We've had a central vac for years. The motor is in the garage. We love it
because the vacuum is so light and easy to use - heavy motor is in the garage.
There is no dust blowing through the collection bag on the vacuum - it's in
the garage. It is much more powerful and picks up so much more in less time -
because the heavy, big motor is in the garage, not on the vacuum. It is super
quiet. The motor unit in the garage is very easy to empty and clean. The hose is
light weight, easy to drag around the house, and only as long as you need. Have
vacuum outlets close together and only a short hose is needed. We will never buy
The main problem I have with central vac is lugging that big hose around the
house is a pain. Then winding it up and storing it in a closet is a bother and
takes up a lot of space.