A conventional central vacuum system, also known as a built-in vacuum system, is a type of household vacuum cleaning system that is built into a house or building. It consists of a central unit, typically installed in a basement or garage, that is connected to a network of PVC pipes that are installed throughout the walls and floors of the house. The pipes are connected to inlets located in various rooms, typically in the baseboards or walls, which allow the user to connect a hose and vacuum cleaner head to the system.
When the central vacuum system is turned on, a powerful motor in the central unit creates suction that pulls dirt, dust, and debris through the pipes and into the central unit. The central unit typically contains a large, disposable filter bag or a reusable filter that traps the dirt and debris, while the air is exhausted outside of the house.
The inlets in each room are typically operated by a low-voltage control system, which is activated by a hose and wand combination that is inserted into the inlet. When the hose is inserted into the inlet, a switch is activated that turns on the central unit and starts the suction process. The user can then use the hose and wand to clean the floors, carpets, and other surfaces in the room.
One of the main advantages of a central vacuum system is its power and efficiency. Because the motor is located in a central location, rather than in the vacuum head, the system is able to generate greater suction power and clean more thoroughly than a conventional portable vacuum cleaner. Additionally, because the central unit is typically located in an out-of-the-way location, the noise and dust associated with vacuuming are kept to a minimum.
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