H-P Products Vroom Retract Vac for Central Vacuum Systems
Convenience. If there was only one work used to describe the new Vroom Retract Vac from H-P Products, convenience would be the one. This new product is an accessory for central vacuum systems that can be as inconvenient at upright vacuums at times (though cordless vacuum cleaner designs are gaining in popularity). We all know the benefits of the central vacuum system: generally higher power and less to drag around the house. Still, you have to lug around 30 – 50 feet of hose, plus the attachments you are using. Possibly more annoying is that you have to find a place to store all that hose.
Coming in with all the glamour of a Hollywood starlet is H-P Product’s Vroom Retract Vac. This system is a retractable hose system that can extend up to 35 feet. It’s not the first retractable hose system on the market, but it is different. Some systems have the hose retract back into the pipes that also provide suction. This can require some expensive re-plumbing if the size isn’t correct. The Vroom Retract Vac installs next to any connection point in your central vac system. It uses the system’s suction power to retract the hose back into its storage area.
While it doesn’t need the piping for storage, it does need space. You’re going to want to have the installation done near a cabinet or closet so it is out of sight. There’s also the issue of price. If you want to completely ditch the traditional hose that you have to carry around the house, you’re going to need a unit in every room or area. I wasn’t able to find any solid information on cost. Still, with traditional hoses starting around $100 for a 50′ section, you can expect that the Vroom Retract Vac will run more than that.
If you don’t mind the additional expense to upgrade, the Vroom Retract Vac looks like an excellent accessory for your central vac system. H-P Products also is responsible for Vacuflo, Element, and Dirt Devil central vacuum systems, so the Vroom Retract Vac will play well with any of those systems. However, H-P Products also notes that it will work with any central vacuum system.
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