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Central Vacuum Systems and How They Can Benefit Your New Home

Vacuuming your home is part of everyone’s maintenance cycle, but it can be a noisy, inconvenient process. Especially if you have stairs to climb with your vacuum cleaner. A traditional vacuum cleaner can also have an impact on indoor air quality. One of the options for your new home is a central vacuum system that can solve all of these issues.

A central vacuum system consists of a canister that is typically placed in the garage and a number of inlets that are placed around your home. To vacuum, you simply plug a hose into an inlet and vacuum as you normally would. These systems have all of the typical accessories that you may be used to such as extension rods, crevice tools, and brushes, but also have the option of a car care kit that plugs directly into the power unit in the garage, making car cleaning easy and convenient.

The central vacuum inlets are strategically placed, allowing you to reach a large area from one location. Our team ensures that when the locations are set you will be able to reach every corner of your home. The hose is light and covered in a fabric sock to prevent scratching of furniture and walls, and can be carried up and down stairs with ease. The power head works well on carpet or hard floor surfaces. When the dirt canister on the power unit gets full, you simply flip two levers and empty it into the trash. No filters or bags to buy.

Central vacuum systems come with larger, more powerful motors that produce 3-5 times more cleaning power than portable vacuums. They have much greater suction and air flow to achieve a really deep cleaning, making for a cleaner and healthier home. This is great for households with pets.

Standard vacuums filter out most of the debris before returning air to the room, but a small percentage of fine dust gets through the filter and circulates back into the room, causing the acrid vacuum smell of fine dust and hot air. This can trigger allergic reactions and lower indoor air quality. By comparison, central vacuum systems send everything to the canister power unit in the garage before filtering the dust and debris through a self-cleaning permanent CleanShield filter for capturing fine dust particles. A study from the University of California at Davis showed improvements in multiple aspects of health in 25 individuals with a documented history of Type 1 hypersensitivity to house dust.

System longevity is another reason to consider the investment in a central vacuum system. The average life cycle for an upright vacuum cleaner is around 8 years while a stick vacuum is on the order of 5 years. Compare that to a central vacuum system that has a lifetime warranty on the canister and three years on the accessories.

The benefits of a central vacuum system may not be initially obvious, but for those who value convenience and longevity, or have respiratory health issues, the investment in one of these systems is worth considering. If you have questions about a central vacuum system, ask your HomeRun Electronics Home Technology Designer for more information.

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