Traditional Vacuums VS Bagless Vacuumsvacmaster
Vacuums are an essential item in any household. With a variety of vacuums on the market today, it can be difficult to find one that’s right for your needs.
Traditional vacuums that use bags to collect dust and debris have always been the first choice for homeowners.
If you’re wondering which type of vacuum is best for you, the following will give you the information on both to help you make the best choice for your home.
The popularity of bagless vacuums is mainly due to advertising. Most people see bagless vacuums as something that will be a savings to them because of not having to buy vacuum bags – but unfortunately this means that they’ll be less effective in keeping the dust and allergens in the vacuum. Unlike central vacuums (which usually are installed in the garage), the vacuum motor in a portable vacuum blows exhaust air to cool down the motor. It’s a known fact that vacuums without a bag – exhaust more dust than vacuums with a bag and exhaust filters.
Bagless vacuums work by using filters that trap the dust. Some models also have an isolated chamber to collect the debris. This can be removed and emptied when it’s full, but when you tip or drop the dust from the canister, unfortunately you’re going to get dust back in the air that you’re breathing. When vacuums use bags, they trap fine particles of dust and allergens, which is definitely preferable if you or a family member suffers from allergies.
But they also use parts that can become more of a hassle than you’d expect. Gaskets are used to contain the dust, but these must be maintained over time. Otherwise, they can lose their ability to seal the container if they’re damaged, thereby allowing dust to escape.
Exposure to Dust
Damaged parts on bagless vacuums mean that you’re exposed to a higher percentage of dust while cleaning. This could potentially cause health issues for anyone who suffers from allergies or respiratory issues.
Vacuum cleaners with bags protect you from exposure. They minimize the amount of debris that you will come in contact with. In addition to the health benefits, this also provides a more effective cleaning solution.
The bags used in vacuums are designed to filter the smallest particles of dust and keep it from circulating into the air.
The biggest issue with finding a good vacuum is the amount of maintenance that will be required. Bagless vacuums can be simple in design, but their filters must be cleaned and changed regularly. Some bagless vacuums have washable filters but they must be completely dry before putting them back into the vacuum. The purchase of a second filter is useful because it can be rotated in order to continue vacuuming without any delay in waiting for the washed filter to dry. A bagless unit will lose suction if you let the filter clog up.
Some of the dust collected inside a bagless unit can come out while cleaning, if the vacuum doesn’t use a good hepa filter. This can make it difficult to keep the area clean.
Vacuum cleaners that use bags provide easier maintenance. The bag is simply removed and replaced once it is completely full. This gives you an easier way to throw out the dirt collected and keep your home cleaner. Most bagged vacuums come with a bag indicator feature to alert you to when the bag is full and it’s time to change it. Most people use only one single bag per month.
Bagless vacuum cleaners generally cost more, as more effort is put into advertising to get the customer to purchase. Unfortunately, there are not many companies that service them. When you consider the low cost of disposable bags and convenience it provides, using a bagged vacuum is clearly a better choice for economy and ease.
Choosing a vacuum will depend on a number of factors that are important to the purchaser. Deciding on a model that uses a bag over a bagless vacuum is a personal choice.