About Vacuum Cleaners, Vacuum Bags And Filters

How to clean a canister filterTypes of Vacuum Cleaners

There are different types of vacuum cleaners to choose from. Here we have created a list for one to choose which they find best suited for their places.

Bags vs. Bagless

Vacuum cleaners come in two categories - bagged or bagless. They each have their advantages and disadvantages, and which one is best is a personal preference.

Bagless cleaners: deposit the dirt directly from the intake hose into a canister or dirt cup. The user empties the entire canister into the bin. They use filters on the vacuum to trap additional micro-particles and keep the dust and odors at low levels.

Vacuums that use bags empty the dust into a paper bag rather than a dirt cup. The cloth bag is discarded when it’s full - the user then replaces it with a new one. 

Different Designs of Vacuum Cleaners

There are different styles of vacuum cleaners. The perfect one for one is a matter of principle. These styles include:

  • Upright

  • Canister

  • Handheld

  • Robot vacuums

  • Pool vacuums

Vacuum Bags & Filters

Disposable Vacuum Bags


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Disposable vacuum cleaner bags are made of excellent cotton material or paper and are still very much a part of vacuum cleaner styles. They’re specific to the type and form of the vacuum cleaner. They allow air pass while trapping the dirt in the bag. They provide filtering as they do so and are removed and discarded when full. A secondary filter accompanies them.

Reusable Vacuum Filters 

They are eco-friendly and low maintenance; a washable and reusable filter will save you extra maintenance costs. Purchasing them in large numbers ensures you do not deplete your filters as you can alternate between washing and drying. 

HEPA Filters

HEPA refers to High-Efficiency Particulate Air, which is proven to be the best filtration system due to its efficiency in removing 99.995% of dust and dirt from 0.3 microns. Used by people who are prone to hypersensitive reactions, babies with weak immune systems, and patients with respiratory infections. 

Vacuum Pre-Filters

Filters have come a long way since their beginnings back in the early 1900s. Back then, the filters were made of woven cloth and were nowhere near as efficient as today’s versions. 

Replacing a Vacuum Cleaner Bag

The first step is to cut the power off. This is required for all maintenance tasks because self-safety is the priority here. Ensure your machine is unplugged to avoid accidents.

Opening the Top Cover of the Vacuum Cleaner

Replacing a filterThe top can be easily found at the top of your vacuum machine. If in doubt, read the manual carefully to find it. It may be located on the top or on one side of your device, depending on the model you are using. The bag container is different depending on the types and models of the vacuum machine.

Check the Dust Bag to Make Sure It’s the Right Time to Change It

Even if the indicator light is not on, check to ensure it is time to empty the dust bag.

Remove the Dust Bag Gently

This step requires that you be extremely careful when removing the dust bag from the machine. Other models of vacuum cleaners contain a spring guide for supporting the dust bag. Be careful when removing the vacuum bag to prevent all dust from spilling.

Install a New Dust Bag

Make sure you do it properly; thus, all dirt can be collected inside it. You can slide the new bag from the sides. Read your machine manual carefully to be familiar with instructions and possible recommendations on problems encountered.

Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your Dyson Vacuum Cleaner.

Empty When Full 

Every Dyson has a maximum or full mark on the outside of the canister. The line usually is in the middle of a clear bin. Note that if you overfill your Dyson Vacuum Cleaner, it will clog and cause overheating.

Service the Roller Brush

The roller brush works best when serviced; should it be bound, it would result in wearing out of motors, breaking belts, and excessive agitation.

 Clean & Replace Your Filters

 Always clean your filters as they ensure proper airflow

 Cord Care

One of the most standard repairs on a Dyson is replacing the power cable. Whether it is the plug ends that are broken or cables coiled and frayed, most of the damage is avoidable.

Dyson Service

With a little know-how and a dust mask, you can service the Dyson yourself; however, if you want to leave the dirty part to the professionals, handymen are always a phone call away.

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Reference and Resources

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