Black Fri-Yay? – American Vacuum Company’s Black Friday Specials!

How many Black Friday deals are you going to see this weekend? Ten? Fifty? God only knows. But how many Black Friday deals will you see that (1) improve your life; and (2) support small, family businesses? Well …. at least this one. For a limited time, you can save 10% on the purchase of […]

Basics of Carpet Cleaning: Create a Vacuum Schedule (from CRI)

From CRI The Basics of Carpet Cleaning: Create a Vacuum Schedule Carpet’s benefits are numerous for both homes and facilities. However, it’s imperative to properly maintain carpet to get the most out of these benefits. Removing soil when it’s on the surface before it gets ingrained in the carpet fiber, is the first and most […]

We are halfway through this crazy year – Let’s celebrate Independence Day!

Phew, we are half way through the year. Not only is July 4th a celebration of Independence Day, but this year it’s a reminder we are 185 days through Murder Hornets and COVID-19. Ugh. Now, at American Vacuum Co., we know that most Americans are interested in (socially-distant) celebrations, hot dogs, flag waving, and fireworks. […]

Re-purposing vacuum HEPA filters

Are you going stir-crazy at home? Do you want a project that can help flatten the curve and also ensure that factory-made medical supplies go to those on the front lines while keeping you and your family safe? Well, the smartypants at Instructables Living have this tutorial on turning your vacuum HEPA filter into a […]

President’s Day, Patriotism & Puns

Our infrequent posts give us an opportunity to test out new puns, turns of phrase, and other word play. For this cheeky author, the combination of celebrating President’s Day and watching Americans compete in South Korea – coupled with our, ahem, American Vacuum name – is almost too much to resist. Almost. But don’t worry, […]

Where do you get your vacuum advice?

Our friends at the NBC’s “Today” and the HGTV identify their favorite vacuum cleaners. We at American Vacuum Company don’t necessarily agree with all of these recommendations, but we do sell all of these vacuums . . . for better prices! Take a look at these, ahem, experts’ recommendations and then visit us back here […]

Total Eclipse of the … Vac

We had to do it. We couldn’t let an event as big as THE FIRST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SINCE ’79 go by without sending a corny promotional e-mail. And it’s been months since we sent out any e-mail, so this just seemed like a good time. Without further ado: American Vacuum Company will ECLIPSE any […]

Creative Uses and Everyday Tips for Your Vacuum Cleaner

American Vacuum Company has more tips to help keep your home clean. #1 Cleaning Tip Vacuum the furnace vent once a month to remove dust and dirt build-up and improve efficiency. #2 Cleaning Tip Remove crumbs nestled between appliances with a vacuum’s crevice tool. Also, clean out your crisper like this. #3 Cleaning Tip Remove couch cushions […]

5 Biggest Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

American Vacuum Company wants you to have a clean house. Avoid these mistakes to keep your house clean: 1. Waiting until the bag is full to empty it Even though some vacuums have “check bag” indicator lights, check the bag yourself and change it when it’s three-quarters full. This keeps your vacuum’s suction strong. And […]

Tricks for Removing Stains and Spills

Here’s another blog blast from American Vacuum Company–More tips to keep your home clean. Dab an ice cube on chewing gum to remove it from the carpet and let it sit for about a minute. The gum will become hard and stiff, enabling you to pull it off easily. To remove coffee and tea stains […]

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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