Today’s environmentally conscious homeowners, like me, are demanding and getting improved energy efficiency, better indoor air quality and smarter use of building materials. These “green” building initiatives not only protect the environment, but also improve comfort and boost home value.
Central vacuum systems have a unique role to play in “green” homes. By removing 100% of vacuumed dirt and dust, they ensure healthy indoor air and reduce the discomfort of allergy sufferers by more than 60%. Central vacuum systems also offer these benefits:
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Central vacuum systems can help improve indoor air quality by capturing 100% of all vacuumed dirt, dust and allergens with no recirculation of particles back into the living area.
All you discard is the dust
Unlike uprights, which are often discarded after only a few years, central vacuum systems keep up worry-free cleaning for decades.
No additional electricity
Central vacuum systems like Vacuflo®, Element and Dirt Devil® offer turbine-powered powerheads. Turbines run off the airflow of your central vacuum system so they require no additional electricity to operate.
Earn Points with Central Vacuums
Organizations like Earth Advantage®, and the US Green Building Council with its LEED®, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating System are providing standards and certification to ensure that best practices are followed across the country.
Central vacuum systems earn 1 point in the LEED-H standard and 3 points in the NAHB Green Building Standard.