Central Vacuum Units
Vacuum Specialists has been providing quality vacuum products and services since 1970 with two physical locations in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta. We carry and service some of the top central vacuum brands, including Easy-Flow, Dyno Vac, Duovac, Electrolux, and more along with in-house central vacuum installations in Calgary, Airdrie, and surrounding areas.
Visit us at one of our locations or order your products online. We ship our central vacuum units throughout Canada and USA.
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Central vacuum units are convenient, quiet, easy to use, and replace the need for portable vacuums. They are a beneficial investment for any household and can easily last for 20 years or more when maintained properly. Browse our central vacuum units below and don’t hesitate to give us a call for an expert recommendation.
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What is a central vacuum unit?
A central vacuum unit is a built-in vacuum system that’s installed in your home. The system consists of the vacuum unit itself which includes the canister, a tubing system, vacuum inlets, and accessories. Instead of a portable vacuum, you would attach a hose to one of the inlets installed throughout your home.
The dirt is suctioned into the hose, passes through the tubes, and is deposited into the unit’s canister which is typically installed in the garage or basement.
What are the benefits of installing a central vacuum unit?
Investing in a central vacuum unit brings many benefits, including:
- A more efficient clean – When compared to portable vacuums, central vacuum units offer up to 5x more powerful suction. This leads to a more effective and efficient clean, saving you time on vacuuming.
- Quiet – The unit itself is installed away from living areas, typically in the garage or basement which can’t be heard in the room being cleaned.
- Less maintenance – A central vacuum unit comes with a much larger canister than that found in portable residential vacuum cleaners. This means fewer bag changes or the need to empty the canister if you have a bagless vacuum unit.
- Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre – Cleaning stairs, corners, and hard-to-reach areas are easier with a central vacuum unit as the hose is lighter and easier to move than upright vacuums and portable canister vacuums.
- Increases home value – A central vacuum system adds value to your home and is a high selling point with potential home buyers.
Can I clean up liquid spills with my central vacuum system?
Some central vacuum systems, such as a Drainvac unit, can safely pick up liquid. However, not all central vacuums should be used to clean up liquid spills as it can cause damage to the motor.
How long does it take to install a central vacuum system?
Installing a central vacuum system only takes a few hours and no more than a day’s work. It might seem like a daunting and intrusive task with the installation of inlets and pipes going through the wall, but it’s more simple and quicker than most people think. However, it’s important to install it properly which highlights the value of hiring a professional like Vacuum Specialists to get the job done.
Will the vacuum unit be installed in the basement or the garage?
This is a personal preference and has no impact on how your central vacuum unit functions. Many homeowners choose the garage for convenience, as they can easily change the bag or empty the canister straight into their garbage bin. One of the advantages of having the unit installed in the basement is that it’s protected from extreme temperature changes.
How many inlets are installed throughout the house?
This depends on how big your home is. We typically recommend installing an inlet in each hallway or in a location where the most area can be cleaned such as the centre of the house. Most houses will have 1 or 2 inlets on each floor.
Who do I call when I need my central vacuum unit serviced or repaired?
Give one of our reps a call at Vacuum Specialists in Calgary or Airdrie, Alberta. We service all makes and models of central vacuum systems.