Can a Central Vacuum be Installed in an Existing Home?

How to Install Central Vacuum System in Existing Home

You can install a whole-home
vacuum system in your present home
with minimal disruption

If your current home was built without a central vacuum system, you might think that adding this innovative technology is out of the question.

But you absolutely can install a whole-home vacuum system in your present home with minimal disruption and a surprisingly affordable cost. The key to getting the system you want is choosing an experienced professional to design and install your central vac.

How Do Central Vacuum Systems Function?

The basic design of central vac systems is really quite ingenious. The main power unit and canister are installed in an out-of-the-way location, such as a utility room, garage, or basement. PVC tubing and low-voltage wiring are run throughout the house, with inlets wherever you prefer to add them – generally one inlet for every 500 to 750 square feet of living space.

Whenever you want to clean your floors, you just attach the hose to an inlet, and the system activates, providing robust and reliable suction. All the debris flows via the tubing and is collected in the remote canister. Almost all homeowners only have to empty the canister every few months, thanks to its generous size.

Depending on the brand and model you choose, you can select from a variety of options to best suit your needs.

The Advantages of Central Vacuum Systems

Install Central Vacuum in Existing Home

Installing a central vacuum system makes
housework more comfortable and convenient

If you were to name your least favorite household tasks, we’re willing to be that running the vacuum cleaner is near the top.

Think about the time and effort it takes to drag the vacuum out of the closet, plug it in, wrestle with the cord and move it from room to room, repeating the procedure throughout the house. If you have a two-story house, you’re lugging it up and down the stairs frequently. Now imagine not ever having to do that again.

Installing one of these innovative systems makes housework more comfortable and convenient, but it also enhances the value and salability of your home. Central vac systems are significantly more effective and dependable than portable models, so your floors will be cleaner and last longer than they otherwise might.

But the most significant benefit of a whole-home vac is that it improves the indoor air quality in your home, reducing allergens and airborne toxins. Portable vacuums reuse the indoor air, pumping all the microscopic particles not trapped by the filter back into the room.

The Logistics of Central Vac Installation in a Present Home

Most homeowners never consider adding a whole-home cleaning system because they believe it needs opening up walls and doing a full-scale home renovation. But that’s not essential at all and, in fact, most systems can be complete in a single day.

At ThinkVacuums, our expert technicians will visit your home to check out access points and evaluate the logistics. Based on our evaluation, we will design your system and offer you with a comprehensive cost estimate.

We offer high-quality systems from the most well-respected manufacturers, as well as BEAM, Element, H-P Products, and Hide-a-Hose, so you can design the system that best suits your needs – and your budget.

Think Vacuums is a local expert in central vacuum systems. We also provide professional installation for all kinds of home automation, smart home, security, and audio/video systems.

Contact Think Vacuums today to learn more about how easy and affordable it can be to install a central vacuum system in your current home.

References and Resources