Vacuuming can be a dreaded chore. Especially for those with small children or pets who seem to leave chaos and fur behind with every step. Although there is a lot of information on the best vacuums to handle the toughest messes, central vacuums are rarely mentioned. In fact, there are many who don’t even know that these systems are available. However, there are several major advantages that we think might make you reconsider purchasing that new upright vacuum that everyone is talking about.
Easy to Use
Central vacuums are easier to use than traditional options because they are lightweight and more maneuverable. Because the canister is located outside your home, you don’t have to carry around the added weight and bulkiness found with traditional vacuums. With strategically placed ports throughout your home, you simply need to carry the hose with you as you clean. This makes it ideal for older people who may have difficulty with heavier vacuums.
With a central vacuum your home will actually be cleaner. No, really, it will. Because the motors are permanently located outside your home, they are stronger than those found in traditional vacuums. This means a deeper clean every time you use it. Larger motors can be used with central because you don’t have to carry it around. The added weight of a large motor would be a disadvantage for many homeowners when cleaning but with a central vacuum you don’t have to sacrifice a deep clean for convenience.
Better Air Quality
Additionally, central vacuums create better air quality in your home. We all have had the experience of cleaning, dusting, and vacuuming just to watch a fine layer of dust reappear on that table we just cleaned two minutes ago. That is because in a traditional vacuum the air is recirculated back into our home. Although most of the dust and debris has been removed by the filters, some still makes its way back into the air we breathe. With a central vacuum all the air, dust, dirt, and debris are pulled to the exterior unit. All the released air, and any particles that escape the system are released outside of our homes leaving us with cleaner air and less cleaning to do.
Adaptable and Quiet
Central vacuums are great for any cleaning you have to do and come with all the attachments you could need to do it. This means you can reach even the most difficult spots with the right attachment. Despite having a larger motor central vacuums are remarkably quiet. Again, this is because the canister and motor are located outside. The only noise you will hear is all of the dirt and air being pulled out of your home.
Because the canister is permanently attached to your house it is much larger than those found on traditional vacuums. This means less maintenance and emptying of the canister than you are used to. In fact, you might need to set reminders since they can go so long before needing to be emptied.
Central vacuums are superior in a lot of ways, and they also outlive even the best traditional vacuums. The larger motors are not only stronger but are built to last. They stay cooler than motors on traditional vacuums which further extends their life. This is perhaps the main reason we don’t hear more about these great options. Manufacturers make less money because you don’t have to buy a new vacuum every few years.
Easy to Install
Finally, you might be wondering how hard it is to install a central vacuum. After all, lines need to be run throughout your home to connect this new system and that seems like a lot of construction. But it’s actually a straightforward process that usually requires a minimal amount of construction. Typically, holes will need to be cut just large enough to install ports and the rest of the lines are run through your attic, crawlspace, or basement.
We think that by now you might agree that central vacuums are worth the investment. We would love to talk with you more about the advantages of these systems and if it is a good choice for your home. Even if a central vacuum isn’t the option for you, we can help you select the best vacuum with the best clean at the best price.