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Types of Central Vacuum Bags

A proper central vacuum bag and filter prevent you from having to handle everything you've vacuumed over the past months. With a vacuum bag and vacuum filter in your system, the incoming suction carries dirt, dust, and debris from all vacuumed surfaces... including the air around you. Dirt is then separated from the air with a paper or cloth central vacuum bag and exhausted through your filter. By allowing the combination of your vacuum bag and filter to clean the indoor air and capture debris at the same time, it not only increases the life of your motor but, releases relatively cleaner air. Other [cyclonic] central vacuum fail to include a vacuum bag but, a bagged system is the most clean and hygienic way to vacuum.

Paper Central Vacuum Bags

These type of central vacuum bags eliminate mold spores, bacteria and fungi from growing. No cleaning of the canister is required and there will be no dust in your face upon dumping. A paper central vacuum bag is rated as the best form of protection for allergy sufferers which also eliminates foul odors and filters indoor air while vacuuming. Central vacuum bags are also recognized as the initial line of defense in protecting your motor. With no mess and no hassle, it will only take you 20 seconds to change your paper central vacuum bag.

Cloth Central Vacuum Bags

Many cloth bags offer HEPA Teflon filtration. This is the most technologically advanced filtration on the market. For the best filtration, it is recommended that a HEPA Filter be used together with a cloth central vacuum bag. Don't forget, using a cloth central vacuum bag along with a solid central vacuum filter will offer the best performance and protection from dirt, dust, pet dander, lice, fleas & their eggs, hair, dead insects, dead skin, spiders, roaches, rotten food particles, bacteria, germs, allergens and other lung damaging particles.

Changing Central Vacuum Bags

It is IMPORTANT to change your central vacuum bag once or twice a year. This will ensure proper filtration and keep you and your family free from contact of dust mites and nasty bed bugs or other harmful allergy laden waste. Again, it's just that easy, changing your central vacuum bag can be done in under 20 seconds!

Types of Central Vacuum Filters

Filters purify the air by filtering out potentially harmful debris that may damage not only your central vacuum motor but, the health of yourself and that of your family. Central vacuum filters have been used in central vacuum canisters for years to protect excessive amounts of fine materials and lung damaging particles from reentering the indoor air around you. Central vacuum filters along with central vacuum bags help to capture airborne allergens with modern technologic advancements such as micron allergy filtration and HEPA filtration.

Central Vacuum Filter Types

Most filters are disposable but, some are permanent and others are even washable. Continue reading the central filter reviews to determine the benefits of owning one filter opposed to another.

Disposable Filters

These are your best option for indoor air cleanliness and lung health. For best performance, extremely low maintenance, these central vacuum filters should be replaced 2 to 3 times a year. Replacing your filter and central vacuum bag ever so often is like changing the filter in your air conditioner! Changing your central vacuum filter greatly improves airflow and velocity which is a key ingredient to have continuous 100% suction of your vacuum system.

Washable Filters

These filters require minimal maintenance. When properly maintained, a washable central vacuum filter may last up to 2 to 3 years. Although not as good as disposable filters, a washable filter combined with a good central vacuum bag, when cleaned often will keep suction power and air flow of your system at optimum levels.

Permanent Filters

Sold as just that but, in actuality they eventually clog over prolonged use and require higher maintenance to uphold adequate suction and eventually limit air flow. Although a permanent central vacuum filter (similar to cyclonic or central vacuum bagless units) may last your system a lifetime, vacuum experts recommend changing them every 5 to 7 years. A big drawback to permanent filters and bagless systems is the growth of mold, mildew and foul orders.

Simply put, using a bag and filter in your central vacuum will provide outstanding filtration, maintain high efficiency suction and improve indoor air quality. Filtered units with bags are especially great for houses that are not set up to be vented outside. We at ThinkVacuums.com believe the cost of proper central vacuum bags and central vacuum filters are just a small price to pay to secure your health and the prolonged life of your central vacuum motor and system.

Choosing A Central Vacuum Mufflers

Why Should You Use A Muffler?

All central vacuums use a motor to create suction, some motors are noisier than others. Noise also carries vibration generating around the unit as well as vibration in the walls. Professional installers and technicians will always recomend the central vacuum Activac II HEPA exhaust muffler/filter when completing a new or existing central vacuum installation. Purifies your air and deodorizes it all at the same time.

Selecting The Best muffler for Your Central Vacuum System

Are you trying to lower the noise level coming from the central vacuum? Is there a rattling noise in the house when the vacuum is running? Which is frustrating when you are using the system. First and foremost think of what an automobile muffler does for a car, reduces sound and vibration, a central vacuum muffler does the same for the vacuum. Lessens the noise levels making it easier on the ears. Learn more about exhausting a central vacuum, the do's and don'ts of muffler systems.