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Jul 15 2013

Planting a Tree for Every 1,000 Vacuum Filters Sold

Last year, we promised Crucial Vacuum dot commers that every time you purchase our brand filter for your vacuum, it went towards planting a tree.

We’re still guided by this simple mission this year as we continue our efforts: for every 1,000 Crucial Vacuum branded filters purchased, we’ll be planting a tree at another local farm. It’s a big job and we could not have done it without the famers as well as our customers. It’s our first full year of working hand-in-hand with Farmers to directly support their efforts and help turn their dreams into a beautiful reality.

We are part of a larger global movement by harnessing the power of internet shoppers to do good!

Crucial Vacuum Gives Back

Chad, founder and CEO of Crucial Vacuum, has announced that through this initiative the company has hand-planted the following trees with the Many Hands Farm located in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Baldwin Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Coxs Orange Pippin Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Enterprise Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Honeycrisp Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
King of Tompkins County Apple on standard stock
Liberty Apple on Bud 118 semi-dwarf stock
English Morello Pie Cherry
Evans Pie Cherry
Garnet Beauty Peach
Reliance Peach

Each planting site was prepped in the fall of 2012 with a couple wheel barrows of compost and a few lbs of various rock dusts, which will break down slowly over our trees’ lifetime to provide nutrients for them.

We are very excited to see peaches growing on the tree! Come fall we will see more fruit ready to pick and eat.

Filter Turns Into a Peach

The success of Crucial Vacuums’ philanthropic business model has led to the company continuing it’s tree planting efforts for the upcoming year. Chad claimed “There is much more work to be done. We’ve entered a new era of giving, and it’s been so rewarding.”

Next time you need a vacuum filter, consider Crucial Vacuum.
Jul 8 2013

Bagless vs. Bagged Vacuums – Which is Best?

In the great big world of vacuum cleaners, there is one thing of which you can be sure: There are so many vacuum brands from which to choose these days such as Shark, Hoover, Dyson, Bissell, Oreck, etc. It comes down to dollars and cents for all of us. For our purposes here, let’s narrow it down to the differences between machines that use vacuum cleaner bags, or bagged vacuums, and those that do not take a vacuum bag, also known as bagless vacuums. Naturally, some people prefer bagless vacuums, while others stick with vacuum bags. Which one should one prefer? Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it all.

What you need to know about Bagless Vacuums

 

Bagless Technology

With the introduction of bagless technology there has been much to get excited about. Along with eliminating the bag has come the technology that produces your very own private cyclone within the chamber. Many bagless vacuums on the market do not lose suction as the dirt chamber reaches its full capacity, which is also a positive. The force of this contained “dust-cup” causes the finer particles to be caught by a vacuum cleaner filter and the larger particles to fall into a collection container, which you simply remove and empty into the trash. The visibility makes it so easy to see when it’s time to empty the container.

You have a couple of options in taking care to ensure the dust is neither redeposited or gets all over you. You can place a plastic bag around both the container and your hand as you tip and tap it out into the bag. Carefully closing the bag will contain the discard nicely and is the best method of reducing exposure if you have allergies. Alternatively, you can go outdoors and empty the waste into a trash can being careful not to cause them to become airborne. Here’s the rub: If you are going to dispose the dirt and dust in a bag, why not just put it directly in a vacuum bag to begin with! This way you don’t have to touch it, see it or breathe it!

Filtration

Apart from the obvious, saving money on vacuum bags, bagless vacuums have filters that must be changed. Most consumers do not know this hidden fact. More often than not a vacuum cleaner that does not have a vacuum bag, could have three vacuum filters that need to be changed. It’s great to change your filter every 3 to 6 moths, especially for allergy sufferers, as it ensures the vacuum is operating at maximum efficiency and not recirculating the dust back into your home. With bagless machines, the vacuum cleaner filter may be pulled and cleared of dust similarly to the container. These vacuum filters are the only thing that you need to replace periodically in order to keep your vacuum operating at optimal efficiency. For your convenience and cost savings, CrucialVacuum.com offers vacuum cleaner filter options at over half-off the original price along with free shipping and free returns. Check out our washable, reusable filters for even greater convenience.

Bagged Vacuums
While bagged vacuum cleaners have yet to be declared horse and buggy, they have been around for better than a century. In fact, the original concept for vacuum cleaner bags was a pillow case. Obviously, that is not advisable with what we now know about maintaining good indoor air quality.


Types of Bagged Vacuums

There are various vacuum styles, again, appealing to your personal preference or even the type of job you need to perform. Vacuum cleaner bags are produced for uprights, canister and handheld machines. The bag is porous and acts as a filter in itself allowing air to pass through very tiny holes while trapping the dirt particles that get collected. As long as you have a machine with a sufficiently powerful fan to drive the air and a small intake opening for more powerful suction you have the means of picking up both small and larger particles. Rotating brushes are used to help kick up the dirt that is carried along the air stream and drawn into the vacuum cleaner bag. The air is then expelled through the exhaust port but not before it is filtered so nothing but clean air is returned to the room.

