After another successful Home Show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal we want to thank; Sylvie from ExpoPromtion, our staff and all the clients who helped make this show such a success. With the recent closing of the Electrolux plant in L'Assomption it is important for us to attend these shows and explain to our clients how we have no affiliation with Electrolux Sweden and we are now none as "Aerus". We are not going out of business!! To the contrary, we are growing our product line and selling more vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and water filters than ever before!! As for the many customers who bought the little red Electrolux vacuum and told us it is not the same quality as their old Electrolux, make no mistake we want you back as a client and we will offer you up to a $300 trade in on the purchase of a "Aerus Electrolux" vacuum cleaner.
For anyone building a home, doing renovations or just looking to upgrade some stuff around their home in the Montreal area, I can tell you a dedicated Home Show is where you want to start looking. First off there is so many wonderful products (no just vacuum cleaners) but windows, flooring, roofs, pools, saunas to name a few, but also there are so many knowledgeable business owners, sales associates and customer representatives on hand that you can get a new perspective on any type of project or item you may want to buy for your home.
For myself, I am always anxious to go see what the competitors are offering not only in terms of pricing but also new products and services being offered. By understanding our competition we strive to offer the best value in terms of both services rendered and products on offer. With our dedicated "Healthy Home Product Line" our clients can easily see that not only our vacuum cleaners, but our air purifiers, water purifiers and our newest healthy home product the Laundry Pro are truly best in class innovative products that will make us the clear market leader in the "Healthy Home" category for years to come.
A little note on the Laundry Pro: It's always amazing to see someones reaction to our claim of laundry without soap! No one believes it, but it's true... It's not surprising the same company that entered the air purification space 10 years ago, when no one really believed air purifiers would work has thought up such a innovative product! When I say I personally have not used soap to clean my clothes for the last 9 months I still have a hard time believing it, but it's true. If you want to understand how it works take a look at this video
We are excited for February 5th when we will back at the BIG O "Booth 212" to showcase our healthy home product line once again. Until then you can come visit us at any of our locations and see what montrealaerus.com has to offer.
Choosing the right vacuum cleaner for you. Should I buy a canister, upright or central vacuum? A look at the Montreal market and living space. Part 1 The Upright Vacuum.
Before choosing the brand of vacuum to buy one should first choose the style of vacuum cleaner that best suits their needs. Often times people will just buy the same style of vacuum cleaner as they had prior to their new one. I would personally advise all my clients to try each one out and then choose the vacuum which is best for them. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each type of cleaner and what works for someone can easily not work for someone else.
This is the most popular style of vacuum cleaner in the United States, however it has been steadily been losing market share to the more versatile cannister style unit. I would recommend this unit for a 1 storey home (ranch style) or an apartment. It is the easiest of all the vacuum cleaners to use, just plug in the machine and you're ready to go. Saying that, it certainly is not the most versatile unit and can be cumbersome to move around furniture. The motor also loses suction as there is 2 suction ports 1(at the bottom of the machine which can not be closed (where the brush is, and 1 where the attachments are.
- Easy to use. (plug in and vacuum)
- Picks up well on carpets.
- Takes up little Storage Space.
- Not as versatile as other vacuum styles.
- Works better on carpets than on solid surfaces.
- Cumbersome and Heavy. (especially on the stairs)
- A home or condo with only 1 floor, with heavily carpeted cleaning surfaces.
- Commercial use as less attachments mean less things to break.
- No nonsense cleaning with little repairs.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
- A multi storey home (as it’s heavy to bring up and down stairs, and clean carpets on the staircase)
- Someone who constantly uses attachments (the quality of these attachments are always worst, and the air-watts from the motor suffers from having 2 suction ports)
- Someone who has mostly hard flooring surfaces.
I would say that the Upright Vacuum cleaner is probably my least favorite of the vacuum models. I feel that it’s negatives certainly outweigh its benefits especially with more and more people changing their carpets to hard surfaces. There is a reason why the Upright model has been losing market share to the canister style in the United States this past decade and in my opinion it has lot’s to do with how the canister machine is much more versatile.
Up next the Canister vacuum...
3 Tips to unclog your Aerus Electrolux vacuum hose and repair your vacuum cleaner at home. Pictures to help you through the process.
If you are experiencing a hose blockage, it may be quite easy for you to fix this problem, here are 3 tips to unclog your hose.
Tip 1: If you have a Electrolux vacuum cleaner on the back of it where the filter is located is the exhaust of the motor. Often times if it is just dust that is blocking the hose this will work perfectly. Simply take the hose and put it where the filter usually goes. Now take the handle of the hose and face it inside the vacuum where the hose usually attaches (you don't dust flying in the air) turn the vacuum on and see if the hose becomes unblocked.
Tip 2: If tip 1 does not work, than you will likely need to take off the hose handle, grab a screwdriver and remove the handle. Once the handle is off repeat Tip # 1. The hose should be unblocked.
Tip 3: If the first 2 methods did not work and you have removed the handle from the hose, grab a broomstick and slide it through the hose. If the blockage is near the end grab some pliers and pull it out. If the blockage is in the middle push the broomstick with a little force, if there is no movement STOP.
At this point you may need our help. Call us and we would be happy to assist. Also if you are not the kind of person who likes to do stuff like this on your own just call us and we will fix your problem in 24 hours or less. We offer our services to the entire Montreal area and it surroundings.
Spring has arrived!! It's time for spring cleaning. How to best vacuum your home, using the attachments properly.
So it has been a long cold winter here in Montreal, and I am confident to say that spring has finally sprung. I have been holding off posting this series of articles to the blog as every time I have thought about posting it's either below zero or I can see snow flakes from my office desk. But now that winter finally looks over, I will share my spring cleaning tips on how to best use your vacuum cleaner. Here in Montreal we have quite the winter, and lots of salt is poured onto our streets causing some very dirty carpets and homes. I can not tell you how many times I see a 15 to 20 year old vacuum and the attachments are brand new because they are not being used! Often times it's because people have not been properly explained how to use each piece. So here is a rundown on how to use each piece for your vacuum cleaner.
Before I begin, I would suggest you take a look at Martha Stewart's printable checklist for a comprehensive list of spring cleaning tips.
If you thoroughly vacuum your home using all of these pieces properly I am certain your home will be on the right path to being as clean and healthy as possible. For people with allergies and asthma I would certainly suggest purchasing a vacuum with True Hepa filtration. Perhaps, I can recommend the Guardian Platinum from Aerus, or even a Central vacuum as dust is siphoned off to a canister often located in a garage or furnace room.
I'll be back later this week on cleaning tips to clean the air inside of your home. Happy Spring Cleaning.