Did you know: Indoor air pollution is one of the most common problems
addressed by allergists.
One in three people in the U.S. have dust-related allergies and the EPA estimates that indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. A central vacuum is often recommended for removing pollutants since 100% of pollens, bacteria, and pet dander and oder, vacuumed are exhausted out of the home when vented outdoors. Researchers at the University of California at Davis school of medicine revealed that the use of a central vacuum system reduced nasal allergy symptoms by as much as 47%, eye symptoms by as much as 61% and improved indoor air quality by 52%.
Central Vacuum System, also known as a built-in vacuum system, consist of a centrally located power unit installed in the basement, hall closet or your garage which contains the vacuum producing powered motor and dirt collector canister or bag. From the vacuum unit, tubing is simply routed through walls by way of the attic or under floors to conveniently located wall or floor inlets. A lightweight, flexible hose is inserted into the wall inlet, cutting down on the amount of cumbersome equipment needed to clean your home. All surfaces in the home can be cleaned efficiently using the versatile cleaning tools.
Maintaining Your Central Vacuum System
Unlike regular vacuum cleaners, a central system needs to be serviced at least once every year or two. Because you will have additional vents and pipes in your home with air passing through them regularly, they should be checked often to remove debris. You should also have your central unit properly cleaned and checked to avoid clogs or breakdowns.
If you want to learn more about central vacuum systems, contact Intelligent Design Air Conditioning and Heating. Our Tucson, AZ area central vacuum technicians will help you determine what works best for your home and have your system up and running in no time.