In the car world, Ferrari is known as tops, the best. When you mention the name, it has a persona about itself knowing you'll be getting the best of the best.

We were told by Drainvac to keep this hush hush for months but being that they are now implementing them in their new machines we just can't keep quiet anymore. The specs of the new motor will be coming soon. We're waiting for data sheets to introduce the improved motor results we got a sneak peek at some of the changes and we were very impressed being in this business for so many years

Domel of Europe makes their motors just south of Germany in a country called Slovenia. Domel is one of the largest and oldest European motor manufacturers in the world. Domel has manufactured motors for the Sebo vacuum company of Germany, Miele vacuums of Germany, Wesselwerk of Europe attachment company and a host of all European vacuum companies that just need a motor in their application. They are renowned for their innovations and adapting to any application that is needed. These motors are designed with a life span average, between 22 and 30 years. With European engineering, there is no planned obsolescence built into any of their motors. Their motors are built to last many years with the latest and greatest materials incorporated into them. With triple the amount inventors/engineers backing them they are known in this central vacuum industry as one of the best there is.

Domel's philosophy is different than other motor manufacturing companies. They plan and build their motors to last, unlike other companies who plan an obsolete date of only a few years. Domels motors are world-renowned for their power, durability, and European craftsmanship which is how a real motor SHOULD be built. They don't make high airwatt/throwaway motors like their competitors do, all motors are designed to last a lifetime. That's what impresses us the most.

Getting back to the reason for the blog is to tell the world that the collaboration of Domel and the Drainvac corporation of Canada are coming out with a new and improved motor line up which will be the envy of the industry. Not only are their motors the finest made but like the header says how can they make a great thing even better? This is literally years in production. And new innovation materials. These new more powerful motors will be introduced within this month of May/June. More information will follow. No other manufacturer will be able to get these motors made especially for them for approx. a year to a year and a half. These are going to be a proprietary motor made just for this company. Check out our motors page, click here.

As an added bonus, if you call up and mention this blog you get a $10 discount good for ANY model Drainvac or Purvac central vacuum!

Friday, May 7, 2010

New PowerStar Central Vacuums

PowerStar, one of the rock solid central vacuums in the industry - celebrating 50 years in the business - is now unveiling a new line of central vacuum units designed with superior quality in mind. The brand new UPS500A, UPS800A and UPS900A bring in better airwatts, better waterlift, and an extraordinary warranty to the masses. With a 15 year warranty on parts you can be assured these units were manufactured to last. It has a rock-solid steel body covered under a lifetime warranty. These canisters are constructed with an epoxy-coated paint making them heat resistant and rust proof. LED status indicator lights are strategically located for easy reading. These units produce alerts when maintenance is required. The extra large dirt capacity alleviates constant dirt disposal. These units can be used with a bag or bagless, however paper bags are preferred for easier, cleaner dirt removal.

You would think a machine built this tough would sound like a freight train when running but it has been engineered to be extremely quiet with anti-vibration technology. Equipped with ergonomic clips and handles for the dirt receptacle and new stereo-type clips for wiring make your installation easy and hassle free. PowerStar has incorporated powerful Electro long-life motors for a high performance 25/30 year life expectancy. These 1 to 2 stage electromotors have a durable all metal construction with a dual fan chamber.

Once again, PowerStar is a name you can count on, keeping the competition on it's toes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A force to be reckoned with...Duovac

DuoVac is a Canadian company that was founded on precision engineering and high standards. They have come a long way in making their presence felt in the worldwide market for vacuum cleaning products. With forty years of experience in the central vacuum industry and an international reputation for quality and innovation, DuoVac has become a force to be reckoned with!

DuoVac offers a wide range of vacuum cleaners enabled with advanced technology and premier quality. DuoVac has manufactured their central vacuum systems to offer convenience, superior filtration efficiency and a strong motor with more cleaning power as compared to most in the industry.
All DuoVac systems we offer come with an exclusive life time warranty. With a warranty like this you can consider it the best offered in the industry! The DuoVac product line has been used extensively in both residential and, because of its engineered durability, commercial applications. It has been used in nationwide applications for daily facility maintenance.
The prestigious client list has included: Sony Electronics, Nike, Genovese Drug Stores, Nine West Shoes, Syms Department Stores, Easy Spirit Shoes, Levi’s by Designs Clothing Stores, Walden Books, Regis Hair Salons, A.T & T. Phone Stores, Florsheim Shoes, Helzberg Diamonds, I.H.O.P., Holiday Inns, Sirloin Stockade, etc..

Brand new for 2010 a true lifetime warranty on the motor. Best in the industry.

With such advanced technology on the market today DuoVac has once again advanced with a new line of central vacuums that will be hitting the shelves shortly. So keep a look out for their newest cutting edge products!

