7 Benefits of a Central Vacuum System

Are you in the market for a new vacuum but are stuck trying to choose between a portable or built-in vacuum system?  You will quickly uncover several factors you need to consider, so we have compiled a list of benefits that will hopefully help your decision.


Reduced Vacuum Noise
Most people are familiar with the loud noise caused by portable vacuums.  Sleeping, talking on the phone, listening to music, and watching television are all next to impossible when a person is vacuuming.  When using a central vacuum, you’ll be amazed at how quiet they are, as they make less noise than a hairdryer.  The primary source of the noise is the motor, and you will typically find it located in the garage or basement, so the only noise comes from the air flowing through the vacuum and the vacuum head itself.  Finally, you can spend time vacuuming while your other family members carry on their business in peace.


Very Easy to Use

It’s fair to say that doing housework is not the most enjoyable task.  However, central vacuums make cleaning as painless as possible (some may even call it fun!).  The days of hauling around a heavy canister or upright vacuum will be a thing of the past with a central vac system.  We all experience those tough-to-reach spots that sit there and collect dust, and our Vacuflo central vacuums have a wide range of accessories that allow you to clean places that no other vacuum has ever been able to reach before.  There aren’t any other vacuum systems that will let you clean as efficiently and effectively as a central vacuum system.

Bye-bye Portable Vacuums

While most portable vacuum cleaners have to get replaced every five years, you only have to worry about basic maintenance after installing a central vacuum system.  In a direct comparison, a central vacuum will always beat out a portable or canister vacuum.  Consider these advantages to owning a central vacuum system:

  • No power cords or extension cords to trip over
  • Cleaner air with no re-circulated dust particles that trigger allergies (see below)
  • Larger capacity to house dirt and debris
  • No filter issues
  • Longevity of all parts
  • Much less costly over time compared to portables, and their need to be replaced
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Never awkward or bulky


Cleaner Air Resulting in Reduced Allergies

Central vacuum owners often comment on how much cleaner the air feels inside their homes, and allergy sufferers typically notice a reduction in their symptoms.  Studies have been completed on this phenomenon and proved that central vacuums keep the air cleaner than portable vacuums.  The reason is simple: a central vacuum removes 100% of all vacuumed debris from your home, so there’s no recirculation of dirt, dust, allergens and odours back into your home and the air you breathe.  Overall, a central vacuum can improve indoor air quality and allergy symptoms by up to 61%.  Portable vacuums recycle vacuumed allergens back into the air through the exhaust.  Check out this video to see for yourself.



Central vacuums can reach different places that the typical portable vacuum can’t.  This versatility is thanks to the extensive selection of accessories available for central vacs.  Long hoses and several tools don’t only make house cleaning simpler but make cleaning vehicles, boats, and RVs easy.  We even have systems for cleaning your garage more effortlessly than ever.  The days of stirring up dust with a broom or hauling a portable vacuum outside are gone.  We have also found that men prefer central vacs to portable vacuums and are 80% more likely to vacuum with a central vacuum because “It feels more like a power tool than a household appliance.”

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Powerful Deep Cleaning

Central vacuum motors can be up to five times stronger than those in portable vacuums.  The motor also stays much cooler because it is stationary in the garage or basement.  With the motor staying cooler, it can last much longer than portable vacuums.  This longer life allows the vacuum to do its job and provides strong suction through the pipes and hose network.  The increased suction allows central vacuums to remove the surface dust and debris and the deep grit and particulates that age carpet.


A Wise Investment

The purchase of household appliances is an investment in your home, and installing a central vacuum is another purchase that is a very wise option.  Not only do central vacuums save money over time and add value to your property, but the money spent on the installation will come back when the property gets sold.  Central vacs also last much longer than portable vacuums, which need to get replaced every five years.  Central vacuum owners can usually go ten years before replacing any major accessories or worrying about maintenance.

Vacuflo is Your Central Vacuum Expert in Edmonton with Over 60 Years of Experience!

Our team will help you find the right central vacuum system to meet your needs.  Whether it’s a new installation or a swap-out of an existing system, Vacuflo has your answer.

Call 780-436-1375 or contact us by email to get an estimate! 

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