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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Central Vacuum?

Here Are 5 Things to Consider When Installing One

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Central Vacuum?

Do you know how clean your carpets are? Without proper cleaning, they could end up being 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. They can hold almost four times their weight in dirt.

To get rid of this nasty problem, many people have upgraded to central vacuums that make it easier to remove dirt, debris, and allergens.

Typical vacuums blow air out which ends up reintroducing dirt and bacteria into your home. Instead, central vacuums use tubes throughout your house to transfer debris directly to an external power unit. This way you know everything is being completely removed from your Minnetonka, MN home.

But how can you ensure these vacuums are doing the job well? It’s all about getting an optimized system. In this blog, we highlight some of the most important things to watch out for during installation.

Gauge Your Power Needs

How powerful do you need your vacuum to be? There is no reason to overload your electric grid with an industrial cleaner. In homes that are less than 5,000 square feet, you are good with a power unit of 20 amps. Anything more will just strain your system without offering any additional benefits.

SEE MORE: What Are the Benefits of Installing a Central Vacuum?

Placing Your Central Unit

Your central unit is the most critical part of your vacuum. Not only does it hold all the firepower, but it's also going to hold all of the dirt. For this reason, it should be in an out-of-the-way area to ensure debris remains far from vulnerable family members. We recommend going with a basement, garage, or isolated utility closet.

Spacing Out Your Inlets

The vacuum will link up to the rest of your home through tubes hidden behind the walls. To access the central vacuum, you connect your preferred brush or hose to inlets throughout the house.

Improperly placed inlets can make a central vacuum useless. These should be spread around the house and easy to access in high-traffic areas like your family room, kids’ rooms or by your dog’s favorite resting spaces.

Accessorize Your Vacuum

Take some time during your installation to figure out which accessories you want to include in your vacuum. Pick from variously-sized power brushes, automatic dustpans, upholstery cleaners and even pet brushes. We’ll consult with you to help you figure out which are ideal for each room in your home.

Clean Out Your System

The cleaner your vacuum is, the more efficient it will be. Don’t waste important airflow and power getting rid of debris within the tubes. What do you have to do to keep your vacuum clean?

One step comes during installation. Incorporate a cyclonic or filtered device that helps to minimize the amount of debris throughout your central tubing. Using physical filters or cyclic air systems, this will help maintain a clean airflow.

You’ll also need to replace your bags or canisters regularly. If you don't' want to go through the chore of cleaning the canister, opt for replaceable bags you can immediately throw out.


Don’t stress trying to figure out just how much dirt is resting below your feet. A central vacuum can remove debris and allergens to improve your family’s health and your home’s aesthetics. Want to learn more about this high-end cleaning tool?

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