If your current vacuum cleaner is on its last legs perhaps now is the best time to consider upgrading to a central Nutone vacuum system rather than purchasing another upright vacuum. Make no mistake, upright vacuums have their uses, but when you consider the rising costs of good quality portable vacuums it is really worth it to consider a central vacuum system instead. Central vacuums work better, quieter, and last longer regardless of what brand you choose.
The primary reason why Nutone vacuum and other central systems are not more prevalent these days is a result of history. Central vacuums are some of the earliest vacuum cleaners, yet the original models were inefficient and expensive, resulting in the development of newer and better portable models that ultimately rose to be the dominant household cleaning appliance. However central vacuum systems have grown much more effective in the intervening years, leading to their ascension to the top of the industry today. A Nutone, Beam, Vacuflo or other central system is now much more effective at cleaning even the toughest surfaces than a regular household vacuum, and they work quieter too.
As standard portable vacuum cleaners have continued to rise in price their value has been declining in comparison to central vacuum systems. Although still more expensive on average, a central system has numerous benefits in addition to its cleaning power that make it a worthwhile investment (not least of which is the increased value to your home). When it comes time to throw out your current vacuum it will be worth your while to consider upgrading to a serious cleaning machine rather than settling for the industry standard, your carpet and your home will thank you.