How to Install
New Home Installation
If you’re building a new home or planning to, ask your builder to include a BEAM Central Vacuum System. You’ll want to discuss locations for the power unit/dirt collection canister, the vacuum inlets (where the hose is inserted), and a place to store a hose and attachment kit on each level. Simply enlarging a closet or including an extra base cabinet is all it takes.
If your builder is familiar with BEAM, he may suggest a VacPan® automatic dustpan in the kitchen, near exterior doors, in family or laundry rooms, or wherever you’re planning hard-surface floors.
Installation of your BEAM system is done after plumbing and electrical work is completed and before wallboard is installed. If your builder is not currently installing BEAM systems, check out our BEAM Dealer Locator feature on this web site to find the dealer nearest you. Your dealer can do the job quickly and competently.
Existing Home Installation
About 95% of existing homes — regardless of age — can be retrofitted with a BEAM Central Vacuum System. The key to success is planning a pipe system with a minimum number of inlets and elbows (turns in pipe) to keep labor time and costs at a minimum while still giving you the vacuum cleaning flexibility only a central vacuum system offers.
If you’re remodeling now, or planning to, a quick call to your local BEAM Dealer will allow you to add a BEAM central vacuum system to your plans inexpensively. Your BEAM dealer/distributor can provide professional installation by trained, experienced installers — an important advantage in a system you’ll be using for perhaps the next 25 years.