The ATQ-160 from VALET is a slim body power unit featuring a high AirWatt Ametek-Lamb 5.7" flow-thru motor. Designed for cleaning homes up to a manufacturers recommended 4,000 square feet in size the ATQ160 delivers 561 Max AirWatts with a 120 volt dual stage (twin fan) 5.7" motor. Offering low noise operation and three convenient collection methods the ATQ160 is ready for cleaning homes and condos providing both performance and convenience. The new Valet ATQ-160 model now includes a longer factory warranty, replacing the older LM-160 model.
This slim sized ATQ160 power unit has a dirt capacity of 6.25 gallons allowing you to empty the dirt canister less often. The ATQ160 comes standard as a permanent filter bagless unit, but has a
special stem inside the vacuum that allows it to use an optional sealed paper bag. Disposable paper bags allow easier maintenance of the collected debris for those that may have severe allergies or asthma in the family. Instead of dumping the dirt container into the trash bin you simply unhook the paper bag and throw it away. You can also use the system bagless, operating with only the permanent filter. The inverted permanent filter maintains itself using a center weighted design that flexes the filter each time the unit is power cycled on and off. The inverted filter used in VALET ATQ models is permanent and never needs replacement. The special Micro-Tex® filter resists bacteria, mold, and mildew growth. This material can also capture particles as small as .3 microns and has a dust retention of 99.96% efficiency.
A unique third method of collection is built in to the Valet central vacuum. VALET bagless units feature the patented Air Channel. The air channel allows a plastic can liner to be used inside the dirt collection bin which makes emptying the bin easier and with less mess. With the Air Channel, you eliminate clouds of dust puff-back when you empty the collection bin. Maintaining your VALET power unit with can liner is clean and easy. Just unlatch the collection bin and gather up the can liner. Take the can liner and throw it away in your garbage. Put another plastic liner in the canister and your ready to vacuum once again. Your first package of can liners are included with your power unit and additional 4 packs are available on the accessories list. VALET can liners are convenient and easy to use but are optional and the VALET power unit can be used without them if necessary.
The VALET ATQ uses an Ametek brand Lamb series motor for exceptional performance and reliability. A sound reduction chamber surrounds the motor and reduces the amount of noise coming from the motor cooling system, making the unit quieter. The ATQ bagless units are also equipped with utility valve mounted to the front of the power unit for cleaning the car, garage or basement and an easy to use and on/off switch on the units control board. The VALET ATQ series is constructed from rolled galvannealed steel and powder coated for a tough, corrosion-resistant lifetime of use. VALET central vacuums are made in the USA by Lindsay manufacturing in Ponca City, Oklahoma where it has been building quality cleaning systems including VALET®, Vacu-Maid®, Astro-Vac®, SilentPartner® and others for nearly 50 years.
As with all VALET central vacuum systems, using the AT & ATQ series can help decrease asthma
and allergy symptoms by removing dust and allergens from your living areas. A VALET central vacuum system can reduce the amount of allergens in your home by extracting the dirt, dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander out of your carpet and furnishings; and it’s simple. It brings these allergens through the network of hidden tubing in your walls to the power/collection unit located in a remote area of your home, usually the garage or basement. By doing this, the central vacuum cleaner rids your home of these potentially harmful irritants, unlike most portable vacuum cleaners, which leave much of the fine dust recirculating in the air. Also, VALET central vacuums are exhaustible and can be ducted outside the home. By having a central vacuum vented to the outside of your home, it is possible to completely remove even the smallest of particles from all areas of your home.
VALET ATQ-160, the perfect choice for homes up to 4,000
- VALET ATQ160 Filtered Power Unit
- Ametek-Lamb 5.7" Dual Stage Motor
- 117 Cubic Feet / Minute
- 142 Inches / Water Lift
- 561 Air Watts
- 11.3 Max Amps, 120V
- Low Noise 62 dBa
- Large 6.25 Gal.Capacity
- Self-Shedding Filter Design
- AirChannel Can Liner Collection System
- Optional Disposable Bag Collection System
- 12" Diameter Slim Body Design
- 20GA Steel Construction
- Powder-coated finish
- Front Mounted Utility Valve
- Utility on/off switch
- Right Side Exhaust
- Bi-Directional (left or right) Intake
- 28lbs Net Weight
- Dia. 12 7/8" Ht. 37"
- UL Approved
- 5 Year Motor Warranty
- Lifetime Chassis warranty
- 4pk Can Liners Included
- Exhaust Muffler Included
The ATQ-160 is recommended for installations of 2 - 7 valves with a max pipe run of 120 ft including the exhaust system, if any. While best suited for homes up to 4,000 square feet, these recommendations are approximate and for reference only and not intended as a strict guide. For more information please contact Vacdepot for free central vacuum system planing assistance.