Many of us know that central vacuums are out there but don’t know a lot about them. You don’t see them advertised very often. Some companies don’t want you to know about central vacuums because they want you to have a portable one. Portable vacuums last only a few years and then have to be replaced. Since most of us have carpet in our homes, we are forced to buy another one. Central vacuums are like a best kept secret. They can be a great investment for any home.
How do central vacuums work?
A central vacuum has a powerful motor, 3X more powerful than a portable vacuum. It is usually installed in a garage or sometimes in a basement. It is connect to pipes that snake through the walls of your house and connect to wall outlets in almost every room. When you want to vacuum, you hook the vacuum hose to an outlet and it automatically turns on and sucks air through the hose. The hoses are lightweight, flexible, and crushproof. A filter near the motor collects larger objects sucked up like coins and small toys.