CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM
What Is a Central Vacuum System?
A central vacuum cleaner (also called a built-in or ducted vacuum) is a type of vacuum cleaner, permanently installed into a home or building. Central vacuum systems are designed to remove dirt and debris by sending dirt and debris particles through PVC tubing located inside the walls to a collection container. The power unit is a permanent appliance, usually installed in the garage or a storage room, along with the collection container. The PVC tubing runs to inlet valves that are installed in strategic locations throughout the house (usually about one inlet for every 600 square feet). Lightweight, power hoses can then be attached to the inlet valves to remove dust, particles, and small debris from interior rooms.
Central vacuum systems have become popular because they are built with larger, more rugged motors and have two to three times the suction power compared to portable vacuum cleaners. An average portable vacuum cleaner has an airflow between 60 and 90 cfm (cubic feet per minute), whereas a central system’s airflow can be up to 185 cfm.
Dust is a big deal. Not only is a clean house nice, but it is also important for your health. The EPA Science Advisory Board says indoor air pollutants rank among the top five public health risks. Both the EPA and the National Lung Association consider a central vacuum system, such as AirVac, an excellent way to reduce allergy-causing agents.
For more than 50 years American homeowners have relied upon AirVac to do their dirty work. Because the best part of an AirVac central vacuum system is what it doesn’t have: noise, inconvenience, or dust.
- Much less dust left behind – in your rugs, on your furniture, in the air, and in your family’s lungs. Traditional vacuum cleaners allow too much dust to recirculate – on your rugs, on your furniture, and throughout your home. The result: indoor air pollutant levels two to five times – and in some cases 100 times higher – than outdoor levels. An AirVac central vacuum system delivers up to three times more power to lift out dirt, dust mites and animal dander from rugs, drapes and furniture upholstery. AirVac then vents it all outside – safely, quietly, permanently to eliminate this health risk to your family.
- Convenience- With a central vacuum, you no longer have to roll a heavy vacuum from room to room, manage the long cord, change dirty and dusty bags, or worry about broken belts. With a central system, all you need to do is carry the lightweight vacuum hose from room to room, plug it into the inlet port and start cleaning. When you plug the hose into the port, the vacuum automatically turns on, and it turns off when you pull the hose out.
- Efficiency- Your time is precious, and because AirVac’s power picks up more dust and dirt, you don’t have to vacuum as often.
- Versatility- A single AirVac unit with easy-to-exchange accessories cleans all home surfaces: carpet, rugs, upholstery, drapes, floors, mini-blinds – even the inside of your cars.
- Less noise than the portable versions- Noise from the motor is unheard since the motor and suction unit is usually located outside of the home. They are also heavily insulated to dampen the noise even more.
- Longer carpet and furniture life- Dirt and dust is abrasive and causes wear and tear on carpet and upholstery. AirVac draws more dirt out of fibers to reduce abrasive wear dramatically.
- Easy to install – With a little planning, it’s easy to install an AirVac system in your new or existing home.
- Added home value- With the addition of higher-end portable vacuums on the market, it’s becoming an economically sound decision to choose a central unit. AirVac’s low installation cost and high retained value add to your home’s resale value. Your home’s value will increase by nearly $2000 with a central vacuum system installed!
- Warranty- Every AirVac system is backed by Linear’s five (Red Series) and 10-year warranty (Platinum Series).
But don’t take our word for it. Ask builders, installers, and homeowners about AirVac’s superior technology, power, value and reliability. They’ll tell you why AirVac has been the industry leader in designing and manufacturing central vacuum systems.
Give Global Alarm a call today to learn more about installing a AirVac Central Vacuum in your home.