Frequently Asked Questions

To create lightweight, powerful cleaning, better air quality and less noise, the Beam power unit is typically located in the basement or garage, and is connected to convenient inlets throughout the home via vacuum tubing. Plug the hose into an inlet and the system is turned on with a switch on the hose handle. Particles are completely removed from living areas and collected in the power unit's dirt receptacle.

Unlike upright and canister vacuums, a Beam central vacuum system, with its dirt receptacle located in the garage or basement, does not exhaust dirty, allergen-laden air back into the living areas. With up to five times more suction power, a Beam system removes far more dust, debris and allergy-causing particles. It's a must in tightly insulated houses and homes where small children and allergy sufferers are present.

A Beam system costs much less than you might expect. The average cost for a complete system, installed, starts at around $1,000. And it can add to your home's resale value. Call us for a free estimate on installing a Beam system in your home.

Yes! Virtually any home, from new to decades old, can enjoy the cleaning power of a Beam system installed in just a few hours without mess or disturbing walls by one of our professional installers.

Yes! Use the bare floor tool or install one of our most popular options: the VacPan® automatic dustpan. It's ideal for removing debris from the kitchen, bath or mudroom. Simply sweep trash towards the automatic dustpan, touch the toeswitch and use the power of your Beam to instantly remove it. No more dustpans or stooping over to pick up swept debris.

Beam offers a full complement of tools and attachments for virtually any cleaning need - from ceiling fan cleaners to handheld power brushes to mini-vac tools for cleaning computer keyboards. There are even pet grooming brushes that attach to your Beam hose.

Most homes require only three inlets to reach every area with the hose and attachments. Each strategically located inlet lets you vacuum approximately 700-800 square feet. The power unit features an extra built-in inlet for easy cleaning of the area around the power unit.

Beam systems are practically maintenance free. No lubrication or cleaning is ever required. The filter is permanent and self-cleaning. All you need to do is take a few moments to empty the dirt receptacle two or three times a year.

Yes! A properly installed Beam system offers the same powerful cleaning performance at every inlet whatever the distance from the power unit.

Beam hoses are extremely lightweight and designed for whole-house cleaning from floor to ceiling. Unlike short, flimsy hoses found on portable vacuums, Beam crushproof hoses are created to withstand everyday kinks and twists.