June 21, 2024


Mad about real estate

Do Central Vacuum Systems Improve Indoor Air Quality?

It’s hard to believe but Ireland now has one of the highest rates of Asthma in the world. There has been a significant increase in the last decade.

One of the main causes is dust mites in the home. A dust mite can lay up to 300 eggs in its lifetime and produces three times its weight in excrement which is full of allergens. These are what can cause asthma, eczema, allergies and nasal inflammation.

There really is no other effective solution rather than reducing the amount of dust mites in your home.

This is where a central vacuum system excels. Central vacuum systems reduce the amount of allergens in your home by extracting the dirt, dust, mould, pollen, and pet dander out of your carpet and furnishings. If you consider how a conventional vacuums works it sucks the majority of dirt and dust off floors and into a bag. However, finer dust particles are re-circulated straight back into the room, generally in a cloud of irritating particles. However, central vacuums actually reduce airborne dust and pollen by a whopping 60% as the unit is usually located in a garage or remote section of your house, therefore, getting rid of all nasty irritants.

For all the clean freaks out there you simply won’t get a deeper clean as a Central Vacuum System is five times more powerful than a conventional drag around vacuum. The system will literally clean everywhere including carpets, floors, curtains, furniture, walls and roofs. Perfect too for the keen DIY’er, the system can easily cope with glass, sawdust and wood shavings.

The wide range of accessories available too means nowhere is out of reach. This includes the family pet! There is a pet grooming kit which means when you brush your pet it actually sucks up the hair as you brush, superb if you have any particularly hairy animals at home. You can also use this system on rugs etc to ensure a deeper clean.

For the rest of us, a central vacuum system means you don’t have to vacuum or dust as often which certainly sells it for me.

Don’t be concerned regarding the size of your house either. These systems have a wide range of units available so if you live in an apartment, town house, detached or a grand mansion there is a unit for you. In other parts of the world home owners rarely open their windows as these systems are now practically standard.