American Vacuum Company only sells HP/Element/VacuFlo units in the Kansas City area.

Vacuflo Element BD8000 Power Unit – Single Motor, 120V (12,000 sq. ft.)


HP’s powerful DB8000 takes on 12,000 sq ft homes!

  • Features CarbonCapture
  • Disposable bag
  • Dual filtration
SKU: DB8000 Categories: , Brands: .


H-P Products Central Vacuum Systems offer two types of power unit filtration– Permanent Filter and Disposable Bag. Both are full-featured, powerful systems that provide a superior cleaning experience. H-P power units are rated by square footage, although the best system for your home may be rated at a higher square footage, depending on your layout and chosen system options. Your central vac dealer will recommend the best unit to provide you with maximum cleaning power.

Permanent Filter

H-P’s dual-filtration design with cyclonic action provides consistent vacuum power and protects your indoor air quality. Best of all, it features a permanent filter, which never needs replaced. With Element, you’ll enjoy hassle-free cleaning performance year after year.

  • Proven motor performance translates into strong vacuum power
  • Filter shroud deflects heavy dirt particles and deposits them into the dirt canister
  • Self-cleaning, permanent CleanShield® filter captures fine dust particles, eliminating the need for an outdoor exhaust
  • High-capacity, translucent dirt canister only needs emptied 3-4 times per year
  • On-board inlet valve and on/off switch allows convenient cleaning at the power unit location
Element Central Vacuum Inverted Filter Power Unit


Permanent Filter Unit Specifications

Model 1300 1700 2300
Recommended Home Size up to 3,500 sq. ft. up to 7,000 sq. ft. up to 12,000 sq. ft.
Sealed Vacuum (H20 Lift) 125″ 141″ 151″
CFM Max 121 124 136
Max Air Watts* 520 575 707
Volts 120 120 120
Max/Avg. Amps** 14.0/11.3 15.7/12.4 14.7/12.2
Collection Capacity 6 gallons 6 gallons 6 gallons
Level of Quietness*** 66.7 dBA 64.7 dBA 67.9 dBA
CarbonCapture Filter No No Built-in


Disposable Bag

H-P Disposable Bag (DB) power units take central vacuum cleaning to the next level by ensuring you never have to touch the dirt, even when the vacuum is full! The units feature durable, triple-layer filter bags that do not let any dust escape. Since the outside of the CleanShield bag is never exposed to dirt, neither are you. Simply remove, seal and replace the bag ensuring the cleanest experience possible.

  • Eliminates 100% of vacuumed dirt, dust and allergens from your home
  • Replaceable CleanShield filtration bag filters particles as small as .3 microns
  • Powerful, high-performance motor delivers strong vacuum power
  • DB7000, DB8000 and DB9000 models feature a CarbonCapture® Filter (designed to last the lifetime of the motor) to eliminate carbon dust from escaping the motor compartment
American Vacuum Company is authorized to sell VacuFlo in the Kansas City area.

Buying a Vacuum?

Central Vacuums
Buying a Beam, VacuFlo or other central vacuum system doesn’t have to be hard. American Vacuum sells it all—units, hoses, power heads and pipe. We are your one-stop central vacuum shop.

Do you need an upright vacuum? Or a canister? Maybe a robot vacuum? We have it all. We carry Sanitaire, Eureka, Hoover, Dyson, and anything else you can think of. Do you think you can find it for less somewhere else? Call us, and we’ll do our best to get your business.

Do you own or work in a commercial setting—a hotel, restaurant or school? From Hoover Commercial to ShopVac to Rug Doctor, we have you covered. Also, ask about setting up a commercial account.

Service, Installation and Repair

We have been repairing vacuums at our retail locations for decades. Plus, we are the authorized warranty station for almost all major brands.There's nothing we can't fix. We also service and install central vacuums in your home. Come to us for your Beam, VacuFlo, NuTone, Hayden and other needs.


Right Type for the Right Job


  • Wider cleaning path
  • Better on carpet
  • More commonly has motorized brushbar
  • Longer power cord
  • With power cord and hose, longer reach
  • In bagged units, often have larger bags
  • Rarely has automatic power cord rewind
  • Harder to get around and under furniture
  • Have to move entire machine on each pass


  • Narrower cleaning path
  • Better on bare floors
  • Frequently have air-driven brushbar
  • Shorter power cord
  • Shorter reach
  • In bagged units, often have smaller bags
  • Often has automatic power cord rewind
  • Easier to get around and under furniture
  • Only have to move hose & nozzle on each pass

What We Do

American Vacuum Company does it all. For over 40 years we have had Kansas City covered. We are expanding west with our retail and service and we are already all over the world through with our Internet presence. Whether you are in Kansas City or Kalamazoo, let American Vacuum take care of your vacuum cleaning needs.
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