Let’s first start this conversation by admitting to ourselves that cleaning the house is the LAST thing we want to do! Now, while cleaning may never be fun, there is a way to make this task a little easier.
Have you ever considered installing a Central Vacuum System in your home? Many homeowners aren’t even aware central vacuums are an option or that they can cost less than a high end portable vacuum!
A misconception about central vacuums is that they can only be installed in new construction or that it would be a major renovation to your existing home to have one installed. In fact, installation only requires one main hole with an inlet backing plate that feeds the pipes through an attic, crawlspace or basement. You can choose how many inlets you want in your home. For instance, one inlet can cover a lot of area, sometimes over 1,000 square feet.
Let’s now talk about the benefits of having a central vacuum system installed in your home.
1- Very Easy To Use. Central vacuums eliminate the need to haul around a heavy vacuum up and down stairs or even from one room to another. You can also say goodbye to tripping over chords and your power brush can be inserted right into the wall inlet locations that you choose, instead of into already placed electrical outlets. Central vacuums have a wide range of accessories that allow you to clean places that most vacuums can’t even touch! There isn’t any other vacuuming system that will let you clean as efficiently and effectively as a central vacuum system.
2- Exceptionally Quiet. With a central vacuum, you’ll be amazed at how quiet they are. Typically, central vacuum systems are quieter than traditional vacuums. Also, keep in mind that the motor is located elsewhere (garage, basement, etc.), so the noise will probably be insulated. Life can finally coexist with vacuuming when you have a central vacuum system.
3- Reduces Allergens. Central vacuum systems eliminate the re-circulation of dust, pollen and other harmful particles inside your living area because the dust and debris is carried through the walls to an out-of-the-way receptacle. Whereas, portable vacuums recycle vacuumed allergens back into the air through the exhaust. Many Central vacuum owners remark on how much cleaner the air is inside their homes, and allergy sufferers typically notice a reduction in their allergies.
4- No More Vacuum Purchases. Central vacuums have three to five times more power than traditional vacuums because the power unit is not meant to be portable and it can contain a more powerful motor than traditional vacuums. While most portable vacuum cleaners have to be replaced every few years, you only have to worry about basic maintenance once a central vacuum system is installed. The advantage of owning a central vacuum system over a portable vacuums are listed below:
- Large trash capacity
- Longevity of all attachments and parts
- Costs less than replacing vacuums over time
- Lightweight and easy to use
- No power cords
- No filter issues
- No re-circulated dust particles that trigger allergies
5- Wise Investment. Investing in any permanent appliance in your home should help increase the value when you decide to sell. Central vacuums can be installed in existing homes or in homes that are under construction. Central vacuums save money over time because they last much longer than portable vacuums (which need to be replaced every few years.) Typically, central vacuum owners can go ten years before needing to replace any major attachments or even worry about maintenance.