Southern Electric shares some compelling data from a study done by the University of California-Davis School of Medicine on the air quality issues and related symptoms such as allergies that show noted improvement when using a Central Vacuum System.
In the study the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates indoor air pollution levels may be as much as five times greater than outdoor levels. Approximately 50 million people, one of every six Americans, suffer from allergies and as many as 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. And most allergy victims are allergic to indoor allergens such as dust, dust mites and pet dander.
According to the UC-Davis study by the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology examined patients with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) that used central vacuum systems instead of conventional ones, and found that they experienced:
44 percent improvement in sleep-related symptoms
47 percent improvement in nasal symptoms
48 percent improvement in non-nasal symptoms
61 percent improvement in both emotional- and eye symptoms when participants used a central vacuum system
52 percent reduction in practical problems
46 percent stated they experienced less impact on normal work or leisure activity
Use of central vacuum systems, which remove debris, dust and other particles away from the living area, reduce the potential harm done by conventional vacuums that can’t as effectively do the removal. Since central vacuum units are installed away from the living area, there is no discharge of forced air in the space being cleaned. That means no dust and allergens stirred up and no dust particles suspended in the air where they can be inhaled. … Even though canister and upright vacuums advertise a ‘HEPA filtration,’ it only filters down to .3 micron at 99.97 percent efficiency. Smaller lung damaging particles, viruses and bacteria are still passed through, right back into the room being vacuumed.
A central vacuum removes 100 percent of contacted dirt, dust mites, dust mite eggs, pollen, pet dander and other allergens and carries them away from living areas.”
More benefits of having a Central Vacuum System in the home:
Suction Power: Central vacuum systems can be up to five times more powerful that traditional upright and other portable vacuums. The cleaning action of a central vacuum system is extremely powerful, and you not only get a deep down clean, but fine dust and other particles are removed from the living area making your home even healthier.
Better Dust Filtration: With a central vacuum unit all the dirt, dust, allergens and other harmful particles are captured inside the power unit and vented away from the living area. This helps clean the air your breath and improves indoor air quality.
Affordable: A central vacuum system is affordable and a great investment. There’s a vacuum unit for every size home and budget.
Add Value to Your Home: Increase the resale value of your home without investing much more than the cost of a portable vacuum.
We are experts in installing and maintenance of central vacuum systems. We would be happy to help you with your question and interest in having a system installed in your home!
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