Central Vacuum Systems

by Nick 20. February 2012 20:34


The principle is simple: -


  • Vacuum tubes are installed within the walls of the house with sockets in convenient locations, ideally fitted during construction.
  • A hose and attachment is plugged into the socket and you can vacuum in the usual way without having to carry around a vacuum cleaner.
  • The central vacuum, located in a discrete area of the house then sucks the dust away. As a result vacuuming is quiet.
  • Particularly interesting is the possibility of installing special sockets in the plinths of kitchen units. Dust can be brushed directly into these and taken away instantly. Presumably the same principle could apply to any skirtings. This would be especially useful given the popularity of hard floor finishes.   

Further information can be found on the following website for the Electrolux system. This describes the system in simple terms. http://www.beamvac.co.uk/index.asp


We cannot verify the efficiency of any of these products, as we have never used them, however it seems like an idea worth further investigation.


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