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
Reasons To Purchase a Central Vacuum
Every homeowner needs a vacuum for their home, and the choice boils down to a portable or central vacuum. Of course, there are pros and cons on both sides, however here are the top reasons why a central vacuum makes the most sense.
Decreased Vacuum Noise
Easy to Use
Better Thanks Regular Vacuums
Better Air Quality
Modular and Versatile
Strong Suction and Deeper Cleaning
Better Return On Investment
Using A Central Vacuum
To start your floor and carpet cleaning, remove the hose and cleaning accessory from your closet and attach it to the inlet in your room. Alternatively, pull out the hose and attach your cleaning head of choice if you are using a Hide-A-Hose System. The motor of the vacuum unit can be activated by opening the inlet door, connecting the metal contact at the end of your hose or simply by a power switch. This is dependent on the brand of central vacuum that you have.
Once you have finished vacuuming, simply unplug the hose or retract it (e/ the Hide-A-Hose System). Neatly store away the hose and any of the central vacuum accessories.