Central Vacuum cleaners have long been an enigma for many of our customers. Central Vacuum units are usually hard to judge for most customers because you can’t see a demonstration of a unit as easily as you could with a canister or upright in your local vacuum store. To help dispel some of the myths that surround Central Vacuum Cleaning units we’ve decided to borrow some of the content that the Vacuum Dealer Trade Association provides its members.
What is a Central Vacuum?
A central vacuum system, also known as a built-in vacuum, is the modern way to clean your home or business. It has four basic components:
1. A power/collection unit usually installed in a garage or storage space.
2. PVC tubing, installed inside walls and/or under floors, connecting the power unit to the inlet valves.
3. Inlet valves strategically located throughout the building.
4. Vacuum hose and attachments. The lightweight hose, usually 30 or 35 feet long, connects to an inlet valve and various vacuuming attachments to provide far reaching cleaning. Three inlets can easily cover an entire 2,200 square foot home and garage.
Why a Built-In Vacuum?
Today’s homes, with all their advanced technology, continue to get dirty and dusty. The central (or built-in) vacuum can make total house cleaning less of a chore and more efficient.
Its powerful motor and large air flow allow the central vacuum to pick up deep-down dirt, dust and debris, even microscopic particles like pollen, mold spores and dust mites.
No heavy equipment to haul around or maneuver around furniture and up the stairs. No cords caught on table legs. The lightweight hose and attachments are all you’ll need. Conveniently-placed inlets allow quick and convenient cleaning of the entire house.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Because a central vacuum pulls dust and dirt out of living areas, it is not recirculated in the air. The tiniest of particles are whisked away to the power unit located in a garage, basement or storage area.
Relief for Allergy Sufferers
By effectively removing dust mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and other allergens from the indoor environment, the central vacuum can help relieve allergy sufferers symptoms.
The noise-generating power unit is located away from the living area, so family members aren’t disturbed by vacuuming — even in the same room. Go ahead and vacuum on Super Bowl Sunday!
Home Value Increases
A central vacuum adds value to a home and can increase resale by as much as $1500 or more. Like other built-in appliances, it is an excellent selling feature.
Both new and existing homes can be easily fitted with a central vacuum system. Professional installers can have the job done for almost any home in a matter of hours.
A complete central vacuum system can be professionally installed in the average home for less than the cost of some name-brand portable vacuum cleaners. Because it is designed to provide efficient cleaning for 10 years and more, a central vacuum is a bargain.
As for which Central Vacuum to choose, you can contact us directly and we can provide you honest Central Vacuum Cleaner Reviews and Comparisons. Our Vacuum Experts can be reached 7 days a week at 866-468-2288.