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What Type of Vacuum Collection System is Right for You?

Posted by Peter Haugen on Fri, Dec 02, 2016 @ 03:28 PM

There is a wide selection of vacuum collection systems that you can choose from. This decision is important because the vacuum collection system you select has a big impact on:

  • What types of residential and commercial buildings you can or cannot clean.
  • Your air duct cleaning process.
  • Your operating cost.
  • Your productivity.
Any of these systems can be used on 1 & 2 story residential and light commercial air duct cleaning projects. On multistory commercial air duct cleaning projects, electric portables are the most popular choice. Let’s look at the different types of vacuum collection systems and their strengths (+) and weaknesses (-).

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Big Truck Vacuum Collection Systems (gas):

+ Best performance (suction)

+ No zoning required

+ Best adverting impact

- Highest first cost ($70,000 to $140,000 includes collector, compressor and truck)

- Highest operating cost (gas)

- Highest maintenance cost

+ Can do 1-2 story residential and commercial buildings

- Can’t do multi-story buildings (apartments, condos, commercial)

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Trailer/Truck Mounted Vacuum Collection Systems (gas):

+ Very good performance (suction)

+ Zoning not normally required

+ Very good adverting impact

- High first cost ($16,000 to $20,000 includes collector and compressor)

- High operating cost (gas)

- Medium maintenance cost

+ Can do 1-2 story residential and commercial buildings

- Can’t do multi-story buildings (apartments, condos, commercial)

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Portable Gas Vacuum Collection Systems:

+ Very good performance (suction)

+ Zoning not normally required

- Medium first cost ($4,500 to $8,500)

- High operating cost (gas)

- Low maintenance cost

+ Can do 1-2 story buildings (residential & light commercial)

- Can’t do multi-story buildings (apartments, condos, commercial)

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Portable Electric Vacuum Collection Systems:

+ Good performance (suction)

- Zoning normally required

+ Lowest first cost ($3,000 to $10,000)

+ Lowest operating cost

+ Lowest maintenance cost

+ Can do 1-2 story buildings  (residential & commercial)

+ Can do multi-story buildings (apartments, condos, commercial)

Summary

Within these different types of vacuum collection systems, there are also several choices (from different manufactures) to choose from. So be sure to do your homework before you decided.   Get several proposals with all the technical information.  Think about the type of work you want to do and which type of vacuum collection system will best meet your requirements.  This decision will have a significant impact on your business. 

If you have any questions about this blog article, contact Peter Haugen, ASCS, CVI at 855-Vac-Systems, 952-808-1619 or phaugen@vacsysint.com.

 

Additional Resources: 

Intro to  Residential   Air Duct Cleaning  Guide  Going from Residential to Commercial Air Duct Cleaning  Guide  Intro to  Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Guide

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