Central Vacuum Installation Guide

Whole Home Central Vacuum

Be sure to check out our videos below and our extensive photo gallery containing over 33 detailed installation photos.

What is Whole Home Central Vacuum? With vacuum pipes located inside the walls of a home, a vacuum motor with canister can be located in the garage, and with just the vacuum hose inside your home you have the makings of a Whole House Central Vacuum system.

Central Vacuum Installation Parts and Photo Guide

For people with allergies from dust mites, pet dander and other household dirt, a central vacuum can be a real blessing. All that nasty stuff is vacuumed up and whisked outside your house.

The motor and canisters today have a really high capacity and are very easy to empty and often times exhaust to the exterior of the house

Central Vacuum Parts

Whole House Central Vacuum Hose Kit

Some vacuum motor units have a fabric filter. And the debris bucket on the bottom of the can holds up to 6 gallons of dust and dirt. The central vacuum system’s power is controlled through a low-voltage wire that connects to each wall inlet valve. Some units even come with a muffler which is added to the exhaust pipe to help reduce operating noise.

When a central vacuum hose is inserted into the wall inlet valve, the hose can have a control switch in the hose’s handle allowing the operator to control the vacuum unit’s power. Features available include: Electric-driven carpet brush with headlight and Electric system hose with power cord built into hose for use with high-voltage wall inlet valves.

How is Central Vacuum installed

Often a whole home central vacuum system is installed during construction of the home however, many situations also permit retrofitting a home.

Special Vacuum pipe, having a highly polished interior finish, is careful laid out to ensure the quickest most efficient route for your dirt to travel out of your home. Installation of this piping is rather precise work requiring measurements, careful glue technique of pipe elbows & pieces, and special attention is given to the direction of air flow. Special tools like the ones pictured below are practically a necessity when installing a whole home central vacuum.