The Central Vacuum, an Easier Way to Clean Your Home
Tired of dragging around the vacuum? Or maybe you have a lightweight portable vacuum, sacrificing the power for the convenience of portability. Do you have to run over the same lint in the carpet two or three times, or chase dust bunnies across the hard floor surfaces in your hose because you don’t quite have the suction power you need.
Maybe you should consider a central vacuum system. The first thing that passes through most people’s minds when hearing central vacuum is ‘expensive.’ If you’ve shopped extensively for portable vacuums recently, you may be surprised to note that some of the upper end portables are in the price range of an average central vacuum system.
Some of the central vacuum manufacturers estimate that an average house may cost from $1499-$2000 to install a basic system. Some of the elite versions of portable vacuums cost that much.
When you factor in the need to lug a portable vacuum through your house, up stairs, into the garage if cleaning vehicles, the difference really tends to fade.
The suction power you get with a central vacuum is 3 to 5 times as great as a portable vacuum can deliver. Imagine the deep cleaning that you get for thick piled carpets, draperies and your upholstered furniture. You don’t have to cover them repeated times to get the deep down dirt and your home will feel and smell much cleaner.
Pets and family members that move constantly through the home track enormous amounts of dirt and debris and can create a cleaning nightmare. With the central vacuum system, you can quickly and easily eliminate the dirt before it has a chance to spread throughout the hose.
With the benefit of carrying only the hose and not the entire vacuum unit, you’ll find you don’t put off the chore of vacuuming as much as you used to.
There are as many and varied attachments for central vacuums as there are for portable units. Keep the tools near where you use them the most. For the ones you use everywhere, manufacturers provide convenient caddies.
Have to time your vacuuming around sleeping family members, or telephone or TV usage? Not with the central vacuum system. Since the motorized part of the unit is not even in the main part of your home, the system is extremely quiet, allowing you to vacuum when it’s convenient for you.
If allergies and respiratory problems are a worry and you are constantly cleaning and dusting, the central vacuum’s deep cleaning will help out in several ways. It draws dirt and allergens from down deep in carpets and upholstery and does not render particles airborne, eliminating the need for dusting. The exhaust is back with the main unit, away from your indoor environment. So, not only does it reduce housework, but improves the overall quality of your indoor air.
Once you get passed the myth that central vacuums are only for the wealthy, you’ll see the convenience and benefits of having one in your own home.