The global central vacuum systems market size was valued at USD 409.28 million in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 988.20 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 10.29% during the forecast period (2023–2031). With the growing need for maintaining good indoor air quality in residential and non-residential spaces, the adoption of these central vacuum systems further increased. The market for central vacuum systems is expected to have significant expansion due to the processes of urbanization and modernization in both developed and developing countries.
A central vacuum system (CVS), also called a built-in vacuum or whole-house vacuum, removes dirt, dust, and debris using a series of tubes installed within the walls of a residence or building. In contrast to conventional portable vacuum cleaners, which typically consist of a motor, tubing, and a bag or canister to collect grime, CVSs are constructed with a motorized power unit, a collection canister, and a series of inlet valves located throughout the home.
In centralized systems, power/suction and waste containment units are maintained in remote locations, such as a garage, basement, or outdoors. It employs an air pump to create a partial vacuum for suction and a bag or cyclone to collect dust and dirt for disposal. A centralized vacuum system provides a solution for cleaning and maintaining a residential or commercial space by removing dry and wet dust and detritus. It is also used to remove hazardous dust and pollutants.
|Market Size||USD 988.20 million by 2031|
|Fastest Growing Market||North America|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends|
The concentration of indoor pollutants has increased in recent decades because of factors like energy-efficient building construction (lacking sufficient mechanical ventilation to guarantee adequate air exchange) and the high use of synthetic building furnishings, materials, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners. Americans, on average, spend roughly 90% of their time indoors, where the concentration of few pollutants is 2–5 times higher compared to typical outdoor concentrations.
Several other aspects affect indoor air quality, including the outdoor climate, weather conditions, air exchange rate, and occupant behavior. These factors have highly impacted human health. Associated health effects include irritation of the eyes and nose, fatigue, dizziness, throat, respiratory diseases, headache, heart disease, and cancer. The demand for central vacuum systems will likely increase with rising dust levels and pollution outdoors and indoors.
Compared to portable vacuums, central vacuums extract better dirt, dust, and debris and keep the air cleaner. The cleansing motors of central vacuums are up to three times more powerful than the motors of portable vacuums. The central vacuum's motor also stays cooler when placed permanently and lasts longer than portable vacuum systems.
A few major advantages of a central vacuum system over a portable vacuum also include increased suction power, removal of allergens and noxious odors, low acoustic noise, convenient home cleaning, infrequent emptying, disposable filter bag, compatibility with standard tools and accessories, durability, and reduced damage and wear to walls and furniture. Owing to such wider advantages, the demand for central vacuum systems is overpowering portable vacuums, which is expected to contribute to the growth of the central vacuum systems market.
A central vacuum system costs about USD 1,200-USD 2,000 for new home construction (or part of a remodeling project) and USD 1,500-USD 2,500 for retrofitting an existing house. Actual costs are based on the local rates, the size of the house, and the number of inlets (one inlet for every 600-800 square feet, an average of 1,600-2,000 square foot home needing three inlets).
The cost of installing a central vacuum system in an average-sized home can range from USD 500 to USD 1,000 or higher, depending on factors such as the size and brand of the vacuum machine and the number of inlets. This estimate assumes a do-it-yourself installation approach. Due to such high costs, the adoption of central vacuum systems might be impacted by households preferring portable or robot vacuums. This, in turn, can hinder the growth of the central vacuum systems market.
Increased work pressure, a dwindled workforce, and a toxic office environment and culture cause stress and depression in employees. These issues have a long-term impact on employees' quality of life and performance. Thus, expensive healthcare cost structures and these impacts have raised the need for commercial-grade central vacuum systems in commercial premises to reduce costs.
Advancements in production technologies, enhancements in product features, and a high focus on integrated services are molding the setup of corporates and manufacturing organizations. Technological developments and a focus on employee health are also pushing organizations to adopt better systems to maintain cleanliness in the workplace. Improved infrastructure in commercial spaces and pressure from federal and regulatory bodies to maintain high-level cleanliness and hygiene further create opportunities for central vacuum systems market growth.
Europe Dominates the Global Market
Based on region, the global central vacuum systems market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
Europe is the most significant global central vacuum systems market shareholder and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 9.85% during the forecast period. The expansion of the central vacuum systems market in Europe is mainly supported by the growing concern for poor indoor air quality, rising levels of air pollution, rising business investments, increasing commercial and residential constructions, infrastructure spending by the government, and the growth in the hospitality sector reinforced by an increase in travel and tourism in the region. The rise in disposable income and the number of households with two incomes are propelling the adoption of residential cleaning equipment.
In addition, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, and Denmark are some of the region's largest markets for central vacuum systems. The overall construction output in Europe grew by 12% during 2014−2018. With the growth in residential construction and the completion of housing construction projects, the demand for user-friendly cleaning equipment is expected to grow in Europe, and the demand for central vacuum systems is also driven by the rising adoption of centralized vacuum systems by developers.
North America is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 10.07% over the forecast period. North America, including the US and Canada, are among the largest economies in the world. Good possibilities for economic growth, company expansions, the establishment of new businesses, and increased construction activities are majorly driving the need for cleaning services in the region. Moreover, Canada is also among the leading production centers for wall-mounted and low to medium-capacity central vacuum systems. Apart from the residential segment, the industrial, healthcare, and commercial segments are witnessing rising traction toward adopting central vacuum systems.
In the US, revenue from professional cleaning services grew by 3% in the past five years. The number of businesses providing janitorial services in the US was approximately 936,071 in 2018. The rising corporate profits resulted in the rising expenditure on cleaning services, with the current mood inclining toward chemical-free cleaning activities, thereby boosting the sales of central vacuum systems in the region.
China, Australia, South Korea, and Japan mainly drive Asia-Pacific's market growth. Strong economic growth, with surging construction activities and increasing disposable income, has mainly supported the market growth in the region. The increase in demand for innovative cleaning equipment in these nations is supported by their robust economic expansion, increased construction activities, and higher per capita disposable income. Moreover, stringent regulations on sanitization and raising hygiene awareness will likely drive sales of vacuum cleaning equipment in the region. Due to strong investments in infrastructure spending, especially in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan, these countries are the most potential markets for central vacuum systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
The two largest economies in the Middle East and Africa, Brazil and Mexico, need central vacuum systems. The growth in hospitality and tourism industries and infrastructural development drive the region's overall cleaning equipment demand. In addition, the presence of a strong retail industry is also driving the market demand for cleaning equipment. The region's overall growth is expected to support improving the construction industry. The construction industry is expected to grow at 1.90% in real terms after declining for three years since 2014. Between 2018 and 2022, the construction output is expected to expand at an annual average rate of 2.50%. The strong economic growth and new construction activities are expected to drive the market for central vacuum systems in the region during the forecast period.
The global central vacuum systems market is segmented by installation, capacity, type, and end-user.
Based on installation, the global central vacuum systems market is segmented into wall-mounted and ground-mounted central vacuum systems.
The ground-mounted central vacuum system segment owns the highest market share and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.54% during the forecast period. Ground-mounted central vacuum systems differ from wall-mounted systems in their design, capacity, and the usual presence of booster pumps. These systems are generally installed outside the premises and find large adoption in the non-residential segment. The key benefit of ground-mounted central vacuum systems is that they have a high suction power and containment unit and can run longer, thus providing a continuous vacuum function in the critical environment of a hospital, operating rooms, medicine production, and microelectronics. The presence of any unwanted dust particles or even microscopic pathogens such as bacteria or viruses in these spaces cannot be tolerated. Ground-mounted central vacuum systems are designed to do the same. Thus, ground-mounted central vacuum systems have high opportunities in healthcare and manufacturing end-user segments.
Based on capacity, the global central vacuum systems market is divided into less than 3,000 SQ. FT, 3,000 TO 6,000 SQ. FT, and more than 6,000 SQ. FT.
The more than 6,000 SQ. FT segment is the most significant contributor to the market and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 9.90% over the forecast period. >6,000 sq. ft includes central vacuum systems with 7,000, 9,000, and 12,000 capacities. Central vacuum systems with over 6,000 sq. ft capacity are designed for heavy-duty commercial applications. These vacuum units can continuously remove dust and provide a high airlift that conventional machines cannot remove. These strong machines require little physical labor to swiftly remove any dirt or even liquids. In addition, central vacuum systems with greater than 6,000 sq. ft capacity combine the power of large cleaning homes with features for extending the life of power units. These are widely used in industries, hospitals, and other commercial spaces where large spaces require high-power units to manage the accumulated dust and waste.
Based on type, the global central vacuum systems market is bifurcated into bagless and bag central vacuum systems.
The bag segment dominates the global market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.85% over the forecast period. Bagged units are created with bags inside the dirt canister, where dirt is collected after removal from the house. Units such as Imperium, Eureka, Nutone, AirVac, and PowerStar provide bag units. These units might not require outside venting, but it is still an option recommended to reduce odor and noise. In addition, central vacuum systems with bags to collect the vacuumed dust and debris are considered more effective than their counterparts in spaces where a direct exhaust to sewer or outside environment is not feasible. The key end-users for central vacuum systems with waste collection bags are residential households and small-scale commercial setups, including small restaurants (dry waste), single-floor or large cabin offices, as well as some cleanrooms where isolation is required, and the amount of waste collected is small and need to be contained in specialized bags.
Based on the end-user, the global central vacuum systems market is divided into residential and non-residential segments.
The non-residential segment is the largest revenue contributor to the market and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.72% over the forecast period. A central vacuum cleaner removes dirt, dust, and microorganisms by removing filtered air outside the building through a powerful device mounted in the basement or other non-residential premises. The non-residential segment broadly includes end-user segments, including industrial, hospitality, healthcare, commercial, and others. In addition, the rising number of commercial facilities like shopping malls, retail outlets, hotels, and offices is expected to drive the market for central vacuum systems. These systems can be easily operated and are available in different variants to match diverse needs depending on the premises and allow simultaneous operation by several users.