A central vacuum system is an asset to any home. It offers a powerful and effective cleaning alternative to a regular vacuum cleaner.  If you already have a central vacuum system installed in your home then you know the benefits of this efficient system and how it works.  If you are thinking about having a central vacuum system installed in your home, you may wonder how the whole system works. Following is an overview of all the components of a central vacuum system and how they work together to provide you with convenient and efficient cleaning options.

The Vacuum Power Unit

Central Vacuum SystemThe vacuum power unit is the core of a central vacuum system. A powerful motor provides strong suction and deep cleaning, while the filter separates debris. The vacuum power unit is usually located in a remote location such as the garage or basement. The motor pulls air through the pipes and hose, and all the dust, debris, and dirt are captured and retained in the filter. The exhausted air (which is then quite clean) and is either vented outside or within the area.

Pipes and Inlets

The vacuum pipes connect the main vacuum power unit to the inlet valves in the walls of each room. The PVC pipe is about two inches in diameter and begins at the main unit and splits off into different areas of the house. It goes into a wall and connects to the back of an inlet. One inlet can cover a large area sometimes over 1,000 square feet. These inlet valves, or ports, connect to the hose and enable the suction to be turned on and off.

Vacuum Hoses

The cleaning hoses of a central vacuum system are lightweight, flexible and crushproof. They are available in a variety of lengths and can be used

throughout the home to clean mVacuum Accessoriesany surfaces. There are two types of hoses available:

  • Traditional Hose: This long hose has two ends. One end is plugged into one of the vacuum inlet ports throughout the home and the other end is used for suction. Some hoses are designed to cause the suction to start immediately when plugged in. Other hoses are fitted with an on/off switch for suction on the handle end of the hose.
  • Hide-A-Hose: This hose is stored in the pipes of the system until it is pulled out for use. When done vacuuming, the hose is retracted back into the pipes by the suction of the vacuum.

Vacuum Tools and Accessories

There are numerous tools and accessories that can be used in conjunction with the vacuum hoses and offer deep and efficient cleaning for all surfaces of the home. There are many accessories available that can target specific areas of your home. Innovative accessories that can be used in conjunction with your central vacuum system include carpet brushes, crush proof hoses, pet brushes, hardwood floor brushes, tools for cleaning blinds, extra wands, lint brushes, crevice tools, soft dusting brushes and more.

Now that you know a little more about how a central vacuum system works and if you are interested in an installation for your home, contact Priced Rite Central Vacuum Repair. For a quality central vacuum system installation, contact the experts at Priced Rite Central Vacuum at 516-286-0042. They have been installing central vacuum systems for over 30 years and they are committed to quality and customer satisfaction.