Home Automation With A Central Vacuum System
How a Central Vacuum System Works
The central vacuum system is made up of individual components.
Each component plays an important role in terms of reducing the owner’s workload. Because the motor is stationary, the owner is not lugging around a bulky appliance. In addition, dirt, germs, and debris are removed from the living area and are emitted outside, so there’s no unpleasant smell or re-circulated dust. Simply take the lightweight hose, plug it into a vacuum inlet on the wall and begin cleaning.
The components of a central vacuum system are explained below:
The Core: Vacuum Unit
At the center is a Central Vacuum Power Unit. The powerful vacuum motor provides suction and the filter separates debris.
How it Works
The vacuum unit’s motor pulls air through the pipes and hose. All the debris such as dust, dirt, paper, hair, coins and even small toys accidentally vacuumed are retained in the filter. The exhaust air is quite clean and can be vented within the area or vented to the outside. The filter should be changed or cleaned every three months to a year depending on the filter type and capacity.
The vacuum is powered on when the vacuum hose is inserted into an inlet on the wall within the home. We even take the extra step to wire in power for the beater bar, so you NEVER have to plug in an electrical outlet.
A. Filtration. Disposable or permanent filters.
B. Power. 110 or 240 volt. Units available for every size home.
C. Quality. Metal or plastic, name brand components or not.
D. Sound. Ranges from loud to conversational noise level.
The Connectivity: Pipe and Inlets
Vacuum pipe connects the main unit to the wall inlet valves. The inlet valves, or ports, connect to the hose and enable the suction to be turned on and off.
How it Works
The two-inch diameter PVC pipe 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 lot of area, sometimes over 1,000 square feet. A Hide-A-Hose inlet with a 50-foot hose can cover 2,300 square feet. Traditional inlets are available with 110 volts for the use of powerful carpet cleaners; Hide-A-Hose is not. All inlets have a low voltage wire connected that turns the suction unit on-and-off.
A. Traditional inlets come in a variety of colors and styles.
B. Traditional inlets available with a 110-volt connection.
C. Hide-A-Hose inlets come in three colors.
D. Hide-A-Hose inlets are typically mounted higher.
The Cleaning: Vacuum Tools
Connecting any of the numerous specialty vacuum accessories to the hose allows deep and efficient cleaning on all surfaces of your home.
How it Works
There are a variety of accessories that can be used throughout your home for various purposes, such as de-shedding pets, mopping floors, cleaning blinds, vacuuming cars, and more. These accessories can be attached to the hose itself of to extenders if more length is needed. In addition, there are two styles of carpet heads: one is air powered, meaning the suction spins the turbine in the head, which in turn spins a belt and roller brush. The other (which we use)
A. Central vacuum accessories for specific tasks.
B. Complete vacuum accessory kits with vacuum hose.
C. Combination kits of just accessories alone.
D. Electric and non-electric accessories.