Installation is as easy as 1-2-3: A Grand Central Vac system can be easily installed in both new or existing structures: on slabs, in crawl spaces or in basements. Installation usually takes less than a day. Grand Central Vac can help you determine the power unit placement and inlet valve location, then all the tubing and low voltage wiring can be easily installed.
In new construction or remodeling, the system should be installed after all the plumbing, wiring, and HVAC work is completed. Systems can be installed by a Grand Central Vac installer or by yourself. Good planning and familiarization with the home will reduce installation time. As easy as 1 - 2 - 3:
- Power Unit: The power unit can be installed in a basement, garage, utility room or any other appropriate area. It is best to choose a location near an exterior wall, minimizing the length of the exhaust run.
- Inlet Valve Locations: Inlet valves are usually placed on interior walls, in hallways, near doorways or close to the bottom of stairs. Potential furniture placement should be considered when determining valve locations. The objective is to use as few inlet valves as possible while providing whole house coverage. Inlet valves can be situated between studs, clear of obstructions like plumbing, wiring, heating ducts, etc. They are typically positioned level with electrical receptacles.
- In-Wall Tubing and Wiring: Tubing and low voltage wiring are run in tandem to each valve location, speeding installation. Both are installed beginning with the inlet valve farthest from the unit.