Quincy, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Recent studies have yielded forecasts for the coming year’s construction industry; the estimated figures project a 2% increase in the number of new construction projects, which is good news for contractors who need immediate income, but still leaves the construction industry in dire straits after the 23% drop in 2009. And, as the crossbeams and studs of each new home are being propped up and nailed into place, the potential for installing a new central vacuum system there has installers and vacuum dealers scrambling to catch the new homeowner before the drywall is up, since most consumers are unaware of the incredible benefits of using a built-in vacuum in their home.
The pursuit of healthier lifestyles and supporting green initiatives are two popular interests these days, and though central vacuum manufacturers claim to cater to these interests, until recently there had been no proof of this claim. To address the issue, the University of California Davis has run laboratory tests to conclude which vacuum style is better – central vacuums or upright vacuums – for owners with respiratory concerns. The results of the tests were unanimous and conclusive, the indication being that whole-house vacuums are, without a doubt, the correct choice for anybody suffering from allergies, asthma, or another respiratory condition. The reasons were simple: whole-house vacuum systems required less frequent emptying, therefore releasing less debris into the air each time the container is released; Central vacuum power units are typically kept in the garage or basement, far from the living area, and can be exhausted outdoors so the indoor emissions will be less than any HEPA filter, ensuring that any leakage from the dust container remains in the uninhabited parts of the house; and after a series of ten trials, central vacuums were the only vacuum types tested that did not lose efficiency after extended use, using soil-removal and particles emitted by each vacuum as the criteria for this last test. Upright vacuums and canister vacuums tend to leak more particles into the air during and after use and since they do not leave the living area while in operation, any of these particles leaked are reintroduced into the inhabited rooms of the house.
The benefits of the central vacuum machines are so apparent and inarguable that living complexes geared toward health-conscious, environmentally-friendly, and green lifestyles are opting for built-in vacuum systems to be installed as an incentive for tenants to rent or purchase a unit there, along with other health-savvy and green features such as a green roofs, rainwater recycling systems, HEPA air filtration, and the list goes on. One such residential complex offering these features is the Foundry Court, due for construction in the near future in Philadelphia. One of Foundry Court’s main selling points is that the central vacuum system, along with the other energy-recycling features, will save residents a fortune in utility and maintenance costs, since replacing bags, filters, parts, and power units themselves is a far less frequent necessity with central vacuums than with other vacuum cleaner types.
The question is whether or not the nation’s economic roller coaster ride will have a profound impact on vacuum cleaner sales. According to this year’s projections of the construction industry, new single family homes, multifamily homes, and commercial buildings will all be a part of the market’s growth, while institutional, manufacturing, and public works buildings will be pulling the forecasted statistics down. But, since these systems are more often installed in residential and commercial buildings than the latter three, the ultimate prediction is that central vacuum installation sales will outperform the construction industry forecasts.
Zack Currier, a central vacuum technician, noted, “Recently we’ve seen an increase in new central vacuum installations throughout the country so we are confident the new construction forecast will result in an increase in vacuum sales. Plus, people care about the environment, their wallets, and they obviously care about their health. On all three fronts, built-in vacuums are their best friends.”
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