VACUUM CENTRAL IN AN EXISTING BUILDING
To install a central vacuum system, do I have to demolish my home?
One of the most frequent questions we get regarding a central vacuum system is the following: “Can it be installed in an existing building without having to restructure the house?”
We have answered this question, creating Aria–Suite.
Entirely designed, patented and produced by General D’ Aspirazione, Aria-Suite is actually the only system that allows to realise a central vacuum system without the need to dig bases in the wall to allocate the piping. This means that you don’t have revolt the home and contact construction companies and house painters for expensive masonry works any longer.
The function of Aria-Suite is based on flat piping with a limited height of 24 millimetres, lodged in the supports that can be fixed either against the wall or under the ceiling. It is also possible to choose the covers amongst different outfits and colours, based on the style of the environments and your personal taste. Finally, the total thickness will be of only 3 centimetres.
How to install it
To realise an Aria-Suite system is very little invasive and the installation is pretty simple. In addition to the pipes previously described it is sufficient to find the right place forthe vacuum central. Due to the reduced dimensions (starting from a diameter of 30 cm and 60 cm height), the heart of the vacuum cleaner can be placed either outdoors on a balcony or inside a storage or technical room, provided that it is fixed on one of the perimetral walls of the building. Both solutions foresee to drill a hole of 50 millimetres in the wall: in the first case to connect the vacuum piping to the central placed outside, in the second case to allow the filtered air to be expelled to the outside.
This is the only masonry work required, but it is of fundamental importance as this is what makes the big difference between a central vacuum system and a portable vacuum cleaner: the expulsion to the outside of all the filtered air through the central, including microdust, bacteria, eventual viruses and Radon gas, present in most living spaces based on the ground.
In fact, as explained in our article on dust mites, even the best HEPA filters blwo microparticles back into the room.
Afterwards, the positioning of the vacuum inletsto apply to the internal walls is defined. Assuming to realise a system in an apartment of approximately 60 – 70 square metres, it is sufficient to plan with just one inlet.
Considering that the flexible hose to connect has a length of 7 – 9 metres, it should be enough to have only one suction point in the living area to clean the whole house. Otherwise, you could use one of our extensions with fast insert to reach even the most distant corners.
Accessories of the central vacuum system
The Aria-Suite system disposes of different types of couplings in order to satisfy all sorts of necessities. In the case that there is a inspectable countertop, as it could be in an office or a receptive structure, the realisation of the system will be even easier. Normal round piping could be hidden in the countertop, using Aria-Suite only in the vertical stretches to reach the vacuum inlets.
There are six principal colourings and an unlimited series of chromatic personalisations, choosing from the RAL table, to completely hide the product on the wall where it is placed.
How much does a central vacuum system cost?
The cost of a central vacuum system in an existing building varies on the base of the surface of the rooms to be served. For an apartment of approximately 60 square metres the cost is approximately € 1.500 including VAT and installation.
The technical department of General D’Aspirazione is prepared to propose targeted solutions that satisfy every specific need.
Contact us for a free quotation.