Central Vacuum Systems

Why are central vacuum systems so practical for your home?

Value: For as little as $600, you can have a complete central vacuum system that will add $2,000-$3,000 value to your home.

Health: Central vacuums are the best vacuums for allergies. Unlike traditional vacuums, central vacs remove 100% of the contacted dirt and allergens from your home.

Quality: Central vacuums have three times the suction of uprights and last years longer. Why buy a vacuum that needs to be replaced every year? You can own a built-in central vacuum system for the same price, or even less.

What should you look for when shopping for central vacuum systems?

Size: You need a central vac tank that is rated for the square footage of your home. For example, some central vacuum tanks are designed for homes up to 15,000 square feet, but there is no need for a tank that size in a 2,000 square foot home. We carry central vacuum tanks that start at 2,500 square feet and go up to 12,000 square feet. Larger homes are usually split into two or more systems, rather than one large commercial type of system.

Filter: While central vacs have various filtering systems, we rate self-cleaning filters and paper bag filters as the best. Central Vac Central carries both. Most of our customers prefer self-cleaning filters although some do prefer the disposable bag. Our Vacu Central 100 and 200 model tanks give you the option of either filter.

Power: Sealed suction, or inches of water lift, is the best way to judge the power of a central vacuum system. You may also see air watts and CFM listed in central vacuum specifications; however, sealed suction is most important value to go by. Homes under 3,000 square feet should have a tank with a minimum sealed suction of 107 inches of water lift. For homes up to 8,000 square feet, 136 inches of water lift is sufficient.

Hose: Most central vacuum hoses are universal, so the main question is whether you need the direct connect or pig tail version. Both hoses carry 115 volts. The pig tail version plugs into an electric outlet; the direct connect version has 115 volts pre-wired into the central vacuum outlet.

Carpet head: You can choose from an air-driven, which needs no electricity to run, or an electric powerhead. The air-driven head is perfect if your home has limited carpet. The electric powerhead is better for homes with more carpet.

Do you already have a central vacuum and need parts or accessories?

At Central Vac Central we have everything you need in stock, ready to ship. Not only can we design complete central vacuum systems ready to install in new or existing homes, but we carry parts for most central vacuum needs. We have universal hose sets, powerheads, and tanks for any size central vac system.

There have been hundreds of brands, and models of central vacuum systems over the years. Obiviously we can not stock every part for every brand but what we do is stock the most common and universal products needed for central vac systems. For example most central vac hoses that were manufacured in the last 10 years are universal, and we have the main 3-4 types in stock at all times. Also different brand electric powerheads can be used on different brand hoses and central vacuum tanks(the part hanging on the wall in the garage that collects the dirt). Hoover tanks can be used with Beam central vacuum hose sets and vice versa. Most major brands actaully relabel existing powerheads with their own logo on it and sell it as their own. Eureka makes most of Beams powerheads as well as Wessel-Werk. We carry the models that have been tested to last over the years.

If we do not have the exact central vacuum part you are looking for give us a call and find out if there is a replacement for that part. Most attachments are universal and any brand central vac tank that we sell can work on any central vacuum systems available today.

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