Before buying a central vacuum, some criteria for your home should be checked to make sure it is all set to get a system. The following article contains tips to make sure you are well prepared.
Replacing a central vacuum or installing a new one?
Installing a new central vacuum system requires a few more steps compared to replacing an existing one. You must first install a piping system if you do not already have one. This project can lead to a number of challenges if done all by yourself, which is why Drainvac recommends that you hire a professional to handle this task.
It is important to provide an electrical circuit dedicated solely to the device; and another circuit for each booster head (for the commercial units). In other words, this means that the electrical outlet in which your central vacuum will be connected to must be dedicated only to this device and it must be the only outlet connected to the circuit breaker of your electrical panel. In addition, know that the circuit breaker should have an amperage adapted to your device. In North America, the voltage being usually 120V, it requires a greater amperage compared to an equivalent central vacuum in Europe for example. You will find all the detailed information in the user's manual.
Walls made of drywall or concrete?
In some parts of the world, the houses' walls are made of drywall, which greatly facilitates the installation of the piping for your central vacuum. But that can be done with concrete walls as well. If you do the installation yourself, do not hesitate to contact your dealer/distributor or a Drainvac expert who will be happy to advise you.
Need to vacuum water or not?
It is possible to choose a central vacuum that vacuums liquids. However, the piping network must be adjusted in a certain way to avoid backflow. An experienced installer can check this layout very easily! For more details, read this article.
It's now up to you to find out if your home meets these criteria! For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.