Central Vacuum System Guide

Central Vacuum Systems

A central vacuum cleaner is generally installed as a semi-permanent fixture during the construction of a home or building. Superior Vacuums can also retrofit a central vacuum system to an existing build. A central vacuum system is designed to remove dirt and debris from homes and buildings and to deliver dirt particles through tubes mounted within walls to a collection container in remote utility areas.

How Does It Work?

The central vacuum system has three primary components: a vacuum power unit situated in a utility room, a garage or basement, a hidden 50mm ducting network across the entire property linking a series of vacuum inlets, and a specialty hose and a set of cleaning instruments.

The central vacuum system operates by sucking dust into tubes that are usually concealed in walls and floors. These pipes lead to the central dust canister, which is situated away from the primary center of the home. Air inlet valves are generally situated in the walls or floors so that the system is triggered when the hose is connected. The engine that drives the system is far more powerful than the conventional vacuum cleaner motor and is commonly located outside or away from the center of the house. The canister where the dust is collected is considerably larger, and you would only need to empty it three or four times a year.

Central Vacuum Benefits

What's great about central vacuum systems is that they do not require you to bring a massive unit from one room to another or up and down the stairs. All you have to do is bring a lightweight hose and a power brush unit across the house.

There are a lot more benefits to installing a central vacuum cleaner system, including:

Providing Cleaner Air

One of the issues of standard vacuum cleaners is that dust could escape back into the atmosphere of the room through the exhaust outlet. The central vacuum system solves this problem by removing dirt and transferring them to a distant dust container, making the possibility of any "blow-back" extremely remote.

Quiet Operation

Central vacuum engines are usually situated outside, making the vacuum nearly silent inside the house. This makes central vacuum systems ideal for individuals who prefer a quiet vacuum cleaner. The only thing you hear is the suction sound as the dust gets sucked into the system.

Reduced Wear & Tear in Your Home

Using a central vacuum means that you will no longer have to lug around a hand-held vacuum cleaner, which is good if you want to protect your walls and floors from scraping or scratching as you bring a heavy vacuum cleaner up or down the stairs. There will also be no longer a trip on long cables and no substitute drive belts to care about. You can freely do your cleaning without any hassle.

Easy to Use

Most of the central vacuum systems are simple to use. You just need to mount the hose and the vacuum will turn on. You can even choose where the inlet valves are placed, so there shouldn't be any area of the home that the hose would not cover.

Centralized Dust Canister

The central vacuum has a dust canister that will be installed in a dedicated space such as a basement, or utility room. This canister is so massive that you will likely only have to empty it three or four times a year. Central dust canisters also help protect against the leakage of contaminants into the house as they gather dust and dirt in a sealed container.

Popular Central Vacuum Brands

Installing a central vacuum cleaner in your home will save you more time and energy. You won’t have to go around the house dragging the vacuum cleaner with you, and they need less maintenance since they can keep collecting and storing dust and dirt without needing to be emptied for months.

At Superior Vacuums, we offer you some of the best quality central vacuum systems. Here are the three top brands that we offer in our vacuum store:


Vacuflo has been providing consumers with whole-house cleaning power and convenience since 1955. Their central vacuum systems offer multiple benefits, which include patented Filtration Methods, one-of-a-kind Quick Clean Solutions, enhanced indoor air quality, and the most extensive Limited Lifetime Warranty in the industry.

Vacuflo also offers a wide range of quick-clean tools to make your cleaning work easier and more trouble-free as well as to save you more storage space, time, and energy.


Dedicated to being the preferred choice for industrial vacuum cleaners, Nilfisk is headquartered in Brøndby, Denmark, and has sales companies in 45 nations and distributors in more than 100 countries.

They offer a full line of industrial and explosion-proof vacuum cleaners that either meet or exceed NRTL requirements. They also have a team of experts who are committed to understanding your needs and providing you with the best vacuum solution.


The Central Vacuum business unit of H-P Products is devoted to the manufacture and sale of residential Built-in Central Vacuum Systems and Accessories.  The company's innovations started in 1955 with the launch of a central vacuum system, VACUFLO ® True Cyclonic ®, which required no bags or filters and was drained from the outside.

H-P Products produces, sells and distributes several popular central vacuum system brands, namely VACUFLO ®, Dirt Devil ®, Element, and Royal ®.

Central Vacuum Installation

Besides choosing the right central vacuum system for your house, it is also important to find the right installer. Look for companies that have been operating for many years and have excellent reviews. Pay close attention to these reviews as well as the warranty and service package that the company offers.

Superior Vacuums specializes in everything Vacuflo as well as in Built-In Central Vacuum Systems. We do the rough-in tubing, tie in and installation of the unit. We also offer you free installation when you buy any of our central vacuum systems.


Getting a central vacuum cleaner is probably one of the best decisions you could ever make for your home or property. Here at Superior Vacuums, we deliver some of the best central vacuum system units and accessories available in the market. We also offer you some of the best and well-known brands, including Vacuflo, Nilfisk, and H-P.

So, remember that whenever you decide to buy your home a central vacuum, Superior Vacuums in Calgary is here to serve you, in store and online.


If you are looking to learn more about central vacuum systems in Calgary, feel free to contact us at Superior Vacuums. A professionally installed system can last decades and has many benefits such as improved indoor air quality and convenience. We are proud to offer VACUFLO and H-P Central Vacuum Systems as they are backed by an industry-leading lifetime warranty, that lasts for as long as you own your house! In addition to air quality and convenience, a central vacuum system offers great value and can help increase your home value. As certified VACUFLO and H-P Central Vacuum System installers, our team can easily retrofit into existing builds.

Your One Pit-Stop for All Things Vacuum

At Superior Vacuums, we're your ultimate destination for central vacuum systems. From a comprehensive selection of parts and accessories to expert sales, installation, and repair services, we've got everything you need to keep your system running smoothly. Our experienced team specializes in providing top-quality maintenance solutions, ensuring your system performs at its best for years to come. With convenient online ordering and superior customer service, we're here to make your central vacuum system experience seamless and hassle-free. Trust Superior Vacuums for all your central vacuum needs, including installation, and discover the difference today!

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