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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

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Mar 8 2011

Indoor Air Quality and Your Vacuum Cleaner

Indoor Quality

We spend more time indoors than outdoors. Having high quality Indoor Air Quality  (IAQ) Is Crucial!  Did you know: if you don’t breathe you die? Of course you did! But here is a slightly more disturbing fact from the Environmental Protection Agency: poor indoor air quality can contribute chronic respiratory conditions like as asthma, allergies, and in extreme cases severe lung disease. Indoor air quality is not typically the forerunner of the “getting healthy” discussion, but improving it can have a significant impact on everyday life. Harmful gases, microbial growths, and tracked dirt all contribute to congestion and poor air quality – but you have a defense; it’s probably an upright, and sitting in your cleaning closet right now….Your vacuum cleaner! Indoor air quality is hindered by an infiltration of particles, pollutants and dust. But with a once-a-week cleaning regimen including an efficient vacuum and vacuum cleaner filter, you can eliminate pounds of contaminants from your home every time you clean. The efficiency of your vacuum, and in turn, your IAQ is dependent on your filter’s capabilities. A clean, new vacuum filter traps particulates within the machine. But a faulty inefficient filter actually kicks all the material back into the air. As you can imagine, indoor air quality and vacuum filter efficiencies are directly related. Indoor Air Quality is not just a luxury – it’s crucial. Use your vacuum once each week, and keep that filter in working condition. You know, if you like breathing and everything. Keep your indoor air quality pristine with a Crucial Vacuum Filter found here.

Mar 12 2010

Crucial Housekeeping News

Some tips about vacuum cleaner maintenance are listed below:

Vacuum Bags:

Your vacuum cleaner bag should be changed if the bag is filled to the indicator line. While some vacuums have check bag indicator lights, it is recommended to change it when it’s no more than three-quarters full. It’s best to check the level of dirt in your vacuum cleaner bag before every time you use your vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Filters:

A nice thing about vacuum filters is that you don’t have to change them as frequently as you need to change vacuum bags. If the filter shows signs of wear, or is excessively dirty or torn, it’s time to replace it.  When you buy a Crucial Vacuum filter you will most likely be able to wash the filter, use it a few more times and then replace.

It is best to change HEPA filters after six months or after the sixth bag change. Make sure that you check your owner’s manual – it will tell you where the filter is located and will have recommendations for your particular model.

Keep these tips in mind and happy spring cleaning! Remember that we at Crucial Vacuum offer free shipping, low cost – high quality products!

Mar 1 2010

Introducing the Crucial Vacuum Blog

Welcome to the Crucial Vacuum blog where all your allergies will slowly begin to disappear. That’s our goal anyway – we want our products to help clean your home in a way that you may have never experienced before.

See, what we sell here at Crucial Vacuum are quality vacuum filters that actually trap the dust and keep them locked inside your vacuum. Of course it all depends on the type of vacuum you have, does your vacuum let the dust particles back out into the air? Or does it completely trap them in the bag? If you’re saying “hm… I don’t know what mine does” then you may want to rethink your vacuum purchase.

I’m not saying that you need to go ahead and throw away your vacuum, but what I am saying is that you need to make the most out of what you do have and at least buy filters that have been tested to trap the dirt. Plus, ours are washable! That’s right, you heard me, you can put Crucial Vacuum filters underneath the water to wash the dirt off instead of buying a new one every time you need to change it.

Smart right? The way we see it is that we want our customers to be happy. If you’re healthy then you’re most likely going to be happy.

If we can’t control the air pollution outside, at least we can control what we breathe inside our homes. Let’s work on living an allergy free life – together we can make it happen! Please buy responsibly.

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