Central Vacuum Hoses & Hose Accessories

Central Vacuum Hoses & Hose Accessories


Central Vacuum System Hoses

Low Voltage HoseIt is important when choosing a central vac hose that you know what type of inlet you currently have. Select your hose type needed below, or choose your brand of central vacuum below to be directed to compatible hoses for your system. If you are unsure which vacuum hose will work best with your system, give us a call at 1-800-322-2965 to speak with a central vacuum expert and we'll be happy to help you.

There are three main types of central vacuum hoses:

Basic (Straight-Suction) HosesLow-Voltage Hoses, and Electric Hoses

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Electric Central Vacuum Hoses

Central Vacuum HosesElectric central vacuum hoses bring power to the powerhead and the central vacuum unit. They are available in a wide selection of lightweight, flexible, and crushproof designs. Electric central vacuum hoses offer direct connect and pigtail options to use with electrified inlets. These hoses allow you to operate a central vacuum powerhead or power brush.

For added convenience to cleaning are the comfortable handle designs and fingertip controls on the handle grip. Along with a larger inner diameter that provides better dirt removal. Electric hoses are available in multiple lengths.


  • Electric central vacuum hoses enable the use of an electric powerhead in association with the on/off function of the central vacuum system. These hoses can turn the unit on and off with the flip of the switch located on the hose handle. When a high-voltage central vacuum hose is inserted into a wall inlet valve, the central vacuum system is automatically turned on. The high-volt powerhead is then controlled via the switch on the hose handle (3-way switch).

Key Benefits

  • Electric central vac hoses are ergonomically designed with a gas pump or open handle that includes a 3-way switch control right at your fingertips. The 3-way switch can turn the central vacuum system and the electric powerhead on and off.

Essential Design

  • Electric hoses are made to provide world-class airflow, durability, and lifelong performance. The electric central vacuum hose handles incorporate a full swivel design that prevents the hose from kinking and relieves wrist strain.

Low Voltage Central Vacuum Hoses

Low-voltage central vacuum hoses are used if the central vacuum unit needs to be switched on or off regularly during vacuuming. They are ergonomically designed by incorporating the switch on the handle to turn the central vacuum on and off.

Low-voltage central vacuum hoses are equipped with a two-position rocker switch, conveniently located at the handle of the hose, so you can manually turn your central vacuum system on or off via the switch on the handle. Normally designed with a 360° swivel allowing maximum performance, eliminates wrist strain and fatigue, stops kinking, and increases hose life. With low-voltage central vacuum hoses, you can increase suction for maximum cleaning power, or decrease the suction for the most delicate of fabrics.

Straight Suction or Basic Central Vacuum Hoses (Air Hose)

Straight Suction Hoses are ideal for utility areas and hard floor areas including garages, kitchens, and any other area around your home with bare flooring. These hoses are typically used with an air turbine tool, air-driven powerhead, or a bare floor tool. Straight Suction hoses automatically turn on the central vacuum unit as soon as the hose is inserted into a wall inlet. Designed for ease of use, superior airflow, and exceptional durability.

A basic straight suction central vacuum hose is designed to fit 99.9% of all central vacuum wall inlets today! The crush-proof basic hose simply put is the most basic hose in the central vacuum industry. Also known as a straight suction hose just insert the end of the hose into the wall inlet and the metal connection on the end of the hose completes the low voltage circuit turning the central vacuum on. Instantly you will have suction once the hose is inserted. When the hose is removed from the wall inlet the signal is interrupted then causing the central vacuum to stop.

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Central Vacuum Hoses FAQs 


What are central vacuum hoses, and what do they do? 

Central vacuum hoses are an essential part of any central vacuum system. They are responsible for carrying the suction from the vacuum unit to the various attachments and accessories that are used to clean the home. The hose is also responsible for carrying the dirt and debris that is collected during the cleaning process back to the vacuum unit. There are a variety of different types of central vacuum hoses available on the market, and each type has its own unique set of features and benefits. When selecting a central vacuum hose, it is important to consider the specific needs of your home and your vacuum system.


What are the different types of central vacuum hoses? 

Central vacuum hoses are an important part of any central vacuum system. They carry dirt and debris from the vacuumed areas to the central vacuum unit. There are various types of hoses available on the market, each with its advantages and disadvantages. The most common type of hose is the plastic hose. These hoses are lightweight and easy to maneuver, but they can be easily crushed or kinked. Metal hoses are more durable, but they are also heavier and more difficult to maneuver. Fabric hoses offer the best combination of durability and flexibility, but they can be more expensive than other types of hoses. Ultimately, the best type of hose depends on your budget and how often you plan to use your central vacuum system.


How to replace a central vacuum hose 

Over time, the central vacuum hose on your vacuum cleaner can become worn, resulting in poor suction power. If you've noticed that your vacuum isn't working as well as it used to, it might be time to replace the hose. Luckily, this is a fairly easy process that anyone can do. First, disconnect the old hose from the vacuum unit and discard it. Next, measure the length of the new hose to make sure it will fit your vacuum unit. Once you have the correct size, connect one end of the new hose to the unit and secure it with the provided clamp. Finally, connect the other end of the hose to the vacuum attachment and turn on the vacuum to test it out. With just a few simple steps, you can have your central vacuum working like new again.


Tips for using and cleaning your central vacuum hose


One important element of any central vacuum system is the hose. This is the part that you use to clean your floors, and it needs to be properly maintained to function properly. Here are a few tips for using and cleaning your central vacuum hose:


  • Never pull or tug on the hose, as this can damage the internal components. Instead, hold the hose lightly in one hand and let it slide through your other hand as you move it around.
  • Be sure to empty the dirt canister regularly, as a full canister will reduce suction power.
  • After each use, detach the hose from the vacuum and use a soft brush to remove any dirt or debris that may be clinging to the inside. You can also rinse the hose off with water if necessary.
  • To avoid damaging the hose, never use harsh chemicals or cleaners. Stick to mild soap and water if you need to clean it. 

By following these simple tips, you can keep your central vacuum hose in good condition and extend its lifespan.  

How to store your central vacuum hose 

Many homes these days are equipped with central vacuum systems. These systems offer several advantages over traditional vacuums, including more powerful suction and the ability to clean large areas quickly. One of the most important parts of a central vacuum system is the hose. This hose is typically stored in a central location when not in use. However, if it is not properly stored, it can become kinked or damaged. Here are some tips for storing your central vacuum hose:


1. Always coil the hose neatly and secure it with straps or clips. This will help to prevent kinks and tears. 

2. Hang the hose on a hook if possible. This will keep it off the ground and out of the way. 

3. Store the hose in a dry, protected area when not in use. humidity and dirt can damage the hose over time. 

By following these simple tips, you can help to extend the life of your central vacuum hose and ensure that it is always ready to use when you need it.


Central vacuum hoses come in various materials, sizes, and lengths to accommodate different needs. If you have questions about which hose is right for you or how to properly care for your central vacuum system, give us a call today at 800-322-2965. Our team of experts is standing by and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for reading, and we hope this article was helpful!