Not sure how well it will minimize the dust as it has not been used much but the filter does very little to reduce the sound.
I am early in the use cycle so YMMV. It was crucial that an elbow was supplied with this item as my (and I suspect others) central vac is plumbed with schedule 30 thin walled pvc (not a readily obtainable item) and this allowed immediate use. It appears to reduce dust (my central vac was installed and vented previously directly into my garage), but as noted, I do not appreciate any sound reduction (and I suspect that this is due to most of the noise being the motor and not exhausted air) therefore the name ?muffler? in description is a misnomer. (and as I type this, I may consider some type of coating on the inside of the motor enclosure in attempt to reduce sound...)
Great product. 15 years ago my new system was just vented into the garage so every time you used it the garage was full of smell and dust. This filer works like a charm and now the oders are gone! However, I do note that like a lot of the other reviewers, the filter didn't really have much effect on the units noise level.
The Hepa filter is working very well. Customer service was phenominal! They explained everything quite well and told me how to install it over the phone. Especially during COVID when every other company is giving such poor service these days. I will buy everything that I need for my central vacuum from MD. In addition, I will contact MD whenever I need help with my vacuum.
Very little noise reduction. Not worth the expense.
The product cut out the terrible high pitched whistle and cut down on the dust exiting the canister. The Aerus vacuum is still dreadfully noisy. I wouldn?t recommend Aerus to anyone.
Received replacement filter, for one damaged in shipment. Arrived the next day, incredible response time.
My wonderful built in vac was driving my nice neighbor nuts when we cleaned the house. So this unit has been great. I rerouted the exhaust from the outside to directly under the house . The filter keeps it clean down there, and it reduces the noises by about half at the outlet.. but now, since it is under the house it?s really quieter outside. Happy Neighbors.
Easy to install. Motor somewhat quieter. Odor greatly reduced. Met my expectations.
excellent muffler. Saves the work of having to vent outside
Great customer service
ActiVacII muffler and filter kit.....I should have installed this when the unit was new, but I'm glad I did it now because I have NO MORE DUST going into my crawl space, the suction is the same as before, and it is even a little quieter.
Great service - Excellent product.
I am very impressed with this new option on my central vacuum system after using it for a major "Spring cleaning" project. I used my central vacuum system for over 4 hours and when I checked the basement area where the canister is located there was absolutely no dust on any of the surfaces or in the air. This filter will make it possible to use my central system without drilling an exhaust hole through my exterior wall and still maintain a dust free area in the basement. This product works!
Product has cut down the light dust that my vacuum created in my utility room. Great fit to OEM product at a great price!
Excellent product with fast S & H. Thank you for a smooth purchase.
Does not quiet the vacum like it stated in the advertisment.
Reduces the noise somewhat; not as much as I'd hoped. But I am glad not to have the exhaust flowing into my basement laundry room.
i have not connected it my exhaust outlet because it did not fit well. I needed a smaller caliber
circumference to fit the opening.