Bagged vs Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Your vacuum cleaner faces stiff competition these days. The bagless vacuum cleaner, which has exploded in popularity thanks to the Green movement and consumer safety, is now the number one consumer choice for floor and carpet cleaning. The argument against the bagless vacuum is based on the fact that it requires the purchase of new bags and that the bags are generally expensive to purchase and difficult to replace.

In light of the analysis and long-term performance information released by the diarrhea panel of the United Gatesthylentine University in May 1999, many in the industry are convinced that there are strong reasons why the bagless vacuum is the best consumer choice for carpet cleaning.

“Overall, the analysis of the effectiveness of the bagged and non-bagged upright and canister vacuum cleaning systems indicates that the bagged systems, because of their higher cost-charge, will likely have a demand even in metropolitan areas for more carpet and floor-covering area freeing; and that the ‘oop grooving’ (crushing of carpet fibers in the paltry attachments used in the pneumatic brush systems) in commercial and industrial cleaning will continue to reduce both dust and odor using the bagless vacuum. The Panel also found that the airflow in one of the upright Miele’s models, although somewhat small, was more impressive than on any other upright model tested and significantly more than the bagged upright’s airflow.”

Bagged vs Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

The conclusion of this article is that ‘the bagged system provides a superior average cleaning performance in most residential and commercial applications. Most area-cleaning tasks require year-round vacuuming and the bagless vacuum tends to eliminate more dust during the course of the actual cleaning procedure.

Benefits of a Bagless Vacuum

The bagless upright works well here too because the filter in the upright vacuum system is simply a filter consisting of paper electrostatic filters. The paper filter gets dusted off easily and doesn’t require replacement for at least several months. As the dust builds up in the bagless system, and the build-up continues because the particles are smaller, the cleaning abilities of the bagless vacuum are improved.

The bagless vacuum, compared with the upright vacuum system, requires less actual cleaning. The airflow keeps the dust and particles on the surface and, because the airflow in both systems works by exhaust fans to move the air, the higher volume has to be cleaned in the upright system before it goes back into the air, requiring the vacuuming process to be repeated to exceed the lowest volume cleaning accommodated by the bagless system.

Cost of Maintaining a Bagless Vacuum System

How much use do need to put aside for repair and maintenance of your bagless vacuum system during normal use?

Dust collecting in the soft bags is easily recognizable during this time period. The soft bags, even though made in a way to regularly remove dust from the surface of the bag, tend to be so soft and pliable that the dust will stick and become very difficult to remove.

When dust collecting apparatus or a bag is not typically used it takes some time for its sealing material to work itself together to form a proper cover for the dust collector for all the particles to be eliminated and the bagless vacuum system is not much like the upright with its pneumatic brush, it has to be disassembled every so often to clean for dust, and the whole thing used over a period of time.

Other Uses of Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

The bagless vacuum cleaner can be noted as an ideal tabletop style for use with the right attachments to fit its height. Its size, with the typical interior capacity of 8 quarts, is not much different than higher-end upright hand-held style vacuums and can be handled easily by almost everyone.

Yes, the bagless vacuum is more expensive than the upright vacuum, but the relatively small unit and higher water cost are also outstanding characteristics. The overall performance of the bagless vacuum is not significantly lower, as some would lower it, than the upright style vacuums with their higher capacity.


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