Why You Should Change the Filter in Your Central Vac and How it Will Help

Owning a Central Vac system is the smart and easy way to keep your home free of dirt, dust, allergens, and bacteria. Like anything else, proper maintenance will keep your Central Vac system in perfect working order. Your home will be clean and you won’t spend your valuable time moving an upright vacuum throughout your home.

Proper maintenance means keeping up with routinely changing the filter. But how often should the filter be changed? Which kind will be best for your family? What is the difference between filters? You first need to assess your needs before you can decide which type of filter will work the best.

If you have problems with allergies or asthma, changing the filter more often might help control those condition better. If that’s not much of an issue you might be looking for something that will require less maintenance. There isn’t a right or wrong filter to use. This process might require trying several different types of filters before settling on your favorite.

Now that you’ve identified what your needs are, you can choose the right filter to fit your situation. Here are some popular filter choices and the best way to use them:

First Stage Paper Bag Filter

Paper bag filters are great for people who want to keep a fresh filter in their home every 3-4 months. Because these are changed frequently, they are a great option for allergy sufferers.

These filters are easy to remove and can be thrown away. These filters are also available by the case.

Second Stage Cloth Bag Filter

If you don’t want to be bothered with changing your filter regularly, using a cloth bag filter is a good option. These are designed for the long haul and only need to be replaced every 5-7 years. Don’t let the longevity of these filters fool you. They keep dirt, dust, germs, bacteria, and pet dander out of your home for years at a time.

Fourth Stage Exhaust Filter

If allergens are a concern in your home, this filter will help reduce them to one micron. This two-layer filter attaches to the exhaust on your vacuum and keeps harmful debris from coming back into your home.

Properly maintaining the filter in your Central Vac keeps your home cleaner. It will reduce the amount of dust in your home, making cleaning easier and less time-consuming. It also helps keep the air clean in your home.

No matter which filter you choose, Central Vac is here to help you get the most out of your system. Contact us today and find out how a Central Vac can change the way you spend your time.