What is a Ducted Vacuum?

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A ducted vacuum system, sometimes called a built-in vacuum or central vacuum, is the modern alternative to traditional, portable vacuum cleaners.

It consists of four basic parts:

  • A power unit:
    Usually installed in the garage, under the house or in a store room. The power unit also serves as the collection point for dirt and debris vacuumed in the house.
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  • PVC pipe work or ducting:

    Installed inside walls and/or under floors. The PVC pipe work connects the power unit to the inlet valves.

  • Inlet valves:

    Strategically located throughout the home. When you vacuum your home, you attach the vacuum hose to the inlet valve in the area you wish to clean. Three inlet valves can easily cover an entire 25 square home and garage.

  • Vacuum hoses and attachments:

    The lightweight hose, usually 9 metres long, connects to an inlet valve. Various attachments for different cleaning needs, such as hard floors, carpets, draperies, car interiors, etc, attach to the hose. 

Why Choose a Ducted Vacuum System over a Traditional Vacuum Cleaner?

  • Greater Cleaning Power

    Because of its powerful motor and large air flow, ducted vacuums pick up deep down dirt, dust and debris, even microscopic particles like pollen, mold spores and dust mites. Unlike a traditional vacuum cleaner, which re-circulates into the air some of the dirt and particles it picks up, 100% of all vacuumed dirt, particles and allergens are removed from the home into the canister located at the power unit.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality

    Because 100% of vacuumed material is removed from the home, indoor air quality is significantly improved. In fact, University of California Davis School of Medicine found that allergy sufferers’ symptoms can be improved up to 61% when using a ducted vacuum system. Improved indoor air quality also means a cleaner smelling home.

  • Convenience and Ease of Cleaning

    No heavy equipment to lug around, no cords to trip over or catch on furniture, no clunky unit marking your furniture and woodwork as you move from room to room. Lightweight hoses and attachments are easy on the back. Convenient inlet valve locations, placed to your specifications, allow quick and efficient cleaning.

  • Quiet Operation!

    Because the noise from the system is generated in an out-of-the-way area, vacuuming with a ducted vacuum system makes less noise than a hairdryer or clothes dryer. Quiet enough to vacuum in the same room as a sleeping child!

  • Increase in Home Value

    A ducted vacuum can increase resale value of a home by $1500 or more. Like other built-in appliances, it is an excellent selling feature.

  • Easy Installation

    Both new and existing homes can be easily fitted with a ducted vacuum system. Professional installers can complete the job in almost any home in a matter of hours.

  • Cost

    A complete ducted vacuum system can be professionally installed in the average home for less than the cost of many brand-name portable vacuum cleaners. Because it will provide powerful cleaning for a decade or more, a ducted vacuum system is a cost effective choice.