What is a Central Vacuum System

A unit mounted in a cupboard, garage or even under a sink (with or without bags) is connected to a 50mm
plastic pipe that runs to various points around the house, terminating at a wall inlets. These covered inlets at
low level are similar in size to a standard light switch and once these and the unit are installed the system is
ready to use. Once a special vacuum hose is inserted into the outlets it automatically switches the unit on and
vacuuming can begin.

Unlike the traditional vacuum cleaners, a Central Vacuum System really does remove dirt, dust, dust
mites, pollens and other allergens from your living rooms. They provide cleaner indoor air by efficiently
removing particles without stirring up microscopic dust particles and re-emitting them into the interior of
the home. The vacuum receptacle is vented outside of the living space, keeping the air inside free of the
pollutants. Central Vacuum system delivers two to three times more power to lift out dirt, dust mites and
animal dander from rugs, drapes and furniture upholstery. They then vents it all outside – safely, quietly,
permanently to eliminate this proven health risk.

When indoor air quality and health are discussed, very few people would think about central vacuum systems in that context. In fact, very few would be aware that central vacuum systems play a major part in the reduction of house dust mites and hence provides a cleaner and healthier environment for the family.

Depending on where you wish the unit to be mounted dictates the type of system required. If the unit is to be mounted within the property, a version with a integral bag is recommended. However, if the unit is to be mounted in a garage, then a cyclonic version is recommended.

A cyclonic system requires no bags and no filters; turbines inside the unit spin when the motor is activated, seperating the dust and dirt particles from the air stream. These particles are the broken down by the cyclonic action and collected in the reservoir at the base of the unit.