4 Benefits of a Central Vacuum System

June 14, 2022

Vacuuming is a necessary chore, especially if you have carpeting in your home. But, lugging the vacuum cleaner all around with you can be a huge pain. A central vacuum system can be a nice alternative to portable vacuum cleaners. Here are a few benefits of a central vacuum system to help you decide if you want one in your custom home:

What is a Central Vacuum System?

A central vacuum system is an internally-built vacuum in your home. The central vacuum itself is kept in a location like your garage or basement. In fact, it’s often considered one of the garage must-haves.

PVC pipes connect various rooms of your house to the unit and you attach a hose to each portal in the room. Some units power on automatically while others may need to be manually turned on. There are some units that empty into bags that you dispose of, or some units empty into a canister that will need to be cleaned out when full.

4 Benefits of Central Vacuum Systems

Here are some benefits of a central vacuum system to consider as you think about including one in your custom home design:

1. Better Suction Power

Because portable vacuums have to be light enough to allow you to carry them around, their motor is limited in size. With a central vacuum system, the motor can be much larger than a portable vacuum cleaner. Since the central vacuum motor can be three to five times more powerful than a portable vacuum, this will give you much better suction.

Better suction results in a much cleaner area. Your carpets will be deep cleaned every time and you’ll be able to suck up things that portable vacuum cleaners might not be able to handle. It also will do a better job at sucking up the tiniest dust particles, which is great if you or any family members suffer from allergies.

2. Better Air Quality

Traditional vacuum cleaners almost always leave behind a dust cloud that can pollute your air and irritate allergies. With a central vacuum system located away from common living spaces, you won’t encounter this dust problem. The dust and dirt will be contained in the vacuum system until it’s time to be emptied out.

3. Longevity

Portable vacuum systems don’t always have the longest life. Traditional vacuum cleaners are built to last roughly 3-4 years. And, if you have to pay for repairs to fix a big issue, these costs add up.

Central vacuum systems last much longer in comparison to traditional vacuum cleaners. Typically, central vacuum systems can last 20-30 years or longer. This is a great way to cut down on costs over time compared to a traditional vacuum cleaner.

And, if your unit is a bagless system, you also won’t be spending money on bags. Of course, changing filters and other upkeep is necessary to maintain an efficient central vacuum system, but overall, central vacuum systems require less maintenance.

4. Ease of Use

Portable vacuum cleaners can be heavy and hard to maneuver. With a central vacuum system, all you need to carry around is a hose and attachment. The hose’s flexibility gives you the freedom to get to hard-to-reach areas.

This also may allow you to reach up into corners or to even vacuum your blinds or curtains. This convenience is also one of the reasons to consider a central vac system when you design your own workshop.

These are just a few benefits of a central vacuum system. If you’d like to add one to your custom home design, make sure you ask about it to ensure it’s included in your design and build. If you’re ready to get started designing and building your own custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090. We’ll help bring your dream home to life!