Superior Home Systems – FAQ

Is it possible to install a central vacuum in any home?

Central vacuums can be installed in most homes as long as access to the walls and crawl spaces is available. Your installer will work with you to find the best solution for your home.

What’s the difference between a portable vacuum and a central vacuum?

The main difference is that a central vacuum is built into your home, while a portable vacuum is entirely separate from your home. Since it is a built-in appliance, you don’t have the annoying noise and smell that typically accompany portable vacuums. This means your home stays much cleaner because the dust and debris are carried outside rather than being circulated through the exhaust.

Why should you invest in a Central vacuum cleaner?

Investing in a Central Vacuum System is an excellent choice for several reasons. They are versatile, produce less noise, improve indoor air quality, are easy to install and have more capacity.

How do I prevent clogs in the central vacuum system?

Having your system regularly inspected or serviced by yourself or a professional will help you avoid clogs.

How do I find the best Central Vacuum system for my home?

Understand your space: When choosing a central vacuum, start by evaluating the space where it will be installed. Consider the size of the area, number of floors, and room layout. This will help determine the necessary power, the number of inlets, and the length and routing of the piping system.

Establish a budget: Central vacuums come in different price ranges. While it may be tempting to choose the cheapest option, consider the long-term benefits and costs. Set a budget and find the best system within it.

Check for accessories: There are various central vacuum accessories that are available. A versatile set of attachments, such as different brush heads, extension wands, and specialized attachments, can significantly improve the efficiency and functionality of your system.

How long does a central vacuum last?

A well-maintained central vacuum can last 10 to 20 years, which is longer than most portable vacuums.

How often should I empty my central vacuum?

A central vacuum’s capacity is much greater than that of a portable vacuum, so emptying the debris will need to be performed much less frequently. Typically, it would be best to empty the central vacuum bucket two to four times a year. However, if you use your vacuum more often or have pets, you may need to empty it more frequently.

Can a central vacuum hose be repaired?

A hose can usually be repaired if it has a faulty switch or a damaged handle. However, if a broken wire or the hose is torn, it cannot be restored to its optimum performance, and it’s best to replace the hose.

Is the vacuum suction power consistent throughout the house?

Yes! A properly installed central vacuum ensures consistent, powerful cleaning performance at every inlet, regardless of the distance from the power unit, and does not lose suction over time.

Can I use my central vacuum system to clean hardwood, vinyl or ceramic floors?

Certainly! You can use the bare floor tools or consider installing one of our most popular options: the VacPan, an automatic dustpan.

It’s perfect for removing debris from the kitchen, mudroom, or bathroom. Just sweep the trash toward the VacPan, touch the toe-switch, and utilize the power of your central vacuum to remove it instantly.