A: To create lightweight, powerful cleaning, better air quality, and less noise, the power unit is typically located in the basement or garage, and is connected to convenient inlets throughout the home via vacuum tubing. Plug the hose into an inlet and the system is turned on with a switch on the hose handle. Particles are completely removed from living areas and collected in the power unit's dirt receptacle.
A: Unlike upright and canister vacuums, a central vacuum system, with its dirt receptacle located in the garage or basement, does not exhaust dirty, allergen-laden air back into the living areas. With up to five times more suction power, a central vac removes far more dust, debris and allergy-causing particles. Powerbrushes are especially effective to "deep clean" carpets. It's a "must" in tightly insulated houses and homes where small children and allergy sufferers are present.
A: All our hoses are extremely lightweight and designed for whole-house cleaning from floor to ceiling. Unlike short, flimsy hoses found on portable vacuums, these hoses are created to withstand everyday kinks and twists
A: Yes! A properly installed system offers the same powerful cleaning performance at every inlet whatever the distance from the power unit.
A: Most homes require only three inlets to reach every area with the hose and attachments. Each strategically located inlet lets you vacuum approximately 700-800 square feet. The power unit features an extra built-in inlet for easy cleaning of the area around the power unit.
A: We offer a full complement of tools and attachments for virtually any cleaning need — from mini blind cleaners to handheld power brushes to mini-vac tools for cleaning computer keyboards. There are even pet grooming brushes that attach to your hose.
A: Yes! Use the bare floor tool or install one of our most popular options: the VacPan® automatic dustpan. It's ideal for removing debris from the kitchen, bath or mudroom. Simply sweep trash towards the automatic dustpan, touch the toe switch and use the power of your system to instantly remove it. No more dustpans or stooping over to pick up swept debris
A: Yes! Virtually any home, from new to decades old, can enjoy the cleaning power of a central vac system installed in just hours without mess or disturbing walls by one of our professional installers.
A: A system costs much less than you might expect. The average cost for a complete system, installed, starts at around $1500. And it can add to your home's resale value. Ask us for a free estimate on installing a central vac system in your home.