The AirVac Central Vacuum brand was formed by Nortek after it had purchased M&S Systems (Music and Sound) in 1982 and Filtex in the early 1990s. It was a logical compliment for Nortek's intercom business. Linear bought out Nortek in 2004 and continued to produce AirVac Central Vacuums. Linear officially discontinued producing central vacuums in November 2014.
For a period of time, they offered the original, metal constructed, M&S AirVac Central Vacuum and the M&S Filtex Built-in Vacuum. Nortek eventually created a new central vacuum with two distinct plastic models, the AirVac "Red Series" that operated with an inverted weighted cloth bag, and the AirVac "Platinum Series" (Blue) featuring a disposable paper bag located inside the housing above the bottom.
A well-maintained AirVac Central Vacuum System should provide you with excellent cleaning performance as well as healthy 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 central vacuum system should make your job easier, giving you more time to do the things you prefer.
AIRVAC has historically utilized all 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.
The Filtex AirVac Central Vacs used a top-entry disposable paper-bag, while the original M&S AirVac used a cylindrical foam filter. The Red Series operated with an inverted weighted cloth bag which requires you to shake it out each time you empty the power unit.
For a period of time, AirVac was used as a private label under the name Chamberlain, for a garage door company.
Whether you are looking to repair your existing AirVac 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 AirVac 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 AirVac 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 AirVac Central Vacuum cleaner models produced over the years including the models listed here, making it easy to find what you need to repair your AirVac Central Vacuum. If your home has no hoses or accessories, we suggest a complete attachment kit. A complete kit for your AirVac Central Vacuum includes hose, vacuum head, wands, and accessories and works perfectly with the system. If you need help with your AirVac 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 AirVac 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 AirVac Central Vac repair.