Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, bag or bagless?

Originally all vacuums were bagless. Then paper bags were introduced to dramatically cut down on the dust! The two main reasons people ask about bagless is: 1) They want to save money on bags, or 2) They want less dust. Bagless vacuums need a HEPA filter to stop the dirt. These filters are very effective. They also need to be changed at least once a year (more often if you have small children or pets) and, they aren’t cheap, $29 – $59 each. It is impossible to spend as much for paper bags. Less dust? Do you have trash cans at home? Do you use trash can liners? Why? Because it’s far more sanitary when you throw out the liner instead of dumping the can with all the dust being thrown into the air. Almost all the bags we sell are micron filtration bags, to keep the air dust-free and the inside of your sweeper clean. This helps keep odors down, especially pet odors. Want to know more?

Should I buy an Upright or Canister?

Uprights and canisters are two different tools for two different jobs. Uprights – are made specifically for wall to wall carpet. The motors are designed not so much for suction, but to turn the brush and pick up the dirt. Canisters – usually have more suction, and are used more for bare floors, cars, furniture and steps. Canisters with open nozzles – the best of both worlds. The power of a canister, and the agitating action of an upright. These usually cost a lot more than either upright or canister because they have two motors and an expensive electrified hose to connect the motorized carpet nozzle to the main tank. Also, the motors are usually a better quality than the uprights of most manufacturers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a vacuum cleaner with the power of a canister motor, but with the convenience of an upright? Want to know more?

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