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Bagged vs Bagless vacuumsBagged vs Bagless

One of the most often asked questions we have people asking us is whether they should buy a bagged or bagless vacuum cleaner.  It’s a good question.


Bagless vacuum sales are on the rise as their popularity grows.  They are attractive to look at, have convenient push button technology at your fingertips, are lightweight and, perhaps most importantly, sport a lower price tag.


And if that was all that mattered there is no contest.  But there is a contest and it’s a big one.


The bagged and bagless are duking it out on carpets and hardwood floors in homes everywhere.  As a vacuum store that both sells and repairs vacuums you might say that we have the inside scoop on what’s good, and what’s not.   Let’s do a quick benefits roundup of the two.



1. The bagless appeal to the environmentally conscious buyers.  It’s estimated that a bagged vacuum will use hundreds of bags over its lifetime, clogging up landfills with vacuum dirt bags.  On the other hand the dirt cup used with the bagless can be washed and cleaned for as long as the vacuum works.


2.Most bagless vacuums come with a transparent dirt canister – no need for guesswork as to when to empty the dirt bin. Vacuums suck up the darndest things! Loose change, rings, a child’s favourite tiny toy – easy to see and retrieve to everyone’s relief.


3. Filters do not need to be replaced as frequently as bags.


4.Filter maintenance . Prolong the life of filters simply by shaking after use or rinsing under running water for a period of time before chucking them in the trash bin.


5. Ease of disposal. Detach from vacuum, dispose of the dirt and debris into your trash bin.   Tidy, easy, convenient.




1.  Ideal for people who suffer from allergies and/or asthma.  Because bags are made from High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) media, the vacuum will trap 99.9% of dust and pollen from your carpets.  Bagged vacuums are better at containing and disposing of fine dust and dirt. Simply remove, dispose. You never have to touch all that nasty stuff nor be put at risk breathing in collected allergens.


2. Low maintenance. No filters to clean or replace and the dirt container is typically larger than its bagless counterpart which means many more vacuuming(s) before replacing the bag.


3. Here for the long haul. Bagged vacuums use simple, efficient design structure and are less susceptible to breakdowns.  A good quality bagged vacuum cleaner will outlive a bagless one as many as three to four times over.


4. Typically bagged vacuums offer longer warranties, some as long as 5 years


We have more bagless than bagged vacuums being brought in for repair.  For us it’s a slam dunk.  If you want to know more, come in to our store and we’ll be happy to help you with your decision.



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