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 2 the canister vacuum
Canister: This is the second most popular style of vacuum cleaner after the upright model, but it is quickly gaining market share for many reasons. First I would like to state that my personal preference towards the Upright or Canister style vacuum clearly lands in with the canister machine. This being said there are certain customers I have that have tried the canister style machine and quickly return back to their beloved upright. However, the versatility of a canister machine along with the strong suction (our guardian platinum model offers 535 air watts which is similar to a central vacuum on wheels) makes the canister style my preferred cleaning tool for homes in the 21st century.
-Very versatile unit with attachments on board the machine (from carpet to floor with a quick change of attachment)
-Picks up well on carpets and hard surfaces (offers more suction power than upright)
-Lightweight on the hand as you are only holding a hose.
-Fits perfectly on the stairs.
-Takes up more storage space than a Upright.
-More likely to have repairs to the body of the unit as the machine follows you.
- Any type of home or condo with different surfaces (carpets, granite, marble, tile, linoleum to name a few).
- Homes with several floors as the machine is lightweight and is perfect for stairs.
- People who want the best suction power and best cleaning results.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
- I would personally recommend the canister vacuum cleaner for all home types (Condos, apartments, cottages, ranch style split level and even commercial use) we sell canister models too many leading hotel chains including the Fairmount, Sheraton, Hilton and Holiday Inn hotel groups in the Montreal area.
As I stated earlier when it comes to what I think is the better vacuum cleaner for your home the canister model is the clear winner. Yes I must say they do tend to break a little more often than the upright models, but due to the versatility and how much more suction power there is in a canister I have a hard time advising my clients to go with a upright over a canister. Considering that Electrolux or Aerus as we are now known has been manufacturing a American made canister vacuum cleaner for over 90 years there is no wonder why I think the canister is the best bang for your buck. If you are in the market for a new canister vacuum cleaner you owe it to yourself to see what all the different options are. At montrealaerus.com we actually offer a free in home demonstration, which lets you see just how the vacuum cleaner will work in your home. Take one of our canister models for a test drive I guaranty you will not be disappointed.
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.
Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their time indoors? That means that the majority of the air we breathe comes from our homes and other indoor settings. Indoor air quality is a growing concern, as it is surprisingly two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Here are 5 tips from Aerus to help reduce pollution in your home.
1 - Ensure Proper ventilation, especially when cooking or using paint, cleaning products or pesticides, can greatly reduce the amount of dangerous and toxic chemicals in the air.
2 - Ban indoor smoking. From your home and suggest that all guests smoke outside.
3 - Regular Inspection. Make sure your home is inspected regularly and that all heating and air conditioning units are properly maintained to eliminate pollutants such as mold, mildew and carbon monoxide from seeping into your home.
4 – Vacuum regularly. According to the American Lung Association regular vacuuming is an excellent way to rid your home of unwanted particulates. Invest in a HEPA vacuum to ensure the dust stays in the vacuum and is not redistributed back into your homes air stream.
5 - HEPA HEPA HEPA: Invest in a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system, which removes 99.97% of airborne particles.
So you’re moving into a new home or condo and have all of the tubing set up for a central vacuum system and are wondering if it’s worth the investment? Here are my top 5 reasons you should make the investment and get rid of the cumbersome upright vacuum or old canister you currently are using.
5 – Allergy Friendly: A central vacuum will greatly help reduce the allergens in the home. Dirt and debris are carried out of the home to the main unit, often located in a garage or closet leaving the particulates unable to reenter your home's air. Compared to an older upright or canister vacuum without a HEPA filter a central vacuum will greatly improve the living conditions of anyone living with allergies and asthma.
4 – Increase the Value of your home: By installing a central vacuum you will be increasing the value of your home as many new home-owners love the convenience associated with already having a central vacuum installed. You can often add a central vacuum to your home for the equivalent price of a leading canister or upright vacuum.
3 – Quiet Operation: By installing a central vacuum in your home the noise level of your cleaning equipment is reduced drastically. Placing the power unit in a garage which consists of concrete will ensure silent operation while you are doing your household cleaning.
2 – Optional Accessories like a Vacpan or Wally: These two tools make cleaning a breeze. With the Vacpan you can simply sweep the dirt, crumbs or hair in the kitchen or bathroom right into a Vacpan outlet. With the Wally you can pull the hose out of the wall and give the area a quick cleaning.
1 – Ease of use: Without a doubt a central vacuum is the easiest way to clean your home. All you need to do is grab the hose plug it into the outlet and you’re ready to clean.
If you’re doing renovations, building a new home or want to add a central vacuum to a finished home call the experts at montrealaerus.com. With over 30 years experience in the central vacuum business the seasoned veterans at montrealaerus will be able to undertake any of your central vacuum needs.
Vacuum cleaners like any other household products do have an expiry date. However, you can easily extend the life-span of your vacuum cleaner by properly maintaining and servicing the appliance. You can also take advantage of special “free inspection” offers. These free inspections can prove to save you a lot of money in the long run. Simple problems can be spotted by a trained service professional and often time’s pieces such as bearings, carbon brushes and fans in the motors can be replaced instead of ignoring the problem and dealing with it when the vacuum stops working. This type of work can save the owner of the vacuum some serious money.
Being a vacuum cleaner specialist I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to someone’s home and looked at their central vacuum, canister vacuum or upright vacuum and have been able to save them hundreds of dollars of future repairs. Often times people are not installing bags properly (will lead to dust entering the motor), not using a filter on their central vacuum (again dust build up in motor) or not using a filter on the exhaust (dust coming back into the air) a trained service tech will easily spot these problems and will offer you free advice on maintaining and servicing your vacuum cleaner.
I love the idea of comparing a vacuum to a car, as it is the one appliance in your home that is driven around by the owner taking care of dust buildup and keeping your home clean and healthy. If you think about it the other appliances (tv, fridge, washer, dryer etc…) sit there and are often times not nearly as abused as the vacuum cleaner. Again this is why I would urge to take advantage of a “free inspection” offer and ensure your vacuum cleaner is in good working condition.
So what goes into a free vacuum inspection, or a free service call?
Here is the basis of a free 16 point inspection being offered at your local Aerus Electrolux a company that has been around for 90 years and claims to satisfy almost 99% of their clients.
16-Point Preventative Maintenance Program
This program entails inspection and, if necessary, repair of any canister vacuum (excludes the power nozzle).
1. A Continuity Test is performed before servicing
2. Examination of motor and cleaning of all component parts (if applicable)
3. Inspection of fans
4. Inspection of bearings
5. Inspection of armature for wear
6. Inspection of carbon brush; a run-in procedure is performed
7. Operational and safety tests are performed
8. Mechanical operation checked
9. Inspection of spring assembly
10. Inspection of plug and cleaning of cord and cordwinder contacts
11. Electrical and safety tests performed
Front Trim Inspection
12. Inspection of carrying handles
13. Inspection of switches
14. Inspection of blower door operation
Cleaner Assembly Inspection
15. Inspection of wheels
16. Operational and electrical safety tests performed
Essentially if you want to be certain your vacuum is working properly and avoid any costly repair bills in the future it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take advantage of a promotional “Free Inspection” offer.