Central Vacuum Systems Increase Cleanliness and Convenience

Is a central vacuum system right for you? We know that vacuuming can be a pain, plus it’s very noisy, inconvenient, and can be costly when you find yourself having to buy a new one every few years. Portable vacuums are usually heavy, stinky, and full of bacteria, pet dander, and human skin follicles. And all too often, they leave you wondering how clean your carpet really is.

Installing a central vacuum is the answer. So why haven’t more people installed them? Many just aren’t aware that central vacuums are even an option, and there are many misconceptions about how they work. Major brand name vacuum manufacturers make more money selling portable vacuum cleaners at more regular intervals than selling their central vacuum systems, so they focus their marketing efforts on portables.

Probably one of the most common misunderstandings, when it comes central vacuums, is that installing a system into an existing home requires a major renovation and even removing some walls. This simply is not the case at all, the only hole required is covered with the vacuum outlet and backing plate. The pipes are usually fed through an attic or crawlspace. But here are more reasons to consider installing a central vacuum in your home.

Less Vacuum Noise

We are all very familiar with the loud noise created by portable vacuums. Having a phone conversation, trying to sleep, and watching television is nearly impossible when someone is vacuuming. With a built in vacuum, you’ll be very surprised by the decreased noise versus a standard portable vacuum. The main source of the noise, the motor, is located in the garage or storage room so all you will hear is the air flowing through the vacuum and the vacuum head itself. You’ll find that peace and quiet can coexist with vacuuming when you have a central vacuum.

Easier to Use

The home theater systems we install feature industry-leading receivers that efficiently distribute sound via your speakers. A Plus Security Systems install audio rigs that include professional-grade audio speakers, which come with a 10-year warranty, and audio distribution networks. In addition, we can also install dual zone systems. All of these can be controlled using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ enabled mobile devices. You can also use Apple Airplay™, stream Pandora™, and use many other music apps through your professionally installed audio system.

No More Portable Vacuums

It would seem that most portable vacuum cleaners have to be replaced every few years. With a built in vacuum system, you only have to worry about basic maintenance. With a direct comparison, a central vacuum will always outperform a portable/upright or canister vacuum. Here are some of the advantages of owning a central vacuum system:

  • No tangled-up power cords or extension cords
  • No old dust particles that trigger allergies recirculated in the air
  • Large trash canister
  • No filters to change
  • Long-lasting parts (up to 10-year warranty)
  • Costs less than portables one bought over time
  • Super easy to use and lightweight
  • Never bulky or off balance

Results in Cleaner Air, Proven to Help Allergies

Central vacuum owners often say how much cleaner the air is inside their homes, and allergy sufferers have noticed a great reduction in their allergies. UC Davis performed a study on allergy reductions from central vacuums, and it proved that built in vacuums keep the air cleaner than portable vacuums. The reason is very simple: central vacuum systems extract the dirt, dust, and debris out of the house and into the main power unit in the garage or the storage room where they are then blown through and exhaust outside. Portable vacuums recycle allergens right back into the air through the exhaust.

More Versatile

Central vacuums are able to reach many different places and types of surfaces than the standard portable vacuum thanks to the selection of accessories available for central vacuums. The Long hoses and a number of tools make it easy to clean your vehicles, boats, and RVs. It also makes your garage cleaning easier than ever. It won’t whip up the dust like a broom and is much easier than trying to use a portable vacuum outside. Most men do prefer central vacuums over portable vacuums, because “It feels more like a power tool than a standard portable vacuum.”

Cleaning with Power

Central vacuum motors are up to three times stronger than the motors in portable vacuums, and because they are mounted in the garage or basement, they stay much cooler. Since the motor stays cooler, it will last much longer than portable vacuums. This will allow the vacuum to do its job and provide strong suction throughout the pipes and the hose, enabling built in vacuums to not only remove the surface dust and debris but also will get deeper grit and particulates that are layered into the carpet.

A Wise Investment

Purchasing mechanicals and appliances for your house, such as central vacuums, are investments in your home. Installing a built in vacuum is clearly a great choice. It will save you money over time and will also add value to your property when it’s time to sell your home. Central Vacuums typically will last much longer than portable vacuums which need to be replaced every few years. Most Central vacuum owners can usually go ten years before having to replace major accessories or worry about any maintenance issues.

Learn More About A Professionally Installed Central Vacuum

The trusted professionals at A Plus Security Systems are here to answer your questions about central vacuums. From new construction to existing homes, or business applications, A Plus will guide you to the right fit for your needs.


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