HOW DOES A CENTRAL VACUUM WORK?
Central Vacuum Systems use specifically designed tubing installed in the walls of your home. Unlike conventional vacuums that can recirculate dusty air, a central vacuum system removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust, mites, pollen, animal dander, and other allergens away from living area to the central power unit commonly located in the garage, utility room or basement.
To activate the system, simply insert the lightweight hose into a central vacuum wall inlet valve. Most homes will typically have one central vacuum inlet valve per floor averaging three per house. The flexible lightweight hose and inlet system allow you to easily move from room to room without having to push a heavy upright vacuum or pull a canister vacuum behind you, commonly bumping into walls or valuable furniture.
Less hassle. Central vacuums have a self-cleaning filter that never needs to be replaced and a large capacity dirt bucket that only needs to be emptied about twice a year. Portable vacuums have filters that need to be replaced and bags that need to be emptied regularly.
Central Vacuum Systems are much quieter than portable vacuums as the power unit of a central vacuum is located outside of the living area, where the motor of a portable vacuum is in the same room you clean. A larger motor allows central vacuums to provide up to 50% more suction power than a portable vacuum.
A Central Vacuum System can be installed in your new or existing home with no mess and no disturbance to your walls. There’s no outside venting required. Request a free consultation today!
If you’re building a new home or planning to, ask your builder to include a Central Vacuum System. You’ll want to discuss locations for the power unit/dirt collection canister, the vacuum inlets (where the hose is inserted), and a place to store a hose and attachment kit on each level. Simply enlarging a closet or including an extra base cabinet is all it takes.
If your builder is familiar with central vacuum, they may suggest a VacPan® automatic dustpan in the kitchen, near exterior doors, in family or laundry rooms, or wherever you’re planning hard-surface floors.
Installation of your system is done after plumbing and electrical work is completed and before drywall is installed.
About 95% of existing homes — regardless of age — can be retrofitted with a Central Vacuum System. The key to success is planning a pipe system with a minimum number of inlets and elbows (turns in the pipe) to keep labor time and costs at a minimum while still giving you the vacuum cleaning flexibility only a central vacuum system offers.
If you’re remodeling now, or planning to, a quick call to Area Home Services will allow you to add a central vacuum system to your plans.
Area Home Services provides professional installation by trained, experienced installers — an important advantage in a system you’ll be using for perhaps the next 25 years!
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