Central Vacuum: Buying Guide and Tips for Central Vacuum

Why buy a central vacuum?

Central Vacuum
There are several advantages to buying a central vacuum. The central vacuum used not only to get rid of allergens, pollen, dust, debris and dirt, but also to reduce the risk of allergy symptoms, asthma and difficulty breathing. The central vacuum cleaner can filter out 100% of the dust when there is an outdoor air outlet. A central vacuum system is also an investment because it adds value to the house in which it is installed. The central vacuum accessories is usually better than a conventional vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming with a central vacuum system is easier and more enjoyable since you only have a small hose handle. The central vacuum system requires less maintenance in the long term and has better cleaning power and better performance than a regular vacuum. Central Vacuum comes with a better warranty and has a longer life than normal vacuum cleaner. The system is universal and can be installed in any type of home. Finally, the central vacuum is very quiet; the noise is almost non-existent if the unit is installed in a separate room.

How to choose the best central vacuum?

HEPA Central Vacuum
To choose the best central vacuum for your situation, you need to assess your needs. You need to know the size of the house, condo or apartment, number of rooms, number of occupants, whether there are children, pets, people with a health risk, that has allergies makes asthma, or has difficulty breathing, and floor types to clean. These are all factors that will determine the central vacuum you need. There are central vacuums designed to cover 3000 square feet, 3500 square feet, 9000 square feet, and 12,500 square feet. However, the area is not the only decision criterion. The high number of occupants and the presence of pets require a tank with a larger capacity. There are central vacuums that have capacities of 12 liters (3 gallons), 20 liters (5 gallons) 26.5 liters (7 gallons) and 48 liters (12 gallons). More there are rooms, the more you need outlets. Also, more there are outlets, the more you need power required. Note that you can always add the more outlets. Also if there are many carpets, it requires more power. Finally, the greater the distance is between the central unit and the sockets, the greater it takes power.

How to measure the power of a central vacuum?

Central Vacuum System
There are at least three ways to measure the power of a central vacuum: the AirWatt, airflow (CFM) and suction lift of water in inches. The AirWatt is most commonly used, but also the least reliable. The AirWatt is calculated mathematically from CFM and does not represent the actual power you have at the end of the hose. Airflow or CFM is the measure of the volume of air moved by the motor and ignores the filter, piping, hoses, handle and tip. Suction lift of water in inches is the best way to measure the performance of a central vacuum. This is the only indicator that calculates the real power of the central vacuum inlet hose. There are central vacuums that have suctions lifting water from 110 to 196 inches, through a range of power. The power of a vacuum cleaner is used to maintain constant air flow through the complex network of pipes.

How to choose central vacuum accessories?

Before choosing accessories for central vacuum, we must evaluate the types of floor you have to clean. Among the accessories of central vacuum, there is a 30 foot hose, a round brush with long hair and soft, an elongated brush bristle short and rigid, a large bit for linoleum, hardwood and ceramic flooring, a narrow tip for access to restricted areas, a hand brush, a telescopic handle, a rotating brush, and so on.

Good shopping and good spring cleaning!

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