VIDEO: Central Vacuum Retractable Hose Systems: Hide-A-Hose vs. Chameleon

The Chameleon Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System, while a commendable option in the market, takes a back seat to the pioneering innovation of Hide-A-Hose. Unlike Chameleon, Hide-A-Hose was the first Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System, setting the gold standard in convenience and efficiency. With its wall-integrated design, seamless operation, and a legacy of innovation, Hide-A-Hose remains the unparalleled leader in the realm of retractable hose systems, offering a superior cleaning experience that others aspire to emulate. 


Hide-A-Hose vs Chameleon Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System lets you lock and seal at any length? 

A: With the Hide-A-Hose Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System you can lock and seal the hose at any length. With the Chameleon you must pull the entire hose all the way out to lock and seal the hose.

Why is this such a big deal? There are many times when you need to clean up a mess just a few feet away. You may not want to pull 50’ of hose out every time you vacuum.  With the Hide-A-Hose patented locking and sealing system, you have full suction at any length of hose, whether it is 15 feet away, or 50. Not only does the Hide-A-Hose System seal at any length, it also locks at any length so that the hose will not retract while you are vacuuming.

Q: Which Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System is more user-friendly? 

A: Hide-A-Hose takes this one! Our Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System’s valve has an easily accessible and visible on and off switch. Users can operate the system with ease, thanks to the user-friendly design of the switch, which is conveniently placed for quick access.

On the other hand, the Chameleon's switch is positioned behind the hose, necessitating users to navigate by feel rather than sight. This arrangement can be less convenient when compared to Hide-A-Hose's intuitive switch placement.

Q: Which Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System is more aesthetically pleasing? 

A: Hide-A-Hose for the win! The Hide-A-Hose valve is 26% smaller than the Chameleon. This reduction enhances aesthetics and blends more seamlessly with standard household designs.

The Chameleon valve remains larger in size, potentially presenting an industrial appearance that contrasts with the sleek and modern design of the Hide-A-Hose valve.

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