Central Vacuum

We sell, install and repair central vacuum cleaners. Don't currently have central vacuum system? Central vacuums can be installed in existing homes, so it's not too late! Call us today to schedule a service call or estimate!

What brand of central vac do you have? We service all brands: Cyclovac, Beam, MD, Electrolux, Nutone, Honeywell, Vacuflow, Cana-Vac, Hayden, Ecopure, Royal, Eureka and more.

Central vacuum systems are built-in vacuum cleaners that link a hose and electric power brush to a central power unit with a collection canister.  Special pipe is installed through interior walls, crawl spaces, attics or basements to connect the power unit with low-voltage wall inlets.

Central vacuum systems feature three basic components:

  • The power unit

  • Piping system and inlets.  Inlets (valves) are the connections in the wall where you plug in the hose.  A general rule of thumb is one inlet for every 600 square feet of living space.

  • A hose (typically 30’ or 35’), attachments and cleaning tools.


The power unit, which includes the system motor and collection container is usually located in a garage, basement or utility room. The motor provides up to five times the cleaning power of a conventional vacuum. And because the power unit is located outside the living area, it does not exhaust inside the house to stir up more dust, dirt and allergens.

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When it comes to exsisting central vac service or installing a new central vacuum, we proudly service and install several different brands. Click the logo below to learn more. 

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Benefits of a Central Vacuum

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Create a Clean and Healthy Home with a Central Vacuum System

Creating a clean and healthy home environment for your family is important. Many people take their home’s air for granted and assume it is safe, clean, and breathable. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates indoor air pollution levels may be as much as five times greater than outdoor levels. Approximately 50 million people, one of every six Americans, suffer from allergies and as many as 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. Most allergy victims are allergic to indoor allergens such as dust, dust mites, and pet dander. Several reasons for this increase include today’s more tightly sealed housing construction, synthetic building materials and furnishings, and chemically formulated household products. Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can affect health, safety, and comfort – especially in children and the elderly. With powerful motors and no recirculation of particles, Riccar central vacuums eliminate 100% of vacuumed dirt, dust, and allergens, creating a healthier home with cleaner indoor air. Using a central vacuum system is clinically proven to reduce allergy symptoms. A study of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) patients by the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine found patients who used a central vacuum system instead of a conventional vacuum experienced the following:

 

  • 44 percent improvement in sleep-related symptoms

  • 47 percent improvement in nasal symptoms

  • 48 percent improvement in non-nasal symptoms

  • 61 percent improvement in both emotional-and eye symptoms

  • 52 percent reduction in practical problems

  • 46 percent stated they experienced less impact on normal work or leisure activity


Since the findings of the U.C.-Davis study, the American Lung Association now includes central vacuum systems in its standards for its Health House National Demonstration Program. Leading green building programs offer points toward “green” certification to homes that have central vacuum systems and leading national builders are providing central vacuum systems as recommended options or standard features in their Air Quality packages. In addition, the U.S. EPA acknowledges central vacuum systems as an indoor air quality enhancement.

Leading organizations are talking about how central vacuum systems improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ):

“Using central vacuum systems that are vented to the outdoors can significantly reduce dust mites, pollens, animal dander, and other allergy-causing agents.”
— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

“Central vacuum systems are among the best indoor air quality investments for your home.”
— BUILDER Magazine

“Allergy sufferers’ symptoms can be improved by up to 61% when using a central vacuum system.”
— University of California Davis School of Medicine

“The healthiest type of vacuum to operate is a central vacuum that is vented outdoors.”
— The Healthy Home Institute

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