Which is the best choice for you?
When buying a vacuum, you have to consider the initial cost of the sweeper. But for the whole life of the vacuum, we have to consider maintenance parts as well.
The vacuum I have now uses a canister instead of a bag to collect dust. I like being able to dump it out after each use, rather than replacing a bag or buying additional bags. I get a strange satisfaction out of seeing globs of dust bunnies getting sucked into the sweeper.
Eventually, though, I’ll have to replace some of the air filters on my machine.
Some bagged vacuum models seem to be cheaper than the bagless versions. But, when you add the