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What will a BEAM Central 
Vacuum do for me?

Vacuum cleaning is an essential part of modern living, but portable vaccum cleaners tend to be awkward. A BEAM central vacuum cleaner, on the other hand, is the most powerful, most convenient, and easiest way to clean your home. A BEAM central vacuum system provides you with:

How a Central Vacuum Works


BEAM Central Vacuum Systems use specifically designed tubing installed in the walls of your home to carry 100% of the contacted dirt, dust and allergens away from living area to the central power unit commonly located in the garage, utility room or basement.

To activate the system, simply insert the lightweight hose into a central vacuum wall inlet valve. Most homes will typically have one central vacuum inlet valve per floor averaging three per house.

The flexible lightweight hose and inlet system allow you to easily move from room to room without having to push a heavy upright vacuum or pull canister vacuum behind commonly bumping into walls or valuable furniture.

BEAM Central Vacuum Systems are much quieter than most portable vacuums as the power unit of a central vacuum is located outside of the living area, where the motor of a portable vacuum is in the same room you clean.

Cleaning Sustainability Study Professional Testing Laboratory

Indoor Air Quality Test Results Scientific Study Finds BEAM Central Vacuum Superior to Portable Vacs

A BEAM Central Vacuum System assures superior indoor air quality over portable vacuums and sustained like-new cleaning performance, according to an independent study that compared short- and long-term soil removal and emissions of leading upright vacuums and central vacuum systems.

The Research
In a series of tests that compared short-and long-term soil removal and dust emission control, of five leading upright vacuums and the BEAM Serenity Central Vacuum System, technicians at Professional Testing Laboratory, Dalton, Ga., found two top-performing upright vacuums’ soil removal fell 10 percent to nearly 14 percent from the beginning to the end of the test, while the BEAM system maintained consistent soil removal.

The Findings
“The BEAM system delivered impressive, sustained cleaning capability from the beginning to the end of the study,” says Gary Asbury, president of PTL.

”The BEAM Serenity also maintained consistent emission control, releasing less than 6.6 micrograms per cubic meter of respirable particulates throughout the study, fewer than any of the uprights tested.

Three uprights that maintained their soil removal capabilities experienced major decreases in filtration, triggering increases in particle emissions ranging from a near doubling to more than 4,300 micrograms per cubic meter.

Soil Removal Ability Test

Ability to clean carpet after 10 uses.

Videotape taken at the conclusion of the test also showed that users of all of the products could be exposed to dust that would be stirred up by emptying the collection receptacle.

A much larger collection receptacle for the BEAM Central Vacuum System requires less frequent emptying and less frequent exposure to dust.

Because the central vacuum system power unit typically is installed in a garage, emptying the collection receptacle is unlikely to reintroduce dirt into the living area.

Lars Hybel, Vice President International at Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems, says the PTL test results help explain why allergic rhinitis patients who participated in a recent University of California, Davis, clinical study experienced a significant reduction in each of their allergy symptoms when they used a BEAM Central Vacuum System to clean their homes.

The UC-Davis study participants recorded a 44 percent to 61 percent improvement in sleep, nasal, non-nasal, eye, and emotional symptoms, were more active and experienced fewer practical problems when they cleaned with BEAM Central Vacuum Systems instead of portable vacuums.

“The consistent control of emissions from a central vacuum system means there are fewer airborne particles in the living area to trigger allergic reactions,” says Hybel.

“Homeowners who use a BEAM Central Vacuum System are going to be able to have a clean home that has fewer allergens and is a healthier place to live.