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Central Vacuum Systems for Household Cleaning

Whole-home cleaning is a breeze with a central vacuum system. Central vacuum systems are made of several components: a power unit that contains the motor and filter, a vacuum hose, and pipes and inlet valves. The power unit is typically installed somewhere out of the way like the basement or garage. The only installation limitation is that the canister should not be stored in a hot space like a furnace room. The dust, debris, and allergens are captured and retained in the filter, after which the exhausted air is usually vented outside or in the surrounding area. The hose looks like a typical vacuum hose and comes in various lengths to suit your cleaning needs. Be sure to check the length of your hose; it should be able to reach every corner of the surrounding area, even under furniture or on the ceiling. These lightweight components are the only thing you have to carry around while using your central vacuum. The pipes bridge the gap between the power unit and the inlets where you plug in the hose. The number of inlets you need depends on the square footage of your home. With these systems, you don't have to push a heavy vacuum between rooms, which is especially helpful for seniors or users with mobility issues. These vacuums provide incredible power as well as reliable filtration to avoid releasing allergens back into the air in your home. However, unlike traditional cleaners, they are often significantly quieter because the motor isn't in the same room you're vacuuming. While these vacuums are typically more expensive than a standard upright or canister vacuum, their longer lifespan, greater power, and reduced noise are more than enough reason to invest. You can clean while family members are watching TV, studying, or even sleeping because the power unit is isolated in another room and thus reduces the overall noise in your home. They're also incredibly easy to use: the system powers up automatically when you plug the hose into an inlet.

Many people can benefit from installing a central vacuum system in their home. In addition to those who can't push around a heavy vacuum, people who suffer from allergies, asthma, or similar chronic conditions will benefit from their incredible suction power and efficient filtration. The power unit is much larger than a traditional vacuum's canister so it's more powerful and can trap more contaminants; thanks to the larger canister size, you only have to empty the unit a couple times a year. Central vacuum systems can also be upgraded with attachments for stairs, corners, and carpet. While these vacuums are best installed when you're building a new home, you can also have them retrofitted to your existing home. Abt even offers compact power units that let you use a vacuum system in an apartment, condo, or smaller house. If you want to learn more about these whole-home cleaners, our vacuum cleaner buying guide breaks down each type of vacuum and their unique benefits. You can also visit our Glenview store or call our appliance experts at 800-860-3577 to learn more about these cleaning systems.

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