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Love Your Home Show is back Belfast at the Titanic Exhibition Centre from 9th-11th June and we can't wait to see you there at stand E20!

Central Vacuum Systems Versus Portable/Cordless Vacuum cleaners

Date: 01 July 2020

Central Vacuum Systems Versus Portable/Cordless Vacuum cleaners

With a wide range of portable and cordless vacuum options to choose from, many people ask: "Why should we consider a built-in central vacuum system for our home?" What are the differences?

Well – we could talk about this all day (but don’t worry, we won’t!). Instead, let’s take a look at six key areas of importance in vacuuming and put our Beam Central Vacuum System head-to-head with portable/cordless vacuum options!

6 Reasons to choose a built-in central vacuum system over a portable/cordless vacuum


1. Health Benefits 

Over 5.7 million people in tGreen Asthma Inhalerhe UK and Ireland have severe asthma symptoms.* A Beam Central Vacuum is clinically proven to provide measurable relief for asthma and allergy sufferers. Unlike portable/cordless vacuums that can recirculate dust, a Beam Central Vacuum System removes: 

  • Dust
  • Mites
  • Pollen
  • Animal Dander
  • Other Allergens 

With a Beam Central Vacuum System, there is no dust or dirt recirculated back into the air in your home because it travels along the crush-proof hose, through the concealed built-in ducting and into the bin of the power unit which is cleverly located away from the point of cleaning - away from all habitable living areas (e.g. in a garage or utility room.

Check out our Top 5 Ways to Reduce Asthma and Allergies in Your Home 


2. Powerful Suction

Powerful suction of Beam Central VacuumGood suction is often one of the key factors people compare during the decision-making process of purchasing a vacuum. A Beam Central Vacuum System is up to 5 times more powerful than portable/cordless options. This increased suction means you can vacuum faster, easier and more efficiently than ever before, with a thorough pick-up of dirt and dust, providing deep and complete cleaning for every surface in your home.

Try it for yourself!

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it! Product demonstrations are available at our showroom in Magherafelt. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange to call out and meet with you at your convenience – it really is that simple!

Contact our Beam Experts to request your free product demonstration today.

3. No Recharging!

This is a BIG one. With a portable/cordless vacuum, the limited battery life means you only get a few minutes of cleaning power before you need to stop and set it away to re-charge – very frustrating when you are mid-vacuum!

What’s more – the re-charge time can be very longsome…

Nobody likes to wait around – with a Beam Central Vacuum System, you get power on demand. There is no loss of power or re-charging needed. Simply insert the lightweight, crush-proof house hose into one of the conveniently placed vacuum inlets throughout your home and off you go! (You can vacuum for hours if you want to!)

Top tips for Powerful, Efficient, Trouble Free Vacuuming

4.   Quiet Cleaning Sound levels compared to a Beam Central Vacuum

With a portable/cordless vacuum – the motor goes wherever you do – so there is no escaping the noise!

Wouldn’t it be great never to hear a noisy vacuum cleaner in your home again? Well you can do just that with a Beam Central Vacuum System. There is no noisy vacuum motor at the point of cleaning meaning you can enjoy the quiet cleaning performance of Beam, which allows you to hear the doorbell ring, watch television, have a conversation or even vacuum whilst children are asleep. In fact, a Beam Central Vacuum System is quieter than most household applicances making it the ultimate in quiet cleaning performance.

5.   Convenience

We all like things to be as easy and hassle-free as possible, especially when it comes to housework!

Emptying your Vacuum

Portable/cordless vacuum cleaners have small waste compartments which need emptied regularly – some still even have a bag that needs to be removed, disposed of and replaced. With a Beam Central Vacuum System, there is a large waste bin attached to the bottom of the power unit – simply empty the container 2-3 times a year.

Kitchen Convenience

A convenient feature of every Beam Central Vacuum System is the ever-popular VACPAN.  Forget about bending down to sweep up dust & dirt from your kitchen floor!

Simply sweep the debris to the VACPAN, activate it with your toe and the dirt is whisked away.


Find out more about the Benefits of Beam Central Vacuum System

6.    Designed to last a Housetime©

Often, people will buy multiple portable/cordless vacuum cleaners during their lifetime – and the costs soon add up! In comparison, a Central Vacuum System is built-in to your dream home, providing you with more powerful, convenient and hygienic cleaning than any other cleaning system. With BEAM, our systems are designed to last the lifetime of the building.

Building or Renovating?

If you are building or renovating, now is the time to install the healthiest, most practical and affordable cleaning method which is designed to last a Housetime©.


Over 75,000 customers throughout the UK & Ireland

We’ve been delivering built-in freshness to home throughout the UK & Ireland for over 40 years. Why is why, when it comes to expertise and support, 75,000+ customers only trust Beam!

Specified by Architects

BEAM systems are now widely specified by architects and consulting engineers and installed as standard by quality house builders throughout Ireland and the UK.

We have a Central Vacuum System to suit your individual needs – from an apartment to a commercial building to a 300-bedroom hotel.

Value for Money

Save time, energy and money. No other cleaning system offers such versatility, guaranteed quality and built-in value for money.

Get in Touch

Why not get in touch and speak with one of our experts about how a BEAM Central Vacuum System can benefit your new dream home.