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What is a Central Vacuum in a House?

July 28th, 2020

Central Vacuum

A central vacuum is a built-in system inside a home in which pipes run through the interior walls and are connected to a vacuum unit, which is typically located in the basement or garage. Inlets are added to walls throughout the home that attaches and detaches to a large hose, allowing the homeowner to move from room to room with ease.

What are the benefits of central vacuum units?

A central vacuum is designed to be more powerful than a traditional vacuum and offers the following advantages:

• Less noise
• Reduction in the recirculation of dust and dirt
• Can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years depending on the quality of the unit
• Easier to use on stairs
• Less weight than a portable system

Central vacuum units are ideal for people who suffer from allergies, as the dust and dirt are not recycled throughout the house. All of the vacuumed debris are captured and retained in the filter/bucket and dirty air is exhausted outside of the home.

Installing a central vacuum unit in your home

A central vacuum unit can be accommodated into existing homes with minimal construction. An experienced and qualified technician can assess your home and recommend the best placement of the unit and inlets to fit your space. Having a central vacuum unit also increases the value of your home as it is an attractive feature for many buyers.

When a central vacuum system is installed in your home, the filter/bucket will only need to be emptied or replaced two to three times a year as it can hold more debris than a traditional vacuum. It’s recommended to have your unit inspected by a professional every five years to keep it running at an optimum level.

Can you install a central vacuum unit yourself?

The short answer is, yes you can – however, installing a central vacuum unit in your home is not a simple undertaking. Because the system needs to be installed within the walls of your home, there are certain instructions and skillsets required that is best left to a professional.

If you want to ensure proper installation of your central vacuum unit, get in touch with one of our experts at Vacuum Specialists. We are a family-owned and operated business committed to providing the highest level of customer service. Call today and enjoy the many benefits of having a central vacuum system in your home!

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