Vacuum Bags are Hygienic and Improve Filtration, Suction and
Cleaning Performance - Filter bags are essential components of
high-performance vacuum cleaners because they hold virtually all the dirt
captured by the machines, which improves the effectiveness and useful life
of vacuum microfilters. This is true because only a tiny fraction of particles
escape from SEBO's three-layer bags, but any such particles are then easily
trapped by highly effective microfilters.
SEBO's "top-fill" bags also ensure continuously strong suction because dirt
enters from the top, deposits at the bottom, accumulates upward, and air
exits through the sides, which allows unimpeded airflow as they fill to
capacity. Also, all SEBO bags are large capacity, so they hold about 10
times the debris volume, as compared to the debris capacity of dirt
containers found on typical bagless vacuums.
Lastly, changing SEBO bags takes just a few seconds, is easy to do, and a
"sealing cap" covers the opening, which keeps dust sealed inside to maintain
excellent hygienic conditions. And for users with allergies or asthma, it is
important to have vacuums, like SEBOs, that feature superb filtration
systems with quality filter-bag technology.
Bagless Vacuums are Not Hygienic and Diminish Filtration, Suction and
Cleaning Performance - Without bags to hold nearly all the captured
microfilters on bagless vacuums quickly clog from excessive dirt build-up and
must be replaced often or a loss of suction and cleaning effectiveness will
occur. And bagless vacuum microfilters are expensive, usually costing more
than a multi-year supply of SEBO's large capacity filter bags. And perhaps
the most annoying problem is that dust and other allergens become airborne
when emptying bagless vacuum dirt containers.
Why are Bagless Vacuums So Popular? Bagless vacuums outsell bagged
vacuums in today's USA marketplace. This should not happen, if one
considers the substantial advantages bagged vacuums offer, as compared to
bagless machines. But there is a reasonable explanation for this situation.
Simply put, bagless vacuums are popular for two reasons: 1) the perception
that money is saved by not buying vacuum bags, and 2) it is easier to empty
a bagless dirt container than to replace a full vacuum bag. Slick manufacturer
advertising campaigns further support these notions. In reality, however,
these perceived advantages are more than offset by the high cost and
inconvenience of frequent microfilter changes, diminished filtration and
suction performance, the shortened life of vacuum motors caused by clogged
microfilters, and the hassle of emptying perpetually full dirt containers.