Central vacuum: Beam vs. Hoover vs. Cyclo Vac

I'm planning to buy a central vac. system for my 3000-square foot home. The outlets were already installed by the builder. I have wood floors throughout the house so I don't want/need a powered brush (powerhead). I'm having some trouble deciding between Beam, Hoover and Cyclo Vac; what is the general consensus about these brands? I'm looking for power, reliability and (if possible) a low noise level.
Thanks, -Nick
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You'll get plenty of power no matter which system you choose. They're noisy where the power unit is located, but the exhaust noise can be drastically lowered with a muffler. It's sometimes sold optionally but I wouldn't consider it an option.
Look for units that don't need constant replacement bags - you want a cyclone type.
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Check the motor warranties. My Nutone has a lifetime motor warranty though current models do not.

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My understanding that all built in vacs are made by two companies regardless of brand name. Noise is not much of a problem. That's one of the big advantages. With 3000 sq ft, go for the biggest unit.

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