There can be some heat migration if the vacuum cleaner construction is poor. Features to look for,
- Exhaust air directed away from the operator’s back
- An air gap between the motor compartment and frame
- Plastic construction
- Thicker waist pads
- Good airflow
- Large capacity for bagged vacuums
In the Advantage vacuum cleaner, with construction shown above, there is no increase in temperature at the operator’s back.
To reduce the problem,
- If you are vacuuming directly into a cloth bag, use a paper bag liner to increase the filtration area. It allows you to vacuum longer.
- If you are already using paper bags you need to replace them more often.
- Change the floor tool and use a Turbo Brush. A turbo brush uses agitation for dirt removal; therefore, the nozzle allows greater airflow.
Advantage is suitable for vacuuming fine dust in small amounts as contained in carpet. It is best to use a Turbo Brush for this application.
The extension cord is draped over the frame. The shoulder pads are tucked in behind the waist pad and frame. The waist pad ends are wrapped to the front of the vacuum cleaner. Please refer to the photos below.
Dust is held to hard floor surfaces by an electrical charge, friction and adhesion. On irregular and textured surfaces these forces are much greater. The combination Floor Tool is best for dust removal on these surfaces. Extending the bristles on the tool, adds sweeping to the vacuuming process and provides a cleaner floor. The photo shows the difference in cleanliness the combination floor makes on a rough concrete floor previously vacuumed with a low-profile floor tool.
The Turbo Brush is the best tool for dust, hair and fiber removal from carpet. It removes between 2 to 3 times more dust from carpet than a low-profile floor tool of equivalent size.
It really is, because it doesn’t have a filter bag that clogs. We have tested Advantage extensively by vacuuming both domestic and commercial floors using a wide range of floor tools. We have tabled some of those results and compared them to a 5L bagged vacuum with a similar motor power. This is shown in the grey colored column in the table below,
|Domestic||Commercial||Commercial||Commercial 5L Bagged Vacuum|
|Soil Type||Fibre/Fluff/Hair||Dust/Large Objects||Fibre/Dust/Large Objects||Fibre/Dust/Large Objects|
|Floor Type||Wool Carpet / Tiles||Rough Concrete||Synthetic Carpet / Rough Concrete||Synthetic Carpet|
|Area vacuumed||100m² Carpet / 100m²Tiles||300m²||100m² Carpet / 300m² Concrete||720m²|
|Floor Tool||Combination + Turbo Brush||Combination||Mega Gulper Floor Tool||Turbo Brush|
|Vacuum Time||1 hr||1 ½ hr||2/3 hr||3 ¾hr|
|Dirt In Bin / Bag||250g||435g||380g||228g|
|Dirt Motor Filter||0.11g||0.25g||0.32g||N/A|
|Soil Removal Rate||250g/hr||290g/hr||570g/hr||61g/hr|
|Air Flow Loss||0.6%||1.3%||1.7%||37.60%|
Photos of dirt vacuumed
The results show that Advantage removes more soil from floors, and has less airflow loss. We use air flow above any other parameter as an indicator for performance, because it’s air movement that removes dirt.
Some customers transitioning from bagged vacuums to the Advantage cyclone back pack vacuum, struggle with having to empty the bin and disposing of the rubbish more frequently. This process is called cleaning and we are happy to know, we do it better than many others.
At a room temperature of about 20°C, on a 1300W to 1500W motor the exhaust air is between 57°C - 63°C. The exhaust air temperature increases by the same amount as the room temperature. It increases by a smaller amount on an increase in motor power. If the airflow is reduced by 35% - 40% due to blockage or inadequate filter maintenance, the temperature increases to 100°C which is around the temperature at which the thermostat is activated.
Thermostat activation is not a vacuum cleaner fault.
It needs to be cut off. The Turbo Brush has a groove that provides a cutting track for a Stanley knife. Alternatively, scissors can be used to cut the hair. Cut hair needs to be removed by hand.
Use the Microfiber duster as shown in the video. If any fluff is caught in the bin compartments simply tap the bottom of the bin with the duster and it will fall out.
Remove the Filter Cap located below the bin as shown in the photo. Remove the dirty filter and replace with a clean filter. Tap out any built-up dust. Then rinse / wash the filter as shown in the video. The filter is clean when the rinse water is no longer discolored. Allow the filter to dry before reusing.