Outside of this operation, all that is left for you is to ensure you have a sufficient supply of the correct type of vacuum cleaner bags and change them as they get full. This way, your machine continues to operate efficiently and your house gets cleaned. Crucial Vacuum branded vacuum bags boast “Crucial-Closure” that covers the opening of the bag, making it as clean and easy to transport and dispose so you don’t inhale all that dirt!

Crucial Vacuum carries supplies for both ends of the spectrum. If you have a bagless vacuum, such as a Dyson, Shark or Bissell, we’ve got all your vacuum filter needs covered. Likewise, we  sell vacuum bags for all bagged vacuums, like Hoover, Eureka, Bissell and Dirt Devil and many more. Ultimately, the choice between a bagless and bagged vacuum really comes down to personal preference. A number of people prefer the ease of disposing dust with vacuum bags; others appreciate saving the money on bags for a few filters.

 

Jun 24 2013

HondaVac Vacuum Cleaner = No more Interior Car Washes?

Shopvac vacuums are not just for your garage any more. The next best thing is on the horizon; Honda is slated to release a 2014 Touring Elite model Odyssey with an optional vacuum cleaner, an industry first!  Co-developed with ShopVac, the HondaVAC  comes with various attachments, a replaceable Shopvac filter and canister bag, plus a hose they claim can reach virtually any area of the interior. I can only hope this feature filters down to various makes and models, because I can’t stand staring down stale French fries, loose change and other unmentionables stuck in hard-to-reach places in my car much longer. We’re confident that it’s quality will be top-notch, as is their extensive line of popular products that we carry replacement parts for, like the ShopVac Wet Dry cartridge filter. Crucial Vacuum is slated to provide parts for the HondaVAC in the future, so be sure to check our website for availability.

Honda Vac

I was waiting patiently for an entry-level vehicle with a fridge in it, but it seems like that option will be exclusive to luxury rides for the foreseeable future. Check out our extensive line-up of Shopvac Bags and Shopvac filters and stay tuned for the Hondavac vacuum filter coming to our website soon!

Jun 18 2013

Oreck goes Bankrupt – Get your Oreck Vacuum Bags Here!

Oreck vacuum bags may be getting difficult to find. Oreck declared bankruptcy recently, however the Oreck family recently made a proposed bid of about $22M(USA today) for Oreck Corporation, and are as of now, the only bidder. This is big news for Oreck jobs spread across the country (more than 96 retail stores and franchised stores), because under current ownership, jobs have gone offshore.

Tom Oreck, former CEO and the son of founder David Oreck, said that his family’s goal is to “get the company back to its roots so it can be run based on family values, with a focus on U.S. manufacturing and a U.S. workforce.” Under current ownership, Oreck says emphasis has been removed from direct sales, which has been a company tradition for decades.

From our industry experience, the Oreck XL vacuum cleaner has been one of the best selling vacuum cleaners in the USA. So there’s a lot of saturation in the market, which means people are going to count on us to deliver them our branded oreck bags at a great price! We have a universal oreck bag which fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners ever made!

 8 Oreck Type CC Vacuum Bags;Fits ALL Oreck Vacuum XL Vacuum Cleaners; Compare to Oreck Vacuum Part # CCPK8, CCPK8DW ; Designed & Engineered by Crucial Vacuum

Odor CC Bags 8PK

We support the Oreck family’s push for keeping American jobs here, manufacturing quality products and their commitment to their customers.  Although Oreck is in a transition phase, you can always count on Crucial Vacuum for less expensive Oreck  vacuum bags, oreck vacuum filters and oreck accessories, manufactured by us! And here’s the kicker; we offer free returns and shipping on every oreck vacuum bag along with oreck vacuum parts too!

Jan 4 2013

It’s The Small Things That Make a Big Difference

It has been almost a month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The school, the town of Newton, CT and the nation is still recovering from the devastation and heartbreak.

When any tragedy happens it’s sad, but this one we felt very close to our hearts given that it happened at a elementary school. For us at Crucial Vacuum, it was a difficult day but our business had to carry on. While we were picking and packing orders and doing what we do to WOW our customers, we came across an order for Pam, a resident of Newtown, CT. Abdul, our warehouse manager said “I would like to write Pam a caring message regarding what happened in her town.” I liked the way Abdul was thinking and gave him the OK to do it!

Abdul wrote Pam the following:

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to you guys” All of the warehouse employees signed it and off the 25-pack of Crucial Vacuum Miele Vacuum Cleaner bags went.

Then yesterday, we received an email from Pam. She wrote:

Thank-You-Letter-Crucial-Vacuum

This is why we strive to make our customers happy. It’s the small things that make a big difference.

Again, our hearts go out to those still struggling through the aftermath —may all beings be free from suffering