What is a Central Vacuum System

What is a Central Vacuum System

Known as built-in vacuum systems, ducted vacuum cleaners, central vacuum cleaners, central vacuum systems or even in-home vacuum systems, central vacuum systems are becoming very popular in recent times.

A unit mounted in a cupboard, garage or even under a sink (with or without bags) is connected to a 50.8mm PVC pipe that runs to various points around the house, terminating at a wall inlet. These covered inlets at low level are similar in size to a standard light switch and once these and the unit are installed the system is ready to use. Once a special vacuum hose is inserted into the outlets it automatically switches the unit on and vacuuming can begin.

Advantages of Central Vacuum Systems

Enjoy Clearer Air and Reduced Allergies

Central vacuums are more effective in keeping the air clearer than portable vacuums. The debris, dirt, and dust that would normally be recycled into the air through a portable vacuum’s exhaust are instead sucked into the central vacuum’s main power unit in the garage or basement.

Less Noise, Less Annoyance

Central vacuum is much quieter than traditional portable vacuum systems because the unit is located in the garage or basement. The only noise you’ll hear is the air flowing through the vacuum and vacuum head, meaning the rest of the family can peacefully coexist with your central vacuum.

A central vacuum system will add value to your property

Not only do you save money over time, but you’ll also raise the value of your property when you decide to sell. The money you spent on the central vacuum will return to your pocket. As we have stated before, central vacuums last far longer than portable vacuums and only require major maintenance every ten years.

Powerful Deep Cleaning

Central vacuum motors can be up to three times stronger than the motors in portable vacuums, and because they are stored in a stationary location in the garage or basement, they stay much cooler. Since the motor stays much cooler, it is able to last much longer than portable vacuums, allowing it to do its job- provide strong suction through the network of pipes and through the hose. This allows central vacuums to not only remove the surface dust and debris, but also the deep grit and particulates that age carpet.