Central vacuum systems used to be a staple for luxury properties -- and they're making a comeback in a major way. Central vacuum systems aren't just ideal for making homes easier to clean -- they're also ideal for removing allergens and dust that can make a home unpleasant or even dangerous to live in.
As you fire up your upright vacuum, all current activities that require the absence of ambient noise (talking on the phone, watching television, sleeping etc) come to an abrupt end. You may as well be using a chainsaw in your living room relative to the disruption that it causes. With a central vacuum, the noisy motor is in the garage or basement, so all you will hear is the air flowing through the cleaning attachment on the hose itself. Life can continue without interruption, although sleeping while vacuuming is not recommended.
Vacuuming your entire home can be quite a tedious process, dragging around a vacuum cleaner wherever you need to clean. Sure, many new vacuums are fairly lightweight, but there is still the whole process of repetitively plugging in and unplugging the power cord, navigating around furniture and various room geometry with the machine itself, and potentially still having to deploy a portable hose attachment for those hard to reach areas or furniture. This is when the benefits of a central vacuum system become a game changer – or in this case, a chore changer!