Over the past decade, bagless vacuum cleaners have overtaken their bagged vacuum counterparts in popularity owing to their power and convenience. However, it’s important not to assume that bagless vacuum cleaners are always the better choice simply because they represent the latest in vacuum cleaner technology; for those who suffer from allergies and/or asthma, the traditional bagged option is still the best.
As tempting as the idea of never having to buy vacuum bags again may seem, if you suffer from allergies, a bagless vacuum cleaner is a poor choice for the following reasons:
Selecting The Best Bagged Vacuum Cleaner
When you buy a bagged vacuum cleaner, make sure to choose a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter installed. While you will not need to clean your bagged vacuum’s filter often, it’s still important to ensure that its filter is capable of removing as many allergens from the air as possible. Fortunately, the vast majority of bagged models come with HEPA filters installed, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding the perfect vacuum cleaner to suit your needs.
Finally, you should always make sure to buy a bagged vacuum cleaner that comes with an indicator light that tells you when it’s time to change the bag; otherwise, you may leave allergens on the carpet as your vacuum’s bag nears its total capacity and its suction power diminishes.
If you’re still experiencing allergy symptoms even after investing in a bagged vacuum cleaner, you may wish to consult with a professional cleaning service: Your carpets are probably overdue for a deep cleaning. Better yet replace the carpets with a non-toxic formaldehyde free hard floor.
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