We have had central vac for over 25 years, and it's been great. My only complaint would be having to lug out the long hose, when I might only want to clean one room. Our den is always in need of a daily cleaning as we have 3 dogs who are in that room more than any other.
I'm considering installing a VacPan onto an existing central vac outlet, which is just outside the family room. Then I can easily just use my Swiffer to bring the dog hair from the family room over to the opening, rather than drag out my 30 foot central vac hose. Have any of you installed a VacPan onto an existing central vac outlet? If so, was it difficult and did it work well?