The Beam Q 100 Power Head: This power head is the latest in innovation from beam-electrolux and offers quite a bit to the consumer in a quiet, compact package. This power head is recommended for people with a variety of different carpets and flooring within their home, due to its integrated manual height adjustment. This height adjustment feature enables you to adjust your powerhead to a low, medium, or high setting depending on the type of carpeting or floor you are cleaning. This is particularly important when you deal with a high pile carpet such as a shag. With these high pile carpets normal non-adjustable power nozzles will get bogged down and lose cleaning capacity due to the suction being cut off. Note that the beam q100 power head can only be used with the special sumo style hose and attachments. It has a unique neck assembly that cannot be used with other universal types of central vac hose. Recommendation: Will work with all flooring types
The Beam Solaire: The new beam solaire power head is an updated version of the rugmaster, and utilizes an auto-adjust mechanism for the height of the carpet. This auto adjust is usually not very effective on high pile carpets such as shag and frieze, but works exceptionally well on other medium and low pile carpeting. Because it has a strong motor to drive the brushroll, this head digs deeper to agitate and clean dust and dirt up better than cheaper sets. Recommendation: Low-Medium Pile Carpet & Hard Surface Flooring
The Beam Rugmaster Plus Powerhead: This is the classic design by beam, and has been around for a very long time. The beauty of the beam rugmaster power head is in the simplicity of its structure & electrical components. The ease of taking this cleaning nozzle apart to fix any given part gives it a notch up on its competitors. When a homeowner is able to make repairs by themselves then they can save money and lower the cost of ownership on their whole entire central vacuum system.