Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Are central vacuums noisy?

Actually the opposite. Central vacuums are much quieter than your regular plug in the wall cord vacuum. This is because the motor to your vacuum is somewhere tucked away in your house. It could be in your garage, basement, or in a hall closet.

Is a central vacuum easy to use?

Zenex Central vacuums are easy to set up and even easier to use. They come with a long list of accessories and parts, which makes it the most convenient to clean up certain messes in hard to reach places in your home. (Say goodbye to your old Roomba)!

Are central vacuums good for indoor allergens?

Yes! Zenex central vacuums are great for indoor allergens. You can say goodbye to air in your home circulating the same allergens that tend to make you sick. Your air will be cleaner because the vacuum extracts dirt, dust and debris out of our house and into your main power unit. The power unit that is in your basement, garage, or closet, is filtered through a hose outside.

How does the motor of a central vacuum compare to a plug in vacuum? (Vacuum with a cord)

The central vacuum motor is actually 3 times stronger than a regular vacuum. The stronger the motor means for a more powerful deep cleaning! Since you’re also keeping your vacuum in a cooler, dryer area of your house, you’ll also get longer motor life (which will save you money over time)

What do I do with my portable vacuum?

After installing your central vacuum system, you can kick your portable vacuum to the curb. You tend to replace portable vacuums every 2-3 years and sometimes even sooner depending on which parts malfunction first. Central vacuums have a longer life expectancy where you won’t find yourself replacing any parts at least 10 years or so down the road.

Will adding a central vacuum to my home benefit it in the long run?

When you add a central vacuum into your home it instantly boosts your homes resale value (sometimes upwards of $2,000). Anyone can add a central vacuum system into their home. These vacuums can fit anywhere, whether your home is brand new or has old construction holding everything up. We also carry the parts to install them completely solo (for all of those DIY types out there), if taking on that kind of a mission excites you.

How much time do I need to set aside for installation?

Installing a central vacuum system typically takes less than a full day, and usually requires little to no demolition. Central vacuums can be installed just about anywhere in your home.

Cloth or Bag Filters: Which is better?

All Zenex Vacuum systems come equipped with a permanent cloth filter. This means that the bucket has to be emptied and the cloth has to be shaken completely clean. You may place a plastic bag around your filter to save yourself from dust.

How do I empty a vacuum canister?

In order to empty a Zenex Central Vacuum system, you can unlatch the bottom of the canister while holding the bottom section of your tank. If you position the lower section into a large garbage bag and hold the bag closed you can dump the contents into the bag. When you shake the contents into the bag, if you grab the center of the cloth filter with your opposite hand you can then shake the filter, tossing the contents into the garbage and then latching the bottom back onto your Zenex unit.