Bag vs bagless vacuum cleaners?

Bagless vacuum cleaners are by far the most popular choice. Contrary to popular belief however, a bagless vacuum cleaner will not necessarily perform better than a bagged vacuum. A bagged vacuum can also be the best choice if you or anyone in the household is asthmatic or suffers with a dust allergy. Before you buy, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of bag vs bagless vacuum cleaners can ensure you choose a vacuum best for you.

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Bag vacuum cleaners

William H. Hoover started manufacturing the first domestic vacuum cleaners in 1908. Over the past century, they have evolved considerably and although not as popular as the bagless vacuum, there are still considerable advantages of bagged vacuum cleaners:

  • Bag vacuum cleaners are hygienic and do not expose you to dust when emptying, making them ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers
  • Bag vacuum cleaners are low maintenance, with little filter cleaning required

The main disadvantages of bag vacuum cleaners are:

  • Performance can deteriorate as the bag fills
  • It is not always easy to see when the bag is full, although some bagged cleaners have full bag indicator lights
  • Bagged vacuum cleaners require replacement bags
Bagless vacuum cleaner

Bagless vacuum cleaners

Bagless vacuum cleaners have exploded in popularity over the last decade. They offer the following advantages:

  • Bagless vacuum cleaners do not require any bags, which saves money and is better for the environment
  • Bagless vacuum cleaners enable you to see the dirt and debris picked up, making it easy to see when the bin is full, and ensure suction is not lost

The main disadvantages of bagless vacuum cleaners are:

  • Some bagless vacuum cleaners require regular filter cleaning to work at peak performance
  • Bagless vacuum cleaners expose the user to dust when emptying
  • Bagless vacuum cleaners can be more expensive to buy

Buy replacement parts and accessories, including dust bags and bins for your upright or cylinder vacuum cleaner online directly from the official Hoover Spares shop.

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