Central Vacuum Frequently Asked Questions Answered
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What is the best vacuum to pick up pet hair and cat litter?
Consider including a central or whole-house vacuum. Many vacuum sales professionals say, many of their central vacuum clients are animal clinics and hair salons. These powerful units can be in cooperated to most existing homes.
How does a central vacuum system work?
A central vacuum system works through a built-in system of pipes that go through the interior walls of your home and are joined to a large vacuum system, which is typically located in a garage or basement. Suction ports identical electrical outlets are added to walls throughout the home, allowing the user to easily join and detach a hose and move from room to room without carrying around a heavy vacuum.
The system is made to be more powerful than a traditional portable vacuum, give less noise, and reduce the recirculation of dust and dirt back into the home’s air by using an external venting system like a dryer vent.
Is a Central Vacuum System appropriate for You?
Many upright and canister units basically recycle dirt, dust and pet hair back into the air. A central vacuum system removes that issue by depositing the dirt and hair outside the house.
Is a Central Vacuum System Costly?
Central vacuums are more expensive compared to most traditional handheld or upright vacuums. Most system installations cost about $1,500, but systems are made to last for at least 15 years, and most last twice that. Central vacuums don’t have the heavy weight of a portable unit, either. They accommodate more, so you’re not emptying them or changing filters frequently. The units are also much quieter than traditional vacuums. They typically need minimal maintenance.
Because of the large capacity of the units, they mostly don’t need to be emptied more than a few times a year.
Who Can Install a Central Vacuum System?
Installing a central vacuum system is not a project can do yourself. Find local installation specialists who can do the work, get references from previous clients and check out the company’s reputation prior to hiring. Installers do not need to be licensed, but should have evidence of training from the product manufacturers and/or verification on installation of central systems from the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association.