Feb 17 2012

So Many Vacuum Filters… Where Should I Start?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it doesn’t matter how often you are vacuuming, or how often you are changing your vacuum’s bag. If your vacuum’s filter isn’t properly maintained, you simply are not doing enough to keep your air safe and your home clean! Your vacuum’s filter works to trap dirt, dust, and allergens to keep them out of your air. But if your filter is dirty or clogged, those particles are simply going to get tossed back into the air.

So, now that you know you simply must maintain your vacuum’s filter, what’s next? Shopping for vacuum filters can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of filters out there:

Standard Filters: A standard filter is an oversized version of a napped cotton filter designed to provide extra-large filtering surface area. This, coupled with the vacuum’s suction power, increases the effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner. It has the capacity to retain 00.8% of particles.

Micro Filters: This type of filter has the ability to trap even the bacteria-sized particles. It has the capacity to retain 99.5% of the particles those that are up to 2 microns in size. This type of filter fits right at the bottom of your vacuum cleaner’s motor.

I saved the best for last…HEPA Filters:The final stage of filtration known as HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter is used to collect the most hazardous type of dust particles. With the ability to trap the most toxic particles, it is successful in achieving 99.99% efficiency and can filter dust particles down to 0.3 microns. True HEPA filters are tested on their performance and, therefore, are relatively expensive, but like I always say- You get what you pay for!

Washable filters: Our washable filters are a huge hit among housekeepers everywhere. Replacing your vacuum’s filter every couple months can get expensive. But our washable filters allow you to simply wash and reuse our filter over and over, saving you money. Who doesn’t love that?

Crucial Vacuum has everything you need to maintain your vacuum, including an extensive line of filters to fit every model. All you have to do is go to our website, find your vacuum’s brand, and select the model number to find the filter that will fit your vacuum. We are confident that you won’t find a better price elsewhere and with our excellent customer service and free shipping, you will be glad you shopped with us.