May 11, 2017 // Tags: Central Vacuum Systems in Utah
Central Vacuum Systems have been around for decades, and the latest models are quieter and more efficient than ever. While they cost more than portable machines initially, they save your family money in the end, and even increase your home’s value at resale! With all the advantages that a central vacuum system provides, it’s a wonder they aren’t found in every home that’s built today.
What is a central vacuum system?
A central vacuum is a motorized, semi-permanent cleaning system that’s installed in a building to remove dirt, dust, allergens, and debris from carpets, floors, and other surfaces.
What components make up a central vacuum system?
The central vacuum system is comprised of four main components: the vacuum power unit and collector, vacuum pipes and inlets, hoses, and attachments.
The central vacuum power unit is a powerful motor that creates the suction that removes dirt and debris from the home. It is normally placed in a basement or garage—away from the main living or work areas. A large collector, complete with an efficient filtration component, is attached to the main power unit. This filtration component catches the dirt and debris, which is stored in the collector, and allows clean air to be expelled from the power unit—usually outside the living or work area.
In most systems, vacuum pipes are run through the walls of the building from the central power motor to inlets that are placed in strategic areas of each room. Central vacuum self-retracting hose systems are attached to or pulled from these inlets. Specialized cleaning tools are attached to the hoses, and the room can be cleaned using the central vacuum system.
What are the advantages of a central vacuum system?
Central vacuum systems are superior to portable vacuums in several important ways. They are safer for your family, more convenient, easier to use, more powerful, better for the environment, quieter and, over time, less expensive.
Safer – The exhaust air that comes from a central vacuum system is filtered and the released outside. Portable vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, release exhaust back into the room they are cleaning, so harmful allergens, dust, and other particulates are recycled back into the living area.
Convenient & easy to use – Are you tired of dragging the vacuum cleaner around the house and up the stairs? With a central vacuum system, just pull a house out of a nearby closet and plug it into the wall. It’s that easy! The specialized attachments make cleaning anywhere easy, as well.
More powerful – Central vacuum power units are often three times more powerful than portable vacuums. While the portable only pulls dust and dirt from the top layer of the carpet, the central vacuum deep cleans for a cleaner home and longer-lasting floor treatments.
Less expensive – While initial installation is more expensive than a portable vacuum cleaner, central vacuum systems often last ten years or more. Portable vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, only last a couple years—if you’re lucky. All those used-up and useless vacuum cleaners wind up in a landfill, and all those purchases add up.
Quieter – You can forget about anything else you were trying to do once it’s time to vacuum with a portable machine—they’re so loud you can’t hear yourself think. That’s not the case with a central vacuum system, though. Since the motor is in the basement or garage, you hardly know it’s running.
Central vacuum systems take the inconvenience and aggravation out of keeping your home clean and safe from allergens. Contact Reed’s Built-Ins today for more information on the right system for your home.