Bag versus Bagless: Which Vacuum Cleaner is Best For You?

by Heather

A woman’s work is never done, or so the adage goes. Being a domestic goddess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Vacuuming is one of those tasks that feels like it is never ending. It seems that once you have vacuumed you find yourself doing it again a day later. It’s a never ending cycle of cleaning. But, there is a speck of hope. With the advances in technology, vacuuming the home has never been easier. Many people are keen to try the powers of a good, quality vacuum cleaner.


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Vacuum cleaners have been revolutionized in recent times. There is now a vast choice afforded to people. Typically, there are two types of vacuum cleaner: bagless and bags.

Let’s take a look at which one may be better for you.

The Lowdown on Vacuum Cleaners

Bagless vacuum cleaners are becoming increasingly popular. Many people are keen to have one in their homes. But, it is worth noting that these vacuum cleaners are not necessarily the best or the most powerful. There are some fantastic vacuum cleaners on the market that have bags. It all depends on what you want from your vacuum cleaner. Take a look at the Shark Sonic Duo reviews for more information.

If you suffer from allergies and chest problems, a bagless vacuum cleaner will not be the best option for you. The dust and debris that can escape from the bags can be problematic for those that suffer from asthma.

Bag Vacuum Cleaners

Bag vacuum cleaners are great for those that suffer from health problems. Those with allergies, asthma, and chest problems can benefit from having an air-tight bag to keep in dust and debris from cleaning. Typically, there is little maintenance. You don’t have to constantly change  and clean filters with a bagged vacuum.

However, the costs associated with bagged vacuum cleaners can be quite high. The ongoing cost of bags is expensive, in the long term. What is more, the fuller the bag is, the less effective your vacuum will be. This means that you will only get the best results from your vacuum when a new bag is inserted. This can be problematic for many.

Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Bagless vacuum cleaners are revolutionary. They are cheap to run and have low associated costs. You may need to replace the filters on a bagless cleaner more often than a bagged vacuum. This is because the filter works harder without a bag present. However, filters are cheap to obtain. They can be disposed of easily too. You can choose from three kinds of filter.

1.    Disposable Filters

2.    Reusable Filters

3.    HEPA Filters

These filters can be bought cheaply. However, disposable filters can have high, ongoing costs for the long term. Reusable filters are great for those that are savvy with their cash. What is more, they can be reused for up to two years. HEPA filters are better for people with allergies, as these kinds of filters can take more dust and pollen.

Bagless vacuum cleaners are easy to use and portable.

There are many benefits to owning either vacuum cleaner. The choice, ultimately, is yours.

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Corrine December 1, 2014 - 7:15 am
I was initially clueless when it comes to choosing between bag or bagless vacuum. Your simple explanation answers direct to the point. It is really helpful for my understanding in choosing between the two.
Heather Pfingsten December 1, 2014 - 10:36 am
I'm glad that we were able to help! Have a great day, Corrine!! ;)
lisa December 10, 2014 - 11:14 am
I have both. I prefer the bagless only because it's a pain to run out and replace the bags. Not all stores carry them and they are kind of expensive.The downside of the bagless is the constant cleaning the cup out.
Eva-Maria Virnas January 8, 2015 - 10:16 pm
We have bag one. Costs are not very high. And I have no problem with replacing the bags because I don't do it :D It's the man's job in house :D Dusty job is his :D I vacuum and he changes the bags.
lindamanns January 28, 2015 - 6:49 pm
I have one of each and I like different features on each. Thank you so much for sharing this article. Gives me something to think about
Eva Russell January 30, 2015 - 4:12 am
Choosing between a bag less or bag vacuum cleaner should be mainly based on personal preference. I for example, use a SEBO vacuum which has a replaceable bag. My kids are allergic to dust and they like to play around while I vacuum which makes bag vacuum cleaner the obvious choice for me. Of Course, replacing bags is a not a desirable task, but I prefer health over convenience.
lisa February 27, 2015 - 11:37 am
I prefer a bag less sweeper. It's often difficult to find replacement bags. Not only that, I usually forget to look for them when I shop for groceries.
Melody N. Hickman November 2, 2015 - 10:41 pm
If you're looking for a quality vacuum without breaking the bank, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional just might be the one for you.
Maris Bukaile December 5, 2016 - 12:57 am
wow. this is an informative post. I like it. now I know which will be best for me . I will buy thanks
Jessica May 28, 2017 - 2:16 am
Thanks for sharing. We brought Hoover WindTunnel T-Series 5 years ago, and we are going to buy a new Dyson, but which one is better between Dyson animal 2 and Dyson DC65?

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