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5 Steps To Selecting The Central Vacuum Cleaner That Will Blow your Mind

central vacuum #2Now that you have decided that you do really need that central vacuum system you have been dreaming about, the time has come to make your selection from the vast range of systems that are out there on the market.  In order to get the most from your central vacuum cleaner you need to select a system that is most suited to your home.  In this article we will give you a 5 step process to consider while you are looking for the best system for your needs.

1. Know what you want.  If you know the size of your home, then you will be better able to purchase a central vacuum system that is big enough and powerful enough for you needs without paying over the odds for a system that may be more suited to the commercial sector.
2. Select a hose that is strong, long enough, lightweight and that does not crimp or crush easily.  The hose for the system it the one item that you will be coming into contact with regularly.  Ensure that you are happy with the hose for the system you are considering purchasing.

3. Select a system that offers a good range of quality accessories.  There was a time that the accessories for a central vacuum system were considered mere gimmicks, but most accessories now are very useful items with specific cleaning tasks, that can assist you in your cleaning.

4. Decide whether you wish to empty a canister of dirt and dust when the base unit requires infrequent cleaning or alternatively a dust bag.  Both systems are available, so it is a matter of personal choice.

5. Consider the type of filtration that you require from your central vacuum system.  If you have allergy sufferers in your home then you may wish to go for a system that has excellent filters, such as HEPA filtration in place.  These high performance filters will assist your system in removing impurities from the air in the living area in your home.

Central Vacuum Systems Are The Best Option. Ask Lester.

central vacuumI called to see my friend Lester and his wife Jeanne last week.  They were busy pouring over brochures for central vacuum systems. I asked them why they were getting rid of their old vacuum cleaner and Lester said that their daughter Jenny suffers from asthma and that they were looking at ways to cut down the amount of dust in the home.

‘It is not as if we do not keep the house clean’ protested Jeanne.’ I am constantly vacuuming, but I have suddenly realized that the funny smell I always get from the vacuum cleaner is dust re-circulating back into our rooms. In this brochure it says that central vacuum systems take the dust and dirt from the room totally and bring it out to a base unit, which we would probably have in the garage.  You can even vent that air to the outside of the house then if you want.

‘Are these central vacuum systems noisy’, I asked?  Lester replied that no, in actual fact they work out a lot quieter than a regular vacuum cleaner.  If the base unit for a central vacuum system is kept in a service area of the house, then you will not hear it when you are in say the living room watching TV.

He went on to tell me that these systems are very strong because they have a very powerful motor and therefore they can deep clean your home.  And for Jenny’s sake, this is what they want.

‘The funny thing is’, he added, ‘that we reckoned we would not be able to afford a central vacuum system’.  ‘But, when you add up all of the vacuum cleaners we have gone through over the last 10 years or so, we would have been better off to have purchased one of these central vacuum systems a long time ago.  We might have actually saved money’.

When I left them they were trying to decide which central vacuum system they liked the best, and they seemed to have plenty to choose from.