Monday, April 12, 2010

We love customer testimonials!

We would like to take the time to acknowledge you the customer. We have built our business from a store front in Brooklyn N.Y. into one of your leading central, commercial and house hold vacuum retailers online today. We have always prided ourselves on informing our customers on all of our products, as well as the newest and latest technology in the industry. We receive so many thank you letters and cards and it truly means the world to us. All of your feed back has allowed us to build and informative webpage to educate and also be very user friendly. Every now and then we get a really nice one, and thought we'd post it here.

"Gentlemen, Thanks for your prompt order processing and shipping. I received my new Miele Pisces today. It arrived in perfect condition and (of course) does a great job on my all tile floors. It is a pleasure to do business with you. -Shannon R."

With our business growing constantly in an economy that has been at a breaking point for most, we would like to extend our gratitude and respect by thanking you for your business. In these tough times we strive to provide excellent customer service, technical support for all customers and affordable pricing to fit everyone’s budget. Keep those letters coming and send us a testimonial to let us know how much you love your new vacuum and/or accessory’s !!!!

If you've had a positive experience shopping at please don't hesitate to leave us your own testimonial, we'll even put it up on the site for everyone to see! It only takes 1 or 2 minutes, and it means a lot to us.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Do you need power?

Looking for industrial-sized power? We've got good news for you...
Introducing Drainvac's newest line of commercial and industrial central vacuums. Once again, Drainvac brings you a new innovative line of vacuums with unmatched quality, durability and suction power. Built with the specifications of warehouses and factories in mind, these commercial and industrial grade vacuums will stand the test of time and anything you throw at them.

Drainvac's commercial-grade vacuums have been engineered and designed to be ideal for environments that produce a lot of dust and fine particles. Their industrial grade vacuums are built with the capability to pick up both dry and liquid substances, saving companies from having to do post-cleaning maintenance and avoiding costly cleaning services. We predict technology as advanced as these new units will be welcomed into many industrial and commercial facilities who truly need the immense power that these machines offer.

Once again, Drainvac raises the bar on the standards of durability, reliability, and power.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Hey, it's that time again! Spring is the time of year where we all take time to get into the parts of the house that we normally don't clean, like behind wall units, up in the attic and even the garage. Getting in those tight places and actually being effective cleaning, all depends on the type of vacuum you have.

The brand new Miele Titan is the perfect vacuum for getting into the nooks and crannies that your average vacuum is not able to clean properly. This powerful canister features a 1,200 watt Vortex Motor and comes with a standard Active HEPA filter to remove those particles that would normally be thrown back into the air by a cheaper household vacuum cleaner. Combine that with other nice features such as a dust-bag change indicator, a large 30-foot cleaning radius, an electric telescopic wand, on-board tools (consisting of a dusting brush, upholstery tool and a crevice nozzle), and an overheating safety shut-off system, all while only weighing in at 9.8lbs, these features make the Miele Titan a great value at a great price.

Miele vacuums have long been known throughout the industry to be top-notch cleaning machines. If you haven't stepped up to a Miele yet, now's definitely the time!

You can read more information about the Miele Titan on our website ,and you can also follow us and get in contact with us on twitter.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The All New NuTone Central Vac CV400

We're glad to be introducing the new NuTone CV400 Compact Central Vacuum today! This new model from NuTone is the perfect fit for any apartment, condo or home up to 2,200 sq. ft. This is a compact unit, small enough to fit in a laundry room or even a closet, but that doesn't mean it skimps on features. It also has an easy to remove dirt bucket and an illuminated power-on indicator.
The CV400 operates quietly when it's mounted near your living area and virtually sound free when mounting elsewhere like a basement or garage.

The vacuum also features a powerful 120-volt motor, durable dent-resistant 6-gallon polymeric debris bucket with easy on/off snap release, and an intake port. It's also got a 2 year warranty.

You can check out this great central vacuum unit on the NuTone central vacuum page on our website, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more updates.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Now Presenting...

The long awaited video is here! Back in December we announced our partnership with Drainvac for a segment on TLC's show Designing Spaces. A little more than a month later, our segment about Going Green with Central Vacuums aired across the nation on both the TLC and WeTV networks!

It was a huge success and we couldn't be more proud of it, and we're able to announce to you today that we're expanding the audience onto the internet! That's right, if you missed the show when it aired on national TV, you can view it at any time on our YouTube channel.

We've had a huge response of people emailing us about the video, we love hearing this kind of feedback from people. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook any time.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Stuff!

Sorry we haven't gotten to blogging in a while, we have a load of good testimonial feedback from people which we're eventually going to put up. We're also proud to announce 2 new members of our staff, Mike and Denell. We picked them because they've got a good strong work ethic, which is hard to find these days.

