How Beam Central Vacuums can be beneficial for people who suffer from asthma.

How Beam Central Vacuum Systems can be beneficial for people who suffer from asthma, hayfever, and allergies

People who suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems make up 20% of the population in New Zealand. Beam Central Vacuum Systems by their design improve the internal quality of the air inside the home by totally removing the dirty exhaust air from the living environment, generated by vacuum cleaners. This fact is recognised by the Asthma Foundation's Sensitive Choice Programme, in New Zealand.

We were thrilled that our Systems passed the close scrutiny of the NZ Asthma Foundation and that we were accepted into their Sensitive Choice Programme.  


We proudly display the Blue Butterfly whenever we can.  This is a terribly important symbol which families, who have members who suffer from Asthma, can rely on when they are purchasing a new product.

Recent trends see New Zealand homes being built to achieve air tightness. While this does improve the energy-efficiency of homes, it also means less air circulation and a decline in air quality.

The quality of the air inside the home can be worse than people think.



When you vacuum with a Portable Cleaner, the heavy dirt is collected in the bag and the exhaust air is released from the rear of the machine.  In this exhaust, is a micro dirt/dust, which will pass straight through the cleaner's filter.  This micro dust is so fine that even the best Hepa filter, will not be able to prevent it from being expelled in the exhaust air.  

When using a Central Vacuum Cleaning System, you clean in just the same way, however, in this case, the dirt vacuumed and the exhaust of the machine, which carries the micro dust, is transported away from the living areas. 

This air is removed through a ducting system from the area being cleaned.  The dirt is dropped in the bucket of the power Unit, the exhaust is expelled from the power unit, usually in the garage.  Ideally, this exhaust air should be vented directly outside, this would prevent it from ever being blown back into the house, if the door into the house, was left open.

The polluted exhaust air, generated by the cleaner, is totally removed from the air that you breathe, in the living environment of the house.


With Cleaning Systems the emphasis is not so much on the quality of the filter in the machine, as it needs to be in portables, because the exhaust air is completely removed from the area being cleaned. 

However, Beam Systems Power Units do have a high-quality Hepa Standard GORE-TEX filter, which removes tiny particles at a stunning 98% efficiency at 0.3 microns.

Beam Cleaning Systems have big motors and fans which shift a lot of air. 


For example, the Beam 700 Power Unit has an air wattage of 700 and shifts air at the rate of  52.6 l/sec. or 112 CFM 

If you do the maths, clean for 20 minutes in the lounge of a house, the cleaner will remove just on, the remarkable figures of 63,120 litres or 2,240 CF of air .  The air that is removed from the room, must be replaced and will encourage fresh air, to come into the room.  

Make sure you have a window open when you clean.

Beam Systems will make your house smell fresher and cleaner every time you clean, and will remove the smells that are often associated with vacuum cleaners.

These important health benefits should be considered when you are building a new house, as it is an ideal time to consider installing a Beam Cleaning System.

The importance of breathing healthy air in your home can not be understated for yourself and for your family.


The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Beam Alliance Series was evaluated over a six month period by this organization and is now, the only Central Vacuum System, recommended by the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand.

They found, that our Systems, by their design, truly help asthma and allergy sufferers in New Zealand.

By making the air we breathe healthier in our homes, Beam Systems can have a significant effect on the quality of the lives of people who suffer from respiratory illnesses.

Beam New Zealand was pleased to support the recent Respiratory Conference that was held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland 22-23rd Nov. 2018

We believe it is a privilege to be associated with the NZ Asthma and Respiratory Foundation and their Sensitive Choice Programme.

The Conference highlighted the incredible work that is being done by dedicated health professionals in NZ in this field.

I attended a number of sessions at the Conference and was very impressed by the speakers and the determination shown by them, to make a difference and to help people in NZ, who suffer from respiratory problems.

Why the work of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is so important

Duncan Munro, Managing Director of Beam New Zealand, standing on the Beam Display at the Respiratory Conference.

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