The Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier home.
It's a secret many building developers already know, and one most people only become aware of once they start building or renovating their dream home.
What makes this secret remarkable is that, once installed, it makes a home healthier to live in, quicker and easier to clean, and enhances the value of your property.
What’s the secret? A BEAM central vacuum system! More and more people throughout Northern Ireland are installing a Beam system for not only the convenience, but also the improved indoor air quality and the dramatic reduction in allergy symptoms – especially in children – that it brings.
Modern Cleaning Technology
In terms of integrated appliances, a central vacuum system has fast become an expected new home convenience. Leading architects, consulting engineers, designers and quantity surveyors throughout Ireland are specifying Beam to self-builders and developers throughout Ireland & GB.
A Beam Central Vacuum System consists of 3 main elements: a central vacuum power unit, a concealed 50mm / 2” ducting network throughout the home and a specialist set of cleaning tools and accessories.
Simple to use, vacuum inlets are strategically located around the home and when you plug in the lightweight, crushproof 9m cleaning hose, the remote power unit starts automatically with the click of a switch on the hose handle. The power unit can be installed in the garage, utility room or under the sink, and because it’s remote from the living area, there’s virtually no noise – all you’ll hear is a whoosh of air through the cleaning hose. Versatile cleaning attachments let you clean carpets, wooden floors, tile, upholstery, curtain – even your car and garage.
A standard feature of every Beam Central Vacuum System, a Vacpan®, is the ultimate in kitchen convenience. Just sweep debris to the Vacpan®, activate the switch with your toe and the dirt is whisked away. No more stooping or bending to use a dustpan.
A Happy, Healthy Home
Shockingly, Ireland is now ranked among the top four countries in the world with the highest prevalence rates for asthma. A recent study shows that as many as 470,000 people in Ireland are affected. At least 20% of all Irish children have asthma*.
The house dust mite has a life span of about four months. During this time it produces about 200 times its weight in excrement and lays up to 300 eggs. This makes it clear why the concentration of allergens in a room increases exponentially within a very short time.
It is not the mites themselves that contain allergens but their excrement, which are triggers for asthma, eczema and allergic nasal mucous membrane inflammations. The main treatment for dust mites is avoidance — that is, taking measures to minimize the number of dust mites in your home, and helping improve the Indoor Air Quality in your home.
Beam’s Sales Manager, Paula Osborne: “Indoor Air Quality is 2 to 5 times - and occasionally 100 times, worse than outdoor air. It is estimated that most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Six out of 10 homes and buildings are “sick” and hazardous to the occupants. Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma and lung cancer and 87% of home owners are not aware that pollution may be worse in the homes than outdoors”.
Unlike conventional vacuum cleaners that can recirculate dust, a BEAM Central Vacuum System helps improve indoor air quality by removing 100% of contacted dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergen. Clinical Research (published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology) has proven that a BEAM system provides measurable relief for allergy sufferers by as much as 61% and makes for a cleaner home and healthier living, even if you don't suffer from allergies.
“Deep cleaning and allergen-reducing capabilities makes BEAM Central Vacuum Systems also ideal for pet owners’ homes” continues Paula. “In fact, numerous allergy physicians and environmental organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say the use of central vacuum systems may help some patients live comfortably with pets in the home. Because they exhaust no air into the room that can stir up pet dander and other allergens, and completely remove contacted allergens from the living area, a BEAM Central Vacuum System significantly reduces exposure to animal dander, dust mites and other allergens”.
Up to five times more powerful than an upright vacuum, a BEAM Central Vacuum System deep cleans carpets, upholstery, draperies, wooden floors and tiles. You'll even dust less often!
How is it installed?
The best time to install a central vacuum system is at the time of initial construction, an extension or renovation. At this time walls are open and easily accessible, facilitating planning and installation.
Whether your new home is a townhouse, an apartment, semi-detached or detached, you can have a central vacuum system to suit.
Beam’s professional team of engineers will be happy to install the central vacuum system for you. Should you decide to install the system yourself, a step-by-step installation DVD and guide is provided for all DIY projects.
As with other built-in appliances, investing in a Beam central vacuum system increases the market value of your home. Surprisingly, a central vacuum cleaning system often costs much less than many portable vacuums.
Manufactured by Electrolux, the world’s leading floorcare appliance giant, using industry leading technology and materials, a BEAM Central Vacuum System is designed to last a Housetime.®
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Relief for Allergy Sufferers