Written by Larry Cook

Central Vacuum Cleaner Advantages

A central vacuum cleaner is an appliance installed into a building’s structure as a semi-permanent fixture. It removes dust, debris, and dirt by sending the vacuumed particles through tubes built within walls to a collection container. This container is stored with the power unit in a remote utility space located in the basement, garage, or storage room. Vacuum inlets are installed throughout a building, making every room accessible. Hoses and other cleaning accessories can be attached to these inlets for convenience.

Call a licensed electrician for installing a central vacuum cleaning system in your home or office.

Advantages of Central Vacuum Cleaners

  • Compatibility – The majority of central vacuum hoses are compatible with industry standard brushes and tools used with common portable vacuum cleaners.
  • Convenience – Count on fast and efficient setup, usage, and storage of vacuum hoses and cleaning tools. For example, there is no need to balance a heavy, hot appliance on a stairway and manage the electrical cord.
  • Difficult Debris – Filterless models can efficiently remove dry substances, such as spilled flour, laser printer toner, plaster dust, metal knockout slugs and wire clippings from electrical work, or even small pieces and slivers of broken glass.
  • Durability – High-quality systems can last for decades, perhaps only needing the replacement of motor brushes every 10 years. Central vacuums also avoid the dropping or collisions suffered by portable equipment. Many manufacturers provide a lifetime limited warranty on central vacuum system’s permanently installed components.
  • Health – The system offers the complete removal of allergens and noxious odors. Portable vacuums reek with acrid air composed of fine dust and hot air that it exhausts. In contrast, central vacuums exhaust spent air into a utility space, or directly outdoors through a concealed external exhaust outlet.
  • Increased Suction – The weights and sizes of portable units are severely constrained. In contrast, central vacuum systems may use two motors for extra power. Moreover, filterless and bagless systems do not undergo the loss of suction in filtered systems caused by clogging from particles.
  • Infrequent Emptying – Central systems can typically accumulate up to 22 pounds before needing to be emptied. This unpleasant task must be performed more frequently for portable vacuum cleaners.
  • Low Maintenance Costs – Filterless systems only need the occasional replacement of motor brushes or vacuum hoses from wear and tear.
  • Noise Reduction – A good central vacuum system is very quiet where it is used because its powerful motor has a remote location in a utility space. This provides benefits to the user and others who are occupying the space being cleaned.
  • Reduced Damage – Portable units tend to have collisions with walls and furniture when vacuuming because their equipment needs to be transported from room to room. Central vacuum systems do no have this issue.

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