What is a Central Vacuum?
Vacuums are a vital part of any house's cleaning equipment. Vacuum cleaners use suction to remove dirt and other particles from floors, upholstery draperies - even patio furniture. They're generally electric-driven. Central vacuums are considered semi-permanent appliances with a central extractor unit, usually placed in the garage or utility room, and hoses that run throughout the walls in your home. Access to an inlet port in each room makes it convenient to remove dust, particles, and small debris using the proper central vacuum attachments.
Components of a Central Vac System
Central vacuum systems are made up of 4 main components.
- The Vacuum Unit
- The Vacuum Hose
- Pipe and Inlets
- Vacuum Tools
Advantages of Central Vacuums
Central vacuums are cheaper when amortized over its lifespan
Little to no maintenance is required once installed
Central vacuums are more powerful than their portable counterparts
A multitude of central vacuum accessories
Increase cleaning versatility
Elimination of fine dust particles
Disadvantages of Central Vacuums
Central vacuums are to be more expensive to install
The hose can be heavy depending on its length
Central vacuum systems use more energy