The first step is deciding where to put the power unit. For the best air quality and a healthier home, basement or garage storage is ideal; this will ensure that the dirt and dust is being suctioned out of the main areas of your home. Equally important is that you invest in a high quality machine to make sure you’re not losing suction down the line of the system.
The next step is to decide where your inlet valves will go. You won’t need a valve in every room of your home—the number and location of the valves is actually decided by the length of the hose. The only available hose lengths on the market are 30 or 35 feet. Make sure you’re able to reach each area of your home based on the radius of the hose from the inlet valve.
It’s also important to place each valve as close as you can to the power unit and canister; the shorter the piping system inside your walls, the stronger the suction will be, and the smaller the chances are of a blockage happening. This will also make installation easier as it means fewer elbows and pipes to manage complicated turns throughout the system.
Proper planning will make your job easier and decrease the chance of errors that could lead to leakages, blockages or recycled air pollution in a home. It will also lead to cost savings that can essentially increase the value of your home.