Central Vacuum Cleaners

The central vacuum system is based on the installation of a central vacuum unit in a little-used room of the house, for example the garage or the basement. This central unit, including the engine and the debris recovery tank, is then connected to a system of PVC tubes 5 cm in diameter present inside the walls of the house. Its installation is done after plumbing, ventilation and electricity and, of course, before finishing the walls.

History of the Central Vacuum System

Originally, the central vacuum system was unpopular because the installation required the use of metal pipes, which were more expensive. Also, the weak capacity of the electric motors at the end of the 19th century did not offer a large capacity of suction. Then, in the 1930’s, electric motors made it possible to offer models of portable vacuum cleaners at a price that was advantageous for the consumer. But from the 1960’s and the invention of PVC, the costs of installing central vacuum systems became affordable and in the 1990’s, having a central vacuum system was an added value for a homeowner.

Advantages of a Central Vacuum System

The biggest and one of the only disadvantages of a central vacuum system is its initial cost to install. Subsequently, depending on the model, it will sometimes be necessary to provide a budget for the replacement of bags where dust and debris end up. Another type of cyclonic system uses centrifugal force to separate debris from the air and requires no bag. These technologies are also found in portable vacuum models, but the weight and limited capacity of the engine allow the central vacuum systems to be more efficient. Also, the noise level of central vacuum is increasingly quiet when moving away from the unit location, while the portable vacuum always makes the same noise wherever it is brought. The main advantage of the central vacuum system is that the air passing through the pipe does not come out in the same room, which avoids the unpleasant smell of dust and the feeling of breathing fine particles when passing a portable vacuum cleaner.

The use of the central vacuum system is as simple as its portable counterpart. Simply plug a 9m, 12m or 15m long hose into a wall outlet. The contact is then made with the motor of the unit that starts from the switch on the hose. Thus, with a single hose that you move around the house, it is easy with a central vacuum system to clean several rooms, without damaging the furniture by dragging and bumping everywhere a unit on wheels. Various accessories are paired with the flexible hose to give you full control over your cleaning depending on the tasks you have to do, whether cleaning a corner of the ceiling or the carpet your dog lies on.

The Central Vacuum, a Smart Investment

It can be said that the central vacuum system is a type of vacuum cleaner which, apart from its higher initial cost, confers only advantages to its owner. Whether in noise reduction, superior indoor air quality or flexibility of movement with interchangeable accessories, a central vacuum system is in fact a must-have tool for your daily household in addition to add value and sale ability to your home.