Your ultimate cleaning satisfaction is within reach! However, it is important to educate yourself on which central vacuum installation is right for your home, and one of our local dealers can help as well. You have three installation options, along with supplementary accessories that will enhance the system. These affordable installations are applicable for newly constructed or existing homes and take a day to install, with no damage or mess.
Here are your options, price ranges, features, and the pros and cons for each type of system:
$2400 - $3900* For new home construction, two inlets, products, and labor. Existing home installation may cost several hundred dollars more.
Hide-A-Hose Inlets cover all areas using an integrated 50-foot retractable hose. The hose is pulled out from the wall inlet where it is stored.
Stretch Hose. Use existing inlets or add more in traffic areas for
quick clean-ups using the hose that stretches from 7 to 28 feet.
Price Range $55 - $80
(Hose only is needed. Extra inlet locations will cost more money.)
WallyFlex. Auxiliary hose that mounts on wall and stretches 14 feet.
Great for the pantry, laundry, garage, or bathroom.
Price Range $250 - $400
(Requires traditional inlet back plate installed higher up on wall.)
Installation Notes: The pipe layout is basically a trunk line that branches out to inlet locations via the basement, attic, soffits, and hidden spaces in the home. The length of the pipe and the number of stories is not a problem for the suction of a central vacuum. A traditional inlet with a 30-foot plug-in hose will cover 700-1000 square feet, and a 50-foot retractable Hide-a-Hose will cover around 2300 square feet. Either central vacuum system can be installed in new construction and existing construction homes. Homes that already have a central vacuum can be updated with a new vacuum unit, including accessories and products such as Hide-a-Hose, VacPan, and WallyFlex.
*The goal of these price ranges is to show central vacuums are affordable. Price range is for an average 1800-3000 square foot home located in a middle class area. Prices are set by independent local installation companies and each job will have factors that influence pricing.
More Installation Information:
Frequently Asked Questions
Read the Installation Frequently Asked Questions.
Central Vacuum Installation Manuals
Detailed central vacuum installation manuals, whether you hire a central vacuum installer or do-it-yourself.
Contact a Local Dealer for a FREE Quote
Let a Local Dealer answer your questions and provide a quote. If there is no dealer in your area or you'd like to do it yourself, figure out everything needed for a traditional installation. In 3 steps get a list and pricing for everything except the main power unit which is available through local dealers or MD if there is not a local dealer available.
102 Questions Ask a new installation question or read the many already answered.