Why Install a Central Vacuum?
As the technology of portable vacuums has evolved, they have in turn become more expensive. As the difference in price between central vacuum systems and portable vacuums has lessened, central vacuum systems have become a more practical and cost-effective solution to cleaning your home.
A central vacuum system is a easier and cleaner way to vacuum your home or office. No more lugging a vacuum up the stairs when you can easily pull a hose out of a nearby closet and plug it into an inlet and start vacuuming. The main vacuum unit can be easily located in a utility room, basement, or a garage so you no longer have the need to lug a dirty vacuum bag around the house.
Most standard portable vacuum cleaners need to be replaced every few years. By contrast, once a central vacuum system is installed, all you need to worry about is basic maintenance. In a head to head comparison, a central vacuum will always beat out a portable or canister vacuum.
Advantages of a Central Vacuum System
- No power cords or extension cords
- No re-circulated dust particles that trigger allergies (see #4 below)
- Large trash capacity
- No filter troubles
- Longevity of all the parts
- Costs less than portables bought over time
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Never awkward, bulky or off balanced