Clients often ask us, "Why do you recommend a Central
Vac system?" The answer is simple. We want you to really
like your new home and be happy living there. We believe a central
vacuum system will be a contributing factor to your health and happiness in
your new home.
|What is Central Vac?
Central Vac is a superior way to clean your home, in much the same way
that central air is superior to using window air conditioners to cool your
home. A central vac system provides inlet ports at convenient
locations in the home where a hose can be attached to vacuum the rooms.
The system uses a series of PVC pipes inside the walls of the home which
lead to the power unit (motor and dirt canister) that is located "out of
the way," usually in the basement or garage.
Most people don't
really care for housework, especially vacuuming. But what if
someone took everything you dislike about vacuuming and improved it?
That's what we feel a central vacuum system does.
Vacuuming Complaint #1: It's so weak! Your
standard upright or canister vacuum may need to run back and forth over the
same area to really get it clean, and it won't pull the dirt out of the
cracks! What's worse, the suction gets weaker and weaker as the bag
With a central vacuum system, the motor is much larger and
more powerful (like a carwash vacuum!) so it delivers several times the
suction of a regular vacuum. Plus, central vac systems maintain their
suction strength even as the dirt accumulates.
Vacuuming Complaint #2: It's so loud!
With a central vac system, the vacuum motor and dirt canister
are located out of the way in either the basement, garage, closet, or attic so
that all you hear while vacuuming is the windy sound of the air sucking into
the end of the hose. No deafening motor noise at your feet!
Vacuuming Complaint #3: It's so heavy! Your arms
and back get tired pushing that machine all over the floor, and then you have
to carry it up the stairs!
With a central vac system, all you handle is a lightweight
hose and attachment. One end of the hose plugs into a port in your wall.
While you vacuum, the hose stretches up to thirty feet. With the inlet
ports centrally located, you should be able to vacuum several rooms, or
possibly an entire story without having to switch to another port. Your
installer will help you locate the vac inlet ports to maximize reach. A
port can also be installed in the garage (vacuum your car!), and in the
Vacuuming Complaint #4: It's so smelly! Anything
you suck up in a regular vacuum (pet hair!) can leave odors that recirculate
into the room. Those odors are actually fine particles of dust, bacteria
and other allergens that were not trapped by the vacuum and are blown back out
into your home. This not only can leave a bad smell, but results in poor
indoor air quality.
With a central vac system, any particles that are not trapped
in the dirt canister are exhausted outside. They exit your home each
time you vacuum. Central vac systems have been scientifically shown to
improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.
Vacuuming Complaint #5: Those messy bags! A
standard vacuum requires you to change the bag regularly. After every
couple of uses, the bag may become full enough to decrease the suction.
Changing the bag is messy and dusty, and you're always running out of them!
With a central vac system, the dirt is collected in a large
canister attached to the vacuum motor. The large capacity means that it
will only need to be emptied 2 or three times a year!
Isn't Central Vac expensive?
You can expect to pay $1500 to $2700 for a central vacuum system.
The system will outlast conventional vacuum cleaners with virtually no
maintenance, and there are no bags to buy. A central vacuum system
will also add to the resale value of your home.