Central Vacuum Paper Bags
Disposable central vacuum bags are a fantastic way to keep the exhaust clean and the unit fresh and strong. Replacements are available for top and bottom emptying units with elastic and cardboard styles.
Weighted Cloth Filters
Replace the center-weighted cloth filters with a new clean central vacuum filter. Instructions and cross-reference information by brand are available using the yellow bar above to choose your brand.
Cartridge filters can be beat out and some can be washed, but they should be replaced about every five years. For a cross-reference use the yellow bar above to find a brand and then click on the Motors & Maintenance link.
Support Cloth Filters
Top emptying central vacuums, ones with a top lid, have a paper bag filter that sits on top of a support cloth system. The outer top rim of the support cloth filter is very ridged. These also act as a backup filter if the paper bag breaks.
Foam and Mesh Filters
Foam filters are an effective way to filter a central vacuum. Various sizes are available. Some systems use a flat foam or mesh disk as a primary or secondary filter. These filters need to be cleaned and completely dried.