Mike will be helping us out in the packing and shipping department. He's been working for UPS for a while as well so his experience and expertise will help improve shipping speed. If he's good enough for UPS' strict standards, he's good enough for us!
Denell is one of the new lovely ladies in our office, helping answer phones and take orders among other things. It's a good thing she hopped on board with us because we've had a pretty big spike in business lately!
With this strong staff we can continue to serve our customers better than ever to meet the rising demand.

In other news, we talked in another past blog about NuTone's new CT700 power nozzle, well we've finally got them in stock ready to ship! Check them out here. There are also 2 new wands required to use the CT700, the CT170 and CT175 - the only difference is if you have a crushproof hose or a wire-reinforced hose. Click the "more info" link on the product description for a nice big picture to help identify your model hose.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Lights, camera, action! It's been a long time in the making but the Thinking Green segment featuring Thinkvacuums and Drainvac is finally ready!
So, here's the schedule for our
previously discussed Designing Spaces segment airing on both the TLC network and WeTV!

We were told by the network executives that the total potential households this will be aired on is over 180 MILLION! That's a HUGE number, we can't wait to see what happens after that amount of exposure.

National WE
1/22/2010 Friday 7:30 AM
National TLC
1/23/2010 Saturday 7:00 AM
1/26/2010 TUE 730a
1/29/2010 FRI 730a
1/27/2010 WED 930a
1/28/2010 THU 930a
1/25/2010 MON 10a
1/29/2010 FRI 1230p
1/26/2010 TUE 1p
1/29/2010 FRI 1130a
1/26/2010 TUE 1230p
1/27/2010 WED 1230p
1/30/2010 SAT 1230p
1/30/2010 SAT 630p
1/31/2010 SUN 230p
1/31/2010 SUN 1230p
1/25/2010 MON 1230p
1/26/2010 TUE 130p
1/27/2010 WED 7a
1/29/2010 FRI 730a

We hope you guys tune in and let us know what you think!

We're also having a special offer in conjunction with Drainvac! If you've seen the segment on tv, give us a call and mention it to us to get 8% off any single item featured on the show, including Drainvac central vacuums, ActiVac II exhaust filters, any Drainvac accessory (such as bags, belts, etc).

Friday, January 15, 2010

Introducing the NuTone CT700

We're proud to be introducing the all new NuTone CT700 Power Brush! As always, it provides exceptional cleaning with a fresh new look and greatly improved features.

It integrates powerful LED front-lighting for industry leading lighting performance. In addition to superior lighting, the CT700 features a swivel neck for easy maneuverability as well as LED carpet height indicators.

Head-to-head testing shows increased cleaning performance over the existing CT600, CT650 models, as well as competitor's offerings.

Performance features include exceptional soil removal, superior LED lighting, maximum maneuverability and ease of use, along with a four position height adjustment.

The CT700 will replace the current CT600 and CT650 power brush models.

In addition to the new power brush, we are also introducing new wants to accompany the CT700. The new CT170 (for use with 20-series hoses) and CT175 (for use with 15-series hoses) offer length adjustment capabilities and concealed cord management. Both CT170 and CT175 are used only with the CT700.

These great new products will be available on our website early February, so keep your eyes peeled. You can also follow us on Twitter for even more news and updates.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dirty vacuums, and new vacuums!

Take a look at the motor to the left. This is a central vacuum we just received from a customer for repair. All of the white stuff covering it is plaster from construction dust. This particular vacuum was used in a brand new home, but the homeowners cleanup crew used the central vacuum instead of a shop vac, which is designed for this type of cleaning. There is a thick, solid layer of motor choking powder, which suffocated the motor and caused it to burn out. Typically, no central vacuum on the market can handle this type of fine powder. Most instruction manuals that come with the vacuum advise not picking up such fine powder, for this exact reason.

This particular problem was not caused by the homeowner, but by a cleanup crew worker who just used the vacuum assuming it would work just fine. Most manufacturers would not cover this under warranty because this is deemed abuse. It's sort of like running a brand new car with diesel fuel, it's not designed to work like that.

We called the manufacturer to help our customer out, and they could not cover it under warranty at all. We ended up putting a new motor in ourselves at our cost, just to accommodate a customer. That's the kind of customer service you can expect when you're a customer of Thinkvacuums, we go above and beyond whenever we can.

Getting off the topic of central vacuums, we just added some new updated Sanitaire vacuum models to our website! These are updates to well known models, the Sanitaire SC5845-B and the famous Sanitaire SC9180-B. Personally, I think these models look very sleek, the new design and color make it very visually appealing. Sanitaire is coming out with updates to other well known models in the future as well, and if you want to stay informed on the latest news bookmark our blog and our Twitter as well.