Budd Built-In Vacuum Cleaners are easily installed in your present home at a price you can afford.
It Pays For Itself
Your one-time investment in a Budd Vacuum System is competitive with the cost of all the vacuums, brooms and lug-around junk you won’t need anymore. And, it costs less than having someone clean your home every other week.
It Makes Your Home a Healthier Place
With a Budd Vacuum, dust particles are not re-circulated through your home. When you use an old fashioned lug-around, you can smell the dust and see recirculated particles in the sunlight. Your Budd System vents everything outdoors, just like a clothes dryer.
It Increases The Value Of Your Home
A Budd System is a home improvement that pays you back with savings.
There’s nothing to lug around. Unlike conventional portable vacuums, just plug in a lightweight hose and dust and dirt disappear.
Your power unit hangs on the wall. There are no space or weight limitations. This makes it possible to use a large, powerful motor, which is designed to last.
A Budd System helps remove:
No more need for conventional vacuums like uprights, canisters, stick vacuums or robotic vacuums that just recirculate the same air.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What size power unit should I buy?
- The size of your power unit is not determined by the size of your home. If your system is installed without leaks, you will get the same suction throughout the house. We recommend the same power unit for a 1000-square-foot home as we do for a 6000- square-foot home.
- Regardless of the size of your home, you’ll want maximum cleaning power. No matter what you buy, your suction will be virtually the same all over. So if you want the most cleaning power, buy a powerful machine. If you want second best, buy second best.
Does the design of the power unit matter to me?
- The design of your power unit matters if you are looking for consistent, uninterrupted power and maintenance-free long life.
The power unit has three main components:
- The motor-blower should be “beefy” enough to run well for a generation. That means large enough bearings and brushes to last. It should be able to produce maximum cleaning power without needing to run the fan blades at excessive speed.
- The relay and related components, which turn the unit on and off, should be sized large enough to operate indefinitely.
- You need motor protection that will prevent dust and dirt particles from fouling the motor or fan blades. The “dirty” air that passes through your Budd unit is intercepted by a permanent cloth, which does not need to be replaced. A paddle whose handle is on the outside of the machine is used to shake out the cloth before it gets too dirty. That’s the way all Budd power units are built.
Do I need a rotating brush for my carpet?
- A rotating brush is often necessary for cleaning and grooming rugs and carpets. Some vacuum people will try sell you a wide range of costly and maintenance-hungry devices.
- Our experience has been that you can do a good job with an air driven rotating brush which is driven by the suction air if you use a strong enough motor-blower in your power unit. Budd carries a full line of electric motor driven rotating brushes along with current carrying hoses and wall inlets.
What do I need to know about Waterlift, C.F.M. and Air Watts?
Waterlift and cubic feet per minute (C.F.M.) are the units of measure that an engineer would use to describe the output of a vacuum system.
- Waterlift: The amount of suction that a vacuum device produces is termed waterlift. Suction is measured in inches. The original experiments were performed using a “U” shaped glass tube, which held a liquid. Suction would be applied to one end of the “U”. The liquid would go up on the side of the “U” where the suction was applied and the level of the liquid would go down on the other side. The difference in the height of the two levels (measured in inches) expressed the amount of suction. Although the amount of waterlift is crucial, high waterlift numbers alone are not enough. Old-fashioned auto windshield wipers were powered by suction. But that was a closed system and the volume of air was insignificant. If you produce suction but do not move a large volume of air, you get high waterlift numbers but no cleaning power.
- C.F.M. (Cubic Feet per Minute): How much air you are moving? It is not uncommon to have an attic fan that delivers 10,000 cubic feet per minute. Although an attic fan is capable of delivering huge volumes of air, there is no cleaning power if the cubic feet per minute is not combined with sufficient suction power (waterlift).
- Air-Watts: If you take the waterlift number and multiply it by the C.F.M. number and then divide that number by 8.3, the resulting number is “air-watts.” For instance a large C.F.M. number times a small waterlift number, as in the attic fan example, yields a large air-watts number but no cleaning power. Then, a large waterlift number times a small C.F.M. number also produces no cleaning power.
Who should consider buying a Budd Vacuum?
- The Budd Vacuum was originally conceived and designed for people who clean their own home. Everything was planned for installation in lived-in homes.
- If you clean your own home and do not wish to pay a cleaning person, you will really benefit from the Budd System.
- This website describes how easy and how economical a do-it-yourself installation can be. We know you have the ability, but if you do not have the time, let us quote you on the installation in your present home.
- Even if you use a cleaning service to clean your home, why have them use their own portable machines that carry other households’ dirt and germs.