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Vacuum Units:

The vacuum unit in a central vacuum system is the cylindrical applicance that houses the vacuum motors. This appliance is usually mounted in the garage or utility room of a home.

Vacuum units come in three difference styles, bagged, cyclonic (called bagless), and bagged-cyclonic. Each style has its advantages, and has an ideal role in the home, with corresponding equipment.

For example, cyclonic vacuums are ideal paired with the Hide-A-Hose system, while bagged systems, paired with an electrical beater-bar are necessary for homes with carpeting. Read more . . .

See a chart comparing FloMasters.
See a chart comparing SilentMasters.


Many people mistakenly call the powerhead a 'vacuum.' The powerhead is the device with a beater-bar used on carpeting. Powerhead beater-bars can be powered with electricy or powered by the suction created by the vacuum (air-driven or turbine).

When choosing a powerhead, the type of flooring should be considered, as well as how much and what type of particulates will be eliminated. For example, if a home has a considerable amount of carpeting and furry pets, an electrically powered beater-bar should be considered. Read more . . .

Read a chart comparing electric powerheads, Black Hawk, Ace, and Stealth.



The hose is initially sold as a set when you buy a powerhead kit, but replacement hoses are available for most makes and models. Stealth and Ace powerhead kits have the universal electrical hose (110v), that connects an electrical inlet to a powerhead with an electrical beater-bar.

If your central vacuum system was set up without electrical inlets, you are looking for low voltage hoses and accessories. These air-driven hoses are ideal with the Turbocat powerhead, dusting brushes, and floor tools. Read more . . .


Central vacuums have all the same accessories that a portable vacuum has, with even more options. Dusting brushes, crevice tools, upolstery brushes, wands, and floor tools are standard in the Stealth, Ace, and Turbocat kits.

Whether you have wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs, tile, hardwood, or laminate, there are central vacuum accessories for your flooring. On top of all the tools we have for your flooring, we also have tools for all your other dusting needs. Read more . . .


The business end of the PVC pipe is always clad with a neat, yet highly functional inlet. There are several inlet options, including electrical (110v) inlets, low-voltage inlets, Vac Pans, Hide-A-Hose, and more. A variety of style and functionality can be found with these inlets, to blend into your home's decor.

Specialty inlets like the floor sweep, called the VacPan, or the Vroom retractable hose inlet, can make deploying your central vacuum, easier than ever. Read more . . .


Ask any central vacuum owner what the like most about their system, and you'll hear factors like a higher level of clean, easy to use, removes dog hair with ease, and more. Ask them what they dislike about their central vacuum, and overwhelmingly, you will hear them talk about how they dislike carrying around the 30 foot hose.

The Hide-A-Hose (HAH) gives central vacuum owners another option. HAH is a free-floating hose, stowed inside of a DEDICATED piece of PVC. These retractable hoses come in 30, 40, 50, and 60 foot long options.

The HAH uses the suction of the vacuum to draw back into the PVC inside of the wall. There is no retracting device, other than the vacuum. Read more . . .
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