Does a Central Vacuum System Improve Indoor Air Quality?

A central vacuum system improves indoor air quality in many different ways, it works to provide a cleaner home! Central vacuum systems are one of the best indoor air quality home investments.

A Sachvac central vacuum system can improve indoor air quality with its great features that include:
- excellent reliability
- quality accessories
- ease of use
- quiet system

Installing a central vacuum system in your house provides a healthier home and creates convenience in cleaning with a powerful, durable system!

Have a healthier home with

a Central Vacuum System!

How does a Central Vacuum System improve indoor air quality?

Powerful Suction
The system's great suction power allows you to vacuum with ease, meaning that you don’t have to redo the same area over and over again. It also allows ease of vacuuming carpeted areas, having great suction gives you peace of mind that all dirt and dust particles will be lifted from even the thickest of carpets and mats.

Stops Dust Recirculating
Most central vacuum systems are installed away from main living areas in rooms such as the utility or garage, so all the dust and dirt are directed into the unit and filtered before being exhausted to outside. Central vacuum systems allow you to have a cleaner home and help to improve poor indoor air quality which can in turn improve our health. Having less dust and dirt in your home provides comfort and safety especially for children, you won’t have to worry about your children picking up germs or being susceptible to irritants as they will be all vacuumed up away from living spaces.


There is large range of Sachvac accessories and tools available, these allow you to clean a large range of different surfaces in your home. These accessories include wall brushes, pet hair brushes, dust brushes and upholstery tools!


Filters are beneficial in a vacuum as they reduce pollutants through the vacuum system to outdoor air. The filters stop dust and other particles from being extracted to the atmosphere. Central vacuum systems are not only beneficial to our indoor air quality, but are also beneficial to outdoor air quality, when using a central vacuum system, you are limiting pollutants from reaching outside.

Each one of our units has filters, these are:     

-       Sachvac Eco Unit: Antibacterial + fibre disc

-       Sachvac Dynamic Range: HEPA + Pro Tecta

-       Sachvac Digital Range: HEPA + Pro Tecta

-       Sachvac Integra Unit: Dust bag and filter

Asthma & Allergies

Most of us don’t realise that the time we spend indoors between home and work, we actually spend 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air quality can be from 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor. Therefore, poor indoor air quality can cause all sorts of illnesses like asthma, lung cancer and respiratory infections.

Having a central vacuum system can reduce the risk of asthma and allergies by having less irritants in the air. Not only could this improve the risk of allergies and asthma in your home which would be caused by dust, dirt and other particles, it can also reduce symptoms of people who have asthma or have allergies already.

It’s hard to believe but Ireland now has one of the highest rates of Asthma in the world. There has been a significant increase in the last decade. One of the main causes is dust mites in the home. A dust mite can lay up to 300 eggs in its lifetime and produces three times its weight in excrement which is full of allergens.

This is where a central vacuum system excels. Central vacuum systems reduce the number of allergens in your home by extracting the dirt, dust, mould, pollen, and pet dander out of your carpet and furnishings. The unit is usually located in a garage or remote section of your house, therefore, getting rid of all nasty irritants.

Central Vacuum Systems improve

indoor air quality but reducing up to

60% of airborne dust!

Conventional vacuums re-circulate the dust, but central vacuums actually reduce airborne dust and pollen by a whopping 60%. For all the clean freaks out there, you simply won’t get a deeper clean and the wide range of accessories available means nowhere is out of reach. For the rest of us, a central vacuum system means you don’t have to vacuum or dust as often – how great does that sound!

Allergies and Your Home

Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, there are many factors that cause our air quality to be poor and cause us to be more vulnerable to allergies. Below outlines why indoor air quality has negative effects on us:

-       90% of our time is spent indoors

-       200% higher levels in insulated homes as compared with ordinary homes

-       50 million people suffer from nasal allergies

-       Allergies are the 5th leading cause of chronic illness

-       Common household allergy triggers:

-       House dust – 57% of people that have allergies are also allergic to house dust

-       Dust Mites – there can be anywhere between 100K and 10M dust mites in the average bed

-       Pet dander – most homes have a detectable level of pet dander

-       Pollen – 1 in 7 people are allergic to pollen, this may be carried indoors by our clothes, hair, pets, windows and ventilation through windows

Installing a central vacuum system will significantly reduce the dust and pollutants in your home, creating a healthier air for your family. Reducing the amount of pollutants in your home can reduce risks of variety of health problems such as cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease and can even cause problems such as diabetes and dementia.

Contact us

Our sales and technical team are available to answer any questions and queries Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, contact us for more information about central vacuum systems or find out more about our ventilation systems!

BPC specialise in domestic and commercial heat recovery and ventilation solutions. We can design, supply and install your system for you!

For more information on how our vacuum and ventilation systems work, call our sales and technical teams on 028 2827 5150, or for more information visit our website to check out our knowledge centre for more information on central vacuum systems!