There is a wide variety of vacuum bags and filters for the different models of central vacuum systems. Knowing the specific bag number you need may not be necessary if you use the shop by brand navigation in the following screens and you know the model number of your power unit. If you know the specific bag or filter number you're looking for, maybe you want to skip these screens and just use our search tool to find what you need. As always, if you cannot find what you're looking for or just have a question, give us a call at 800-221-8227 and we'll be happy to assist you.
Central Vacuum Bags and Filters
Central vacuums come in all varieties. Some use bags and some are bagless. Some have a permanent filter and others have disposable filters. Shopping a site that promises to have what you need when you need it for your central vacuum system is important. We've installed, maintained, and sold central vacuums for decades and currently sell bags for close to two dozen different brands of central vacuums. Use our convenient shop by brand, look at the list of all bags and filters, or use our convenient search function to find your particular bag or filter. If you don't see what you're looking for, give us a call toll free at 800-221-8227. We'll help you find what you need.
Read below for a quick description of the differences between bagged, filtered and cyclonic central vacuum systems.
Bagged Units - These units are designed with bags located inside the dirt canister where the dirt is deposited after being removed from your home. Bagged Units include such brands as AstroVac, and Imperium and are an excellent choice for homes that cannot be vented or if venting is not desired. Although venting is not required, we still recommend it to reduce noise and odor. As the bag fills with debris the unit will begin losing suction. Keep in mind that although central vacuum systems are a dust free way to clean, we recommend a unit with a throw away bag if the person responsible for emptying the dirt canister has dust allergies or breathing difficulties.
Filtered Units - These units use either inverted filters or filter cartridges that capture the dirt and debris collected in the dirt canister. Filtered Units include brands such as Imperium and RhinoVac. Filtered Units are an excellent choice for homes that cannot be vented or if venting is not desired. Although venting is not required, we still recommend it to reduce noise and odor.
Cyclonic Units (bagless) - Cyclonic Units such as Imperium, Vacu-Maid, and Vacuflo offer powerful cleaning ability without constraints such as bags. These systems have been around for over 50 years and are designed with high performance motors that are unique with specially designed motor fans. The dirt and debris are collected in the dirt canister; the remaining small particles are vented outside. The debris emitted outside is extremely light. Imperium and Vacu-Maid offer the option of canister liners to allow you to empty the canister like a bagged unit. The power of cyclonic units is required for certain central vacuum installation options such as retractable central vacuum hoses. Some of these systems do use round filters that protect the motor from debris entering the motor but some do not use bags or filters.