What is a central vacuum system?
A central vacuum system is a vacuum system for the whole house. The vacuum unit includes the motor and dirt collection can and is generally located in a remote area such as a basement, garage or utility room. Inlets are located throughout the house to enable reaching any area to be cleaned with a hose that is generally 30 feet long. The inlets are connected to the vacuum unit with PVC pipe. Cleaning accessories vary and generally include a hose, wands, rotating brush for carpet, attachments and storage devices for the hose and attachments.