It's a healthy way of life: Central vac units are located away from living spaces, so dust and odors don't get recirculated in the air like with portables. Exhausting the unit outside removes even more dust and odors from where the vac is stored. Just plug the hose into the nearest inlet, and you're on your way to a cleaner home. Dirt is swept through a network of tubing and deposited into the removable dirt canister or bag. It's Powerful: Sustained cleaning power is the ability to maintain maximum cleaning power over time. The very first time you vacuum with a traditional system that has a bag or filter, there will be a measurable decrease in suction power and airflow as dirt and dust begin to accumulate. In addition to the more traditional bag and filter units, Grand Central Vac offers the VACUFLO True Cyclonic Power Units, VacuMaid cyclonic units, and Powerstar cyclonic units which provide sustained cleaning power by separating the dirt from the airflow--without bags or filters. In fact, 96-98% of all dirt swept into the system is deposited into the dirt canister. The remaining fine dust particles are exhausted outside. The powerful performance of these systems do not decrease as dirt accumulates in the dirt canister. It's Convenient: No big, heavy equipment to lug around. A lightweight flexible hose, the wands, and the attachments are all you need. Just plug the hose into the nearest inlet for easy and convenient cleaning. The new Hide-A-Hose system even eliminates the need for carrying around the hose as it gets stored in the central vac tubing network and can be pulled out on command to lengths of 30'-50'. Products such as WallyFlex, Vacpans, Spot, and Vroom offer options for quick pickups in areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, and kitchens. It's Cost efficient: For about the same price as a premium upright or canister, you can have all the conveniences and advantages of a central cleaning system from Grand Central Vac in your home! Plus, an installed central vac system adds to the resale value of your home. Built-In Central Vacuum: It's cleaner, more powerful and easier to use. Improved Indoor Air Quality: With a central vacuum system, you have the power and versatility to make your home healthy for you and your family. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “the air inside your home can be even more polluted than the outside air of most industrialized cities.” Since people spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality becomes a large issue, especially if you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. One way to combat this problem and attack the harmful allergens and irritants is with a central vacuum system. With 20% of the population affected by allergies or asthma, it is important that you rid your home of these harmful irritants.1 Dustmites, pet dander, dust, mold, and pollen are the leading cause of indoor allergies. Keeping your carpets dry and cleaning your home with a central vacuum system will help rid you of these allergens. A study conducted by the University of California-Davis School of Medicine states that use of a central vacuum system can greatly reduce allergy and asthma symptoms: Nasal symptoms 47% improvement Sleep symptoms 44% improvement Eye symptoms 61% improvement Protect Investments While Adding Value to Your Home: Don’t waste time and money on other vacuum cleaners when you can have a central vacuum system easily installed in your new or existing home with no heavy construction or remodeling. Not only does a central vacuum system add value, but it’s your first line of defense in protecting your investment in your home’s floor covering: rugs, carpet, stone, tile, wood, etc. A central vacuum system is a surprisingly economical investment that adds permanent value to your home. It is built to last, making it an excellent selling feature when reselling your home. Powerful Vacuum: With 3-5 times more cleaning power than most portable vacuum cleaners, you get a superior cleaning in less time. Since the central vacuum power unit is located in a closet, the garage or basement and you aren’t required to carry it around while you clean, it can have larger, more powerful motor. The central vacuum allows you to pick up more debris with less hassle than a portable. The 5.1" motors are the largest motors you will find in most portable vacuums. Normally they are quite smaller. Large Dirt Collection: The large dimensions of the dirt canisters allow the vacuum to pick up a lot of debris before it needs to be emptied. The dirt canisters hold gallons of debris. With all of this space for dirt collection it could be months before your dirt canister needs emptying. Depending on how often you clean and how much you vacuum up with your central vac system will determine the length of time before you need to empty the canister.