Have you ever heard of Central Vacuums? The Central Vacuum is a clever innovation brought to the cleaning industry to combat the hassle of sweeping and vacuuming.
As featured on Angie’s List, the Central Vacuum is built in. Inlets are placed in various locations throughout your home, allowing dirt and debris from floors and upholstery to be sucked into a receptacle. Pipes run through the interior walls of your home and are connected to a large vacuum system typically located in a garage or basement. Central Vacuum Systems have been around for years, but many homeowners are still unaware of their benefits and see these types of systems as a luxury item.
The Central Vacuum is a great way to clean floors in an easy efficient way. There are various types of options for placing the device into your home, but the most exciting option is the “dust pan” set up where dirt is swept into a small opening in the baseboard of a room.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (www.cpsc.gov), “A growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.”
Installation can be pricey, however, the benefits over the long run may be worth it; the air in your home can contain dust particles and allergens, but this product sucks the air outside. The Central Vacuum has a life span of 30 to 40 years.
Cleaning is not the most exciting activity; however, if it can be done quickly and efficiently your day can be less stressful. This product may be a win-win, not only can you take the stress away from cleaning floors and add to a healthier environment, but it’s possible that is can add value to your home. It’s possible to see the Central Vacuum in all homes in the near future.