Bagged Vacuums: Vacuum cleaners with bags work by having a disposable bag which stores dirt and debri sucked up by the vacuum.
- Easy to remove/replace bag
- Bag reﬁlls are easy to ﬁnd
- Second layer of protection from contaminants with cloth bag
- Continually spend money on replacement bags
- If you don’t replace the bag when it’s full the vacuum will overheat
- Creating more waste through use of the disposable bags
Bagless Vacuums: Vacuum cleaners without bags work by utilizing a series of ﬁlters to separate dirt and debri.
- No added cost of disposable bags
- Don’t have to worry about running out of bags
- Less waste
- It takes more time to clean the ﬁlters- some have up to 8 ﬁlters Filters are more costly to replace
- Contaminants are more likely to escape while emptying canister Suction is reduced during use
- Some ﬁlters can be tricky to ﬁnd to ﬁnd and clean
Bagged vacuums are easy to use and often have better suction. Something else to consider is that all HEPA vacuums are bagged vacuums. However, you do have to consider the additional cost of purchasing bags along with the waste of throwing away those bags. Bagless vacuums reduce waste and can help save money, but if you don’t properly care for the vacuum it will wind up costing you more and leaving your home dirtier.