Are you buying a new home or looking for small ways to upgrade your existing one? Installing a central vacuum system should be on the top of your list! Depending on how regularly and thorough your cleaning routine might be (do you have two bedrooms or five? asthma and allergy sufferers who require clean environments?) investing in a central vacuum can actually be a smart choice for your home.
So what IS a central vacuum, you might ask? It’s a vacuum system that can be installed in either a basement or garage, with the main power unit linked to inlets in each room. These inlets are installed in walls throughout your home — kind of like a regular power outlet, except it’s for your vacuum. You then attach the vacuum hose into your chosen inlet, and it’s the only thing you’ll need to carry from room to room. How handy and simple is that?!
Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons that a central vacuum is a super idea for your family:
Low maintenance. The storage on many central vacuums is huge. Like 10+ gallons huge. That means that even with regular usage, you’re looking at having to empty the tank only 2-3 times a year.
Less to lug around. If your home has multiple levels, the weight and size of your vacuum is probably going to matter to you. Because let’s face it: the more cumbersome it is to transport throughout the house, the less likely you are to actually use it…which defeats the entire purpose of having a high-quality vacuum. With a central vacuum, all you’re carrying is a lightweight hose.
They’re super-powerful. Your average central vacuum unit is going to offer about twice the amount of suction of your traditional portable vacuum cleaner. And that means more dirt and unwanted debris is removed from your surfaces.
Your indoor air quality will improve. A central vacuum with a washable filter can trap 99.97% of contaminants as small as 0.3 microns, performing at levels equal to HEPA standards. This is great news for anyone who has asthma or allergy sufferers in their home!
The yucky stuff stays far, far away. Since the tank is installed in a garage, basement or utility room, everything sucked out of your carpets, upholstery and flooring is whisked away – away from you, your family, and your (new!) clean air. Say goodbye to emptying a tiny bag or canister after every use, only to have dust and debris go flying everywhere. With a central vacuum, it’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind!
It’s seriously quiet. Again, because the unit’s motor is hidden in a basement or garage, there’s little more than a whisper when you insert the power hose into one of the inlets. At long last, the beef your pets have always had with those super-scary traditional vacuum cleaners can come to a satisfying conclusion!
They cover a lot of space. A central vacuum can cover up to 7,000 square feet, which is more than enough for most of us. Unless you live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – then you might need a few more units. (Fun fact: the White House is 55,000 square feet.)
Convenient accessories make it a multi-tasker. Yes – just like on your vacuum! Mini nozzles for small spaces, crevice tools, upholstery tools – they can all connect to the main hose for your central vacuum, which means there’s almost nothing it can’t clean!
Our favorite central vacuum is the Aerus CentraLux, of course!
This powerhouse unit will make vacuuming a snap – in fact, it might even make you look forward to vacuuming. Imagine that!
The CentraLux also has the super-handy option of a VacPan installation – an automatic dustpan that mounts flush against your wall or cabinet baseboard for the times when sweeping with a broom is necessary.
To find out how you can purchase the Aerus CentraLux, visit our Store Locator page on our website.