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Central Vacuum Filters are designed to purify indoor air quality and filter out unwanted debris that may potentially harm your central vacuum motor. We carry cartridges, branded central vacuum filters & replacement filters for your vacuum system. Shop Central Vacuum Filters by Manufacturer such as PurVac, DuoVac, DrainVac, Cana-Vac, AirVac, NuTone and more. Do you have questions about a vacuum filter or cartridges? Don't worry if you are unsure which filter or central vacuum cartridges will work best for your system, we're here to help! Speak to a filter expert today at 1.800.322.2965!

Central Vacuum Filters & Cartridges

Central vacuum filters purify the air by removing potentially harmful dirt, dust, and debris that may cause damage not only to your central vacuum motor but, the health of yourself and that of your family. Central vacuum filters and cartridges have been used in central vacuum canisters for years to protect excessive amounts of fine materials and lung damaging particles from reentering the indoor air around you. Central vacuum cartridges along with Central Vacuum Bags help to capture airborne allergens with modern technologic advancements such as micron allergy filtration and HEPA filtration.

Central Vacuum Filter Types

Most central vacuum filters are disposable but, some are permanent and others are even washable. Continue reading the vacuum filter reviews to determine the benefits of owning one filter opposed to another.

How to change a central vacuum filter

Disposable Filters

The best option for indoor air cleanliness and lung health. For best performance, extremely low maintenance, these central vacuum filters should be replaced 2 to 3 times a year. Replacing your filter or cartridge and central vacuum bag ever so often is like changing the filter in your air conditioner! Changing your central vacuum filter greatly improves airflow and velocity which is a key ingredient to have continuous, 100% suction of your vacuum.

Washable Filters

These filters require minimal maintenance. When properly maintained, a washable central vacuum canister or filter may last up to 2 or 3 years. Although not as good as disposable filters, a washable filter combined with a good central vacuum bag, when cleaned often will keep suction power and air flow of your system at optimum levels.

Permanent Filters

Sold as just that but, in actuality they eventually clog over prolonged use and require higher maintenance to uphold adequate suction and eventually limit air flow. Although a permanent central vacuum filter (similar to cyclonic or central vacuum bagless units) may last your system a lifetime, vacuum experts recommend changing them every 5 to 7 years. A big drawback to permanent filters and bagless systems is the growth of mold, mildew and foul odors.

Simply put, using a bag and filter or cartridge in your central vacuum will provide outstanding filtration, maintain high efficiency suction and improve indoor air quality. Filtered units with bags are especially great for houses that are not set up to be vented outside. We at ThinkVacuums.com believe the cost of proper central vacuum cartridges and central vacuum bags are just a small price to pay to secure your health and the prolonged life of your central vacuum motor and system.