Hide-A-Hose solves the problem of carrying and storing a central vacuum hose. Simply pull out the amount of hose you need and begin vacuuming. When you're finished, the suction from the central vacuum power unit retracts the hose. Hose lengths are customized according to the size of the floor. Each inlet can cover up to 2300 square feet. Unlike a traditional vacuum cleaner, which recirculates some of the dirt and particles into the air, a central vacuum removes 100% of all vacuumed dirt particles and allergens from the home.