DIRT DEVIL® ADDS A NEW MEMBER TO THE PLATINUM FORCE® FAMILY OF CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEMS

CEDIA Booth #209 - The Dirt Devil® Platinum Force 299e® Offers Bigger Opportunities at a Smaller Cost

CEDIA Booth #209 - September 3 -7, 2003 - In these days of extreme health awareness, central vacuum systems are becoming increasingly popular to health -conscious individuals. But for many homeowners, the cost of purchasing and installing a system sometimes outweighs the numerous benefits. Now, consumers who are both health -conscious and money savvy can turn to H -P Products® for a new high -performance, low -cost unit, the Dirt Devil® Platinum Force 299e®.


The 299e® offers consumers the quality design features of high -end central vacuum systems with an amazing low MSRP of $309. At only 2½ feet tall, 22 pounds and a foot wide, this unit is intended for homes up to 2,500 square feet and can easily fit into tight areas in the basement, garage or utility room. While maintaining the performance capabilities of a high -end model, the 299e is one of the most affordable central vacuum systems on the market.

With an onboard inlet valve and the unique peripheral bypass, two -stage motor, the 299e eliminates any visible exhaust without a muffler or exhaust horn. Air dissipation is maintained through peripheral exhaust vents located around the base of the motor. Increased venting on the motor cover amplifies air entering the unit to cool the motor, while a custom air separator keeps the exhaust air away from the cool air intake. Made of black ABS material, the comfort -grip dirt canister has an easy -to -handle, 4 -gallon collection capacity.

The Dirt Devil Platinum Force system works by transporting 100% of all vacuumed dirt, debris and dust particles through a simple network of tubing that runs through the walls. 96 -98% of debris are deposited into the dirt canister while the remaining fine dust particles are captured in the high -efficiency filter so that dirt and odors are not re -circulated into the home. The in -wall tubing is easily installed during construction or added to an existing home in less than one day with no structural modifications needed.

The Dirt Devil® Platinum Force® 299e® presents powerful cleaning performance and reliability with an innovative design. The bagless feature combines cyclonic action with a high -performance filter to maintain peak cleaning efficiency with consistent power and airflow.

About H -P Products
H -P Products, Inc. offers over 55 years of manufacturing expertise - with over 45 of those years manufacturing built -in central vacuum systems, as well as tubular products. In 1955, H -P Products introduced VACUFLO®, the first residential built -in central vacuum system with a patented True Cyclonic® process requiring no bags or filters. H -P Products manufacturer of the Dirt Devil® and Dirt Devil® Platinum Force® lines of central vacuum systems offer many versatile accessories kits and attachments for every cleaning application. Log onto www.dirtdevilplatinum.com for more information on the full line of VACUFLO products.

For press information or photography, please contact Sarah Mullaney (smullaney@castercomm.com) or Joseph Hageman (jhageman@castercomm.com) at Caster Communications, (P) 401.792.7080, or log onto www.castercomm.com.

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