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Why A Central Vacuum?


No other technology cleans as efficiently and effectively as a central cleaning system. It is by far the best choice in making your home healthier and cleaner. In addition to the old-fashioned broom and dustpan, many home owners use a small vacuum for the stairs, another for and the car, an upright vacuum for the carpeting, and a shop vacuum for the garage. They all need filters, belts and periodic maintenance or replacement! It's hard to believe that a central vacuum can replace most of these cleaning tools. Although normally associated with new construction and expensive homes, central vacuum systems can be installed in most existing homes and are actually quite economical. A central vacuum will add resale value to your home, making it an investment that will pay for itself!

Are you looking for ways to create a cleaner, healthier home environment? You're not alone - a recent survey conducted by Professional Builder Magazine found that “66% of today's homebuyers want specific features that make their homes healthier.” A very important aspect of your home is the quality of the air you breathe. Indoor air pollutants like animal dander, dust mites, mold and pollen are a common cause of allergic conditions and other health problems. Using the right vacuum cleaner can significantly reduce your exposure to these airborne particles. Anyone who has used a portable vacuum recognizes the characteristic odor it produces after just a few minutes of use. Did you know that smell is created by the dirt and dust that the vacuum is recirculating into the air - dirt that contains bacteria, molds and other airborne particles?

What Is It?
Most built-in systems consist of a power unit, centrally located, which contains the vacuum producing motor and dirt collector. From the vacuum unit, tubing is simply routed through walls by way of the attic or under floors to conveniently located wall inlets. To vacuum, a lightweight, flexible hose is inserted into the wall inlets. All surfaces in the home can be cleaned efficiently using the versatile cleaning tools.


Why It's Better

Simple - it's economical. A complete system costs no more than any other major home appliance. And having a central vacuum system makes everything in the home last longer, and adds value to your home.

You have built-In convenience. A central vacuum system can eliminate the hard work and annoyances of vacuuming. Because the power unit is built-in, you don't have to lug a heavy vacuum cleaner around - plugging and unplugging as you go. Cleaning from room to room is far easier, making those out of the way places like the stairs, garage, patio or basement a less demanding chore.

It’s a powerful vacuum. A central vacuum helps you get more dirt out of your house! Because you don't have to drag it around with you, your central vacuum motor is larger, designed to give you more power and long-term performance than portable vacuums. It sucks up the dirt, all kinds, and sends it off to the large dirt receptacle.

You can breathe easier. Indoor air pollution is one of the most common problems addressed by allergists. One in three people in the U.S. have dust-related allergies and the EPA estimates that indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. A central vacuum is often recommended for removing pollutants since 100% of pollens, bacteria, and pet dander vacuumed are exhausted out of the home when vented outdoors. Researchers at the University of California at Davis school of medicine revealed that the use of a central vacuum system reduced nasal allergy symptoms by as much as 47%, eye symptoms by as much as 61% and improved indoor air quality by 52%.


Would you like to reduce noise pollution? Because the power unit and soil receptacle are tucked away in the basement, garage, utility room or a closet, not only is the dirt trapped in that far-off place, but so is the noise!

Everyone like to add to the value of their home. Besides the convenience and powerful performance it offers, a central vacuum system is a valuable addition to your home investment, adding to its sales appeal and resale value. A central vacuum unit is easy to install in new or existing homes.


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