What is a Central Vacuum System

Known as built-in vacuum systems, ducted vacuum cleaners, central vacuum cleaners, central vacuum systems or even in-home vacuum systems, central vacuum systems are becoming very popular in recent times.

A unit mounted in a cupboard, garage or even under a sink (with or without bags) is connected to a 50.8mm PVC 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 Cleaner 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 vent 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.