BEAM Central Vacuum Protects Indoor Environment in Dr. Anna Marie’s Home
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Beam Central Vacuum System will assure cleaner, healthier living for the Weather Channel’s health specialist Dr.Anna Marie, who selected the system for Terra Verde her green home renovation project.
“Terra Verde will be a national showcase that proves you can create an energy efficient home and a healthy indoor environment at the same time,” says Dr. Marie.
The “greenovation” project involves rebuilding a 3,000-square-foot home adjacent to the Ocala National Forest that has gone virtually untouched since it was built in the early 1970s
Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies estimates there are 130 million homes in the U.S. like Terra Verde that are in need of energy efficiency, water conservation and indoor air quality improvements. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the indoor air quality of a typical American home is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Energy efficiency improvements that tightly seal the exterior of homes contribute to the deteriorating indoor air quality by trapping allergens and other particulates inside the living area.
“The Beam Serenity IQS Central Vacuum System in Terra Verde will assure that dust, allergens and other pollutants are removed from the home,” adds Dr. Marie.
With a motor that is up to five times more powerful than a conventional upright vacuum, the quiet Beam Serenity IQS Central Vacuum System collects more dust and allergens from floors and other interior surfaces and completely removes them to a collection receptacle in the garage. Since the motor and collection receptacle are outside the living area, there is no motor exhaust inside the home to stir up dust. An anti-microbial ion, AlphaSan®, is infused into the system’s collection bucket to provide permanent protection against mold, offering even more indoor air quality protection.
A clinical study of allergy sufferers by the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine found that using a Beam Central Vacuum System instead of a conventional vacuum reduced all seven symptoms of allergic rhinitis by 40- to 61 percent. As a result, the nation’s leading green building programs, including LEED for Homes and the National Association of Homebuilders’ National Green Building Standards award green certification points to builders and remodelers who install central vacuum systems.
“We are proud to partner with Dr. Anna Marie to help make consumers aware that they can improve their indoor environmental quality with a built-in central vacuum system,” says Larry Hartley, vice president of sales and marketing for Beam.
Beam Central Vacuum and HEPA Air Filtration Systems are available exclusively from Beam’s 800 independent U.S. dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit www.beam.com.
Beam products are manufactured by Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems, the world’s leading producer and marketer of built-in central vacuums. The company’s Beam, Electrolux and Eureka Central Vacuum Systems are sold in 50 countries around the world. Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products North America.