Central Vacuum Systems Versus Portable Vacuum Cleaners

We have all experienced a visit to a large box store where they have a wide range of portable and cordless vacuum options to choose from. The question that we often hear is: “Why should we consider a built-in central vacuum system for our home?” It is a great question, and you should consider all the alternatives.


What are the differences?

This simple question could get us talking all day as there are many things to consider. We have put together a list of six areas of importance when considering a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System and how we compare head-to-head with other portable or cordless vacuum options.

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6 Reasons to Choose a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System Over a Portable Vacuum:

1. Health Benefits 

Did you know that over 3.8 million people in Canada suffer from asthma symptoms? A Vacuflo Central Vacuum System has provided considerable relief for asthma and allergy sufferers. Unlike portable or cordless vacuums that can recirculate dust, a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System removes: 

  • Dust
  • Animal Dander
  • Mites
  • Pollen
  • Other Allergens 

With a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System, dust or dirt does not recirculate back into your home’s air. It travels through the crush-proof hose, through the concealed built-in tubing and into the power unit bin, which is typically located in the basement or garage, away from the living areas.

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2. Powerful Suction

Proper suction is typically one of the main factors that people compare during the decision-making process when purchasing a vacuum. A Vacuflo Central Vacuum System is up to 5 times more powerful than portable or cordless options. The increased suction translates into the ability to vacuum faster, easier and more efficiently than you have before. Another benefit is a central vacuum system provides a thorough pick-up of dirt and dust, which provides thorough cleaning for every area in your home.

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3. No Need for Recharging!

No need to recharge is a significant benefit when compared against cordless and some portable systems. The limited battery life on these systems means you get a limited window (only a few minutes) of cleaning power before you need to stop and set it away to re-charge. This process can become very frustrating when you are mid-vacuum! On top of this, the time to recharge can be lengthy.

Nobody likes to wait around, and with a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System, you get power on demand. The primary benefit is that there is no loss of power or recharging needed. With our industry-leading retractable hose systems, you can pull out the hose and move it into one of the conveniently placed vacuum inlets throughout your home, and away you go!

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4. Quieter Cleaning 

With a portable or cordless vacuum, their motor goes everywhere you go! With this being the case, there is no escaping the noise.

With a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System, you won’t need to hear a noisy vacuum cleaner in your home again. With our central vacuum systems, there is no noisy vacuum motor at the point of cleaning. It means that you can enjoy the quiet cleaning performance of Vacuflo, which allows you to hear the doorbell ring, listen to music, have a conversation, or even vacuum while children are sleeping. A Vacuflo Central Vacuum System is quieter than most household.


5. Overall Convenience

Most people prefer things to be as easy and hassle-free as possible, especially when it comes to housework!

Emptying your Vacuum

Portable or cordless vacuum cleaners have small waste compartments which you need to empty frequently. Some older systems still have a bag that needs to be removed, disposed of and replaced. With a Vacuflo Central Vacuum System, you have a large waste bin on the bottom of the power unit. With this system, you only need to empty the container 2-3 times a year.

Kitchen Convenience

A convenient feature of every Vacuflo Central Vacuum System is the ever-popular Cansweep.  There is no more need for bending down to sweep up dust & dirt from your kitchen floor. Sweep the debris to the Cansweep, and the dirt gets whisked away.


6. Industry Leading Warranty

People will buy multiple portable or cordless vacuum cleaners during their lifetime. The cost of doing so adds up. When compared to a Central Vacuum System built into your dream home, you have a more powerful, convenient and hygienic cleaning system than anything else out there! With Vacuflo, our systems last the lifetime of the building.

If you are building a new home or maybe renovating an older one, now is the time to install the healthiest, most practical, and most affordable cleaning method designed to last a lifetime.

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