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What is a Central Vacuum?

cv-cartoonartA central vacuum system, also known as a built-in vacuum, is the modern way to clean your home or business. It has four basic components:

  1. A power/collection unit usually installed in a garage or storage space.

  2. PVC tubing, installed inside walls and/or under floors, connecting the power unit to the inlet valves.

  3. Inlet valves strategically located throughout the building.

  4. Vacuum hose and attachments. The lightweight hose, usually 30 or 35 feet long, connects to an inlet valve and various vacuuming attachments to provide far reaching cleaning. Three inlets can easily cover an entire 2,200 square foot home and garage.

Why a Built-In Vacuum?
Today’s homes, with all their advanced technology, continue to get dirty and dusty. The central (or built-in) vacuum can make total house cleaning less of a chore and more efficient.

Powerful Cleaning
Its powerful motor and large air flow allow the central vacuum to pick up deep-down dirt, dust and debris, even microscopic particles like pollen, mold spores and dust mites.

No heavy equipment to haul around or maneuver around furniture and up the stairs. No cords caught on table legs. The lightweight hose and attachments are all you’ll need. Conveniently-placed inlets allow quick and convenient cleaning of the entire house.

Improved Indoor Air Quality
Because a central vacuum pulls dust and dirt out of living areas, it is not recirculated in the air. The tiniest of particles are whisked away to the power unit located in a garage, basement or storage area.

Relief for Allergy Sufferers
By effectively removing dust mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and other allergens from the indoor environment, the central vacuum can help relieve allergy sufferers symptoms.

The noise-generating power unit is located away from the living area, so family members aren’t disturbed by vacuuming -- even in the same room. Go ahead and vacuum on Super Bowl Sunday!

Home Value Increases
A central vacuum adds value to a home and can increase resale by as much as $1500 or more. Like other built-in appliances, it is an excellent selling feature.

Easy Installation
Both new and existing homes can be easily fitted with a central vacuum system. Professional installers can have the job done for almost any home in a matter of hours.

A complete central vacuum system can be professionally installed in the average home for less than the cost of some name-brand portable vacuum cleaners. Because it is designed to provide efficient cleaning for 10 years and more, a central vacuum is a bargain.

Where to Find A Professional Central Vacuum Dealer
Finding a professional central vacuum dealer is easy! Simply use our dealer locator on this web site or contact the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association at 1-800-367-5651 for a list of the professional members near you.