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How to Install a Central Vacuum System

Central vacuum systems include a central power unit located away from living areas, usually in the garage, basement, or even in a utility room or closet. It’s connected by vacuum tubing to handy wall inlets which are strategically placed throughout the home. It’s automatically turned on when the hose end is inserted into an inlet. All vacuumed dust and debris are deposited in the dirt receptacle on the power unit. Because the unit is away from living areas, noise in the house is kept to a minimum.

Inlets are strategically installed throughout a home so that virtually every area—from floor to ceiling—can be easily reached by the hose and cleaning tools. The average home usually requires no more than three inlets. Suction power stays virtually the same throughout the entire system. Because central vacuum systems are more powerful than an ordinary vacuum, that means cleaner floors since more dirt and debris are vacuumed away. The handy attachments give additional above-the-floor cleaning capabilities.

The heavy duty, high performance power unit is two to five times more powerful than most portable vacuums. That means that more power for deep cleaning. The systems allow you to move from room to room with ease. You can even go up and down stairs without unplugging the hose.

Since the power unit is located away from the living areas, you will not be affected by the noise of the power unit.

They also have superior above-the-floor cleaning ability for items such as drapes, window frames, mini-blinds and ceiling fans.

A average central vacuum system can cost less than many uprights and canister vacuum models on the market today. Central vacs are also far more powerful. In addition, a central vac system can add to the resale value to a home.

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