Air-Flo Central Vacuums were produced as a private label central vacuum for Central Vacuum Inc. in the greater Chicago area from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. These all-steel power units were available in a two-motor Air-Flo Model CFM2 or a three-motor Air-Flo CFM3 that provided excellent performance.
The Air-Flo units contained Ametek quality motors and an extensive filtration system. In fact, many of these systems are still in operation today! The units were produced by MD Manufacturing until the late 1980's when an alternate manufacturer was located near Chicago. These later units had a two-tone paint that included a light brown color and clamps with which the motor module could be removed from the trash compartment.
A well-maintained Air-Flo Central Vacuum System should provide you with excellent cleaning performance, as well as allergy relief. All debris that is picked up is deposited out of your living area, including those fine dust particles commonly emitted from portable vacuums. The convenience of a Air-Flo Central Vacuum System should make your job easier, giving you more time to do the things you prefer.
Air-Flo Central Vacuum Systems have historically used components that are compatible with the rest of the industry, including their pipe and fittings, inlets, motors, circuit boards, hoses, attachments, and power brushes. Any exception will be identified in notes found in secondary product pages.
All Air-Flo Central Vacs empty from the top and use HyperFlow Replacement Bags. Air-Flo CFM2 uses Hyperflow Part #720H-5 Bags and the Air-Flo CFM3 uses uses Hyperflow Part #721H-5 Bags. There is also a secondary filter below the cloth bag which should be removed and cleaned approximately every five years.
Most Air-Flo units were sold with either a small TK2 air-driven power brush or no power brush at all, so upgrading to a new complete kit will greatly increase the performance of all Air-Flo systems.
Whether you are looking to repair your existing Air-Flo Vacuum System or upgrade it to newer componentry, we can provide concise help and products drawn from our 55 years of experience and manufacturing in the central vacuum industry. You will find information on upgrading old inlet valves, troubleshooting and repairing the entire Air-Flo System, and electronic and motor replacements. Also, many customers have asked questions that we have answered and posted for your reference.
Use 1000s of customer reviews as you evaluate which product is right for you. We help you with specific compatibility of most all components for your Air-Flo Vacuum System. You should be able to replace or upgrade your hose, attachments, inlets, piping, fittings, motors, circuitry, filtration, and even your power unit. We include information on most all Air-Flo Central Vacuum cleaner models produced over the years including the models listed here, making it easy to find what you need to repair your Air-Flo Central Vacuum. If your home has no hoses or accessories, we suggest a complete attachment kit. A complete kit for your Air-Flo Central Vacuum includes hose, vacuum head, wands, and accessories and works perfectly with the system. If you need help with your Air-Flo System to repair it, we have a complete line of compatible products and extensive product information to assist you. Should your system have non-universal hoses or inlets, please contact our office for alternative ways to upgrade your system into the more readily available universal components.
If you can't find what you need, please contact us by phone or through the Air-Flo Questions and Answers, and one of our helpful technical customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. We also have a large network of independent dealers that can assist you with your Air-Flo Central Vac repair.