Bagged or Bagless Vacuum for Pet Hair?

Bagged or Bagless Vacuum for Pet Hair?

Bagged vacuums have a more old-fashioned vibe, and bagless vacuums make a better commercial: it looks indeed cool seeing dust sucked up like a tornado!

But Which Works Better?

It depends on what aspect of performance we’re looking at.

Let’s dive into the details of which is better: a bagged or bagless vacuum, and in the end, we’ll provide a summary on which we think is best for you.

Detailed Pros and Cons of Bagged Vs. Bagless: Volume, Ease of Clean, Cost of Use, Aesthetics

These sorts are a tie at 2-2 for bagged and bagless vacuum for pet air. The way to break a tie is to determine which feature is more vital to you. Let’s find out… Bagged Pet Vacuum
Bagged vacuums hold a lot of debris. Besides, they are easier to clean. Think of a bin with a bag and without a bag. The bin without a bag you take out to the dumpster, turn it upside-down, and empty it. As you do this, you get a puff of debris in your face, and you’re left scraping trash off the side of the can. With a waste bag, you just tie it up, pull it out, and dispose of it with no mess. The actual win in these two categories is time saved with bagged vacuums.

The winners for the bagless vacuum are the cost of utilization and aesthetics. You don’t have to purchase new bags, so the cost of use is $0. As for looks, vacuums with no bag look such as state-of-art technology, while bagged vacuums look like a mobile trash can. You may be thinking, “I don’t care about looks.” Well… there’s a hidden advantage to being the more fashionable vacuum: looks sell. Why does this matter to you? Since the vacuum companies will invest in what sells. This is why you see some of the newest innovations in bagless vacuums only.

Bag Vs. Bagless Vacuum for Allergies

Bagless Vacuum for Pet Hair Overall, bag vacuums are slightly better for allergy sufferers. This is because bag vacuums allow less debris in the air when you’re emptying the vacuum. Nevertheless, new bagless technology has made newer models almost as allergy-friendly to empty as bagged versions.

In both bagged and bagless vacuums, you need to ensure you have good suction and an effective HEPA filter. “Effective,” as some vacuums are marketed with a HEPA filter, but it’s incredibly ineffective. We have a full article breaking down the greatest vacuum for allergies that will guide you on what to look for and our favorite allergy vacuums.


Bagged Vs. Bagless Vacuum for Pet Hair

All things being equal, bagged vacuums are best for pet owners. Bagged vacuums have simpler systems that translate to more reliable performance. Bagless vacuums have small dirt cups and filters that can clog, decreasing performance. But this doesn’t tell the entire story.

Here’s the catch: when you hear “all things being equal,” all things are not equal. Vacuum corporations invest more in new technology in bagless systems—think Dyson (why they invest more into bagless goes back to what we said about bagless vacuums are easier to sell)

So, this is confusing…. we began by saying bagless is better for pet hair, but then we said the best technology for pet hair and performance is bagless. You’re perhaps thinking, “I just want to know which is better?!”

The significant takeaway is both bagged, and bagless have great vacuums for pet hair. Bagged vacuums naturally have a slight edge in performance, but companies have invested more into a bagless vacuum to make the bagless forms perform just as well as the bagged versions.

Captain’s Final Words!

If given the choice of two identical vacuums, one with a bag and one bagless, many of us would be going with the bagged vacuum. They are cleaner, simpler, less care, and have a slight edge in performance.

In the real world, you won’t face this choice. There are not two equal vacuums with and without a bag. Not only that, but most features on your new vacuum will have a bigger effect than whether or not it has a bag.

So, does a bag actually matter? Our rule of thumb: the less you pay for the vacuum, the more you should opt for a bagged vacuum.

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