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Keeping a clean home takes effort, as any homemaker or homeowner knows. From crumbs and dirt to dusting and cleaning up spills, there is always plenty to do. Not to mention all the fun (read: mess) that kids bring into a house.

If you’re looking for a better way to keep your home clean while cutting down on time and effort, maybe it’s time to think outside the box by putting a central vacuum system in your home.

No matter the home’s age, it’s possible to install a system to ensure better air quality, easier cleaning, and uncomplicated upkeep. Here are six reasons a central vac system will offer you the ease and durability you seek when it comes to keeping your home clean:

Less worry about allergens

Using a regular vacuum cleaner can help clean your floors, but when it comes time to change the bag or to empty the receptacle, it’s easy to for allergens like dirt, dust, and pollen to return into your home’s air.

“When it comes to severe allergies and asthma, vacuum cleaners are one of the worst offenders at stirring up dirt and debris,” says Ryan England, quoted on Angie’s List. England continues, “With a central vacuum system, you’re never having that recycling of air. It actually exhausts it outside your house so it’s never coming back in contact with the user or anywhere in the home.”

Of course, you can always splurge on a vacuum cleaner that comes with a HEPA filter, but at that point, you may as well invest in a central vac system to ensure the same result, along with a lot more ease of use.

Ease of use

Traditional vacuum cleaners are dependent on a nearby electrical outlet. But when you get a central vac system installed, you decide exactly how many and where each suction port goes, meaning you can plan to make vacuuming the stairs a breeze. No more dragging the vacuum around with you all over the house — just have the vacuum be inside your house! With the help of a central vacuum, children can help in cleaning the home without worry of electric shock or knocking a bulky vacuum down the stairs.

Quieter cleaning

Have you ever needed to vacuum but avoided it to not disturb a family member with the noise? Vacuuming can wake up a napping baby, and the noise often disturbs young children and household pets. These problems can be minimized by installing a central vac system; the pipes are in the walls of the home and the vacuum unit is usually located in the garage or basement. The result is amazing noise reduction without reducing the system’s suction or power.

Increased home value

Home improvements are always something on the horizon, but homeowners who invest in a central vac system are improving their current living situation while also adding to their home’s value. How Stuff Works quotes an industry expert who says that installing a central vac system can increase your home’s value by $2,000 or more, depending on the system installed.

Bigger and better

A central vac system doesn’t limit your vacuum’s size or suction like a portable unit so its power and dirt collecting ability is incredible. “Because the unit is stationary and out-of-the-way, it can house a bigger motor. Extra power means that my central vac works a lot better than any traditional vacuum I’ve used.” Jennifer Noonan writes on a Bob Villa blog.

Tech and Science also cites that most central vac systems can hold up to 22 pounds of dust and dirt, as opposed to the average vacuum cleaner capacity of five pounds (with many portable high-end units having even smaller capacities).

Longevity and easy maintenance

No one likes cleaning out their vacuum cleaner, but it’s something that definitely needs to happen if you want your portable unit to keep functioning. Luckily, central vac systems require minimal maintenance and they last for decades. The power of the unit keeps the pipes clean and free of debris, and the canister only requires emptying between two and four times per year, according to Homebuilding.

Like any large home investment, this one doesn’t come cheap, but the gains are immediate in that you’ll have the perfect system to keep your home clean without hassle or worry. To find out how to get your own central vac system, contact Big Sky AV for a free consultation. Big Sky Av is currently offering a significant discount for garage units.