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What is a central vacuum?

A central vacuum system offers a convenient way to clean your home without carrying a canister behind you, or dealing with a heavy upright. The complete system consists of a main power unit , usually located in the garage, basement, or utility room, which is then connected to a series of valves built in throughout the house. Located in a closet or storage space, the central vacuum hose is what connects to these valves. These lightweight vacuum hoses most often consist of a crushproof exterior which prolongs the life of the hose, and makes it less likely to be damaged. The central vacuum hose can be connected to a wide variety of different electric powerheads or non-electric attachment kits

The possibilities include:

1) An Electric Powerhead : The electric powerhead is perfect for those with all types of carpets in their home. Similar to the head of a normal vacuum cleaner, the motor driven brushroll agitates the carpet while the bristles clean the dirt and dust particles out. The increased suction of a central vacuum system makes this an extremely effective tool in cleaning your home.

2) An Air Turbine Powerhead : The air turbine powerhead is most efficient for homes that have medium to low pile carpet and area rugs. This system utilizes the suction of the central vacuum to drive a brushroll. In comparison to an electric powerhead the air turbine powerhead fares quite well, but when dealing with a home that is primarily carpet, we would recommend the electric unit.

3) Bare Floor Attachments : The bare floor attachment is used for hardwood floors, tile, and all other types of hard surfaces. This attachment is superior on these types of surfaces due to its lack of a rotating brushroll. Rotating brushrolls seem to spread the dirt and dust on hard surfaces.

Why Buy From VacuumStore.com?

VacuumStore.com, a division of Mid America Vacuum Centers in the Chicagoland region, is your leader in central vacuum information and sales. Opened in 1980, Mid America Vacuum Centers has been one of the largest retailers of central vacuum and central vacuum accessories in the Chicago area. Whether you need to place an order, or have any questions regarding central vacuums, our friendly customer service representatives are here to serve you.


We offer:

-FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $75.

- A FREE garage kit or $50 coupon towards the purchase of most central vacuum systems.

- Price Match Plus 5% off if you find a better price on a competing retailer*.

(*Price match plus offer is availible on apple to apple matches of products on legitimate retail sales websites. Excluding, but not limited to: Ebay, & Amazon.com.)


In addition to the best prices & customer service, you can learn about central vacuums using our Info & FAQ's section.

What is a Central Vacuum System?

How to Choose Central Vacuum Valves

How to Choose Central Vacuum Powerunit

How to Choose a Powerhead Package