A central vacuum system is perhaps not as expensive as one might think.
With prices starting at less than £800 + VAT for the vacuum unit with all the materials and from £400 + VAT for installation a complete system can be yours for under £1,200 + VAT.
The motor in the power unit is guaranteed for five years, the casing is guaranteed for life for domestic use and 10 years for commercial or industrial use.
The casing is made from polyethylene, with hot dipped galvanised and stainless steel parts, these materials are virtually unbreakable and rust proof. So, with general maintenance and a little TLC, we expect our systems to last in excess of fifteen years; we have seen installations in Canada (in the commercial sector) that are over 20 years old and still going strong.
How many traditional upright or pull along vacuum cleaners will you purchase in that time?