Central Vacuum Systems versus Traditional Vacuums

how traditional vacuums compare to central vacs

Clean Air

For most people, the major setback they face with the traditional types of vacuums is the irritation that comes from the dust particles that billow in the room as you vacuum the house. This ‘dust cloud’ happens even if the vacuum system is fitted with HEPA filters, compromising your indoor air quality. On the other hand, central vacuums use a powerful suction system that captures dirt without creating any exhaust air that may cause dirt particles to saturate the air. The dirt is then directed to the power receptacle, which is hidden in the garage or basement, away from your living space.

Low Maintenance

The conventional vacuums require you to dispose the bag regularly to avoid leaks. With central vacuum systems, you only need to empty the canister once every three months. During this period, you do not have to worry that the dirt will leak and contaminate the air because the receptacle is sealed.

Greater Power

Because they are not portable, central vacuum power units have a motor that is up to 5 times stronger than the conventional vacuum. This means that the central vac system does a great job at deep cleaning, compared to the traditional vacuuming systems.


Lugging around an upright vacuum unit can be quite hectic especially if you are cleaning a large house. Central vacuums save you the energy; you only need to carry the lightweight power brush and briskly hover it over any surface to remove dirt. The conveniently placed inlets in your home allow you to easily vacuum any part of the house without the need to keep plugging and unplugging the hose.

Low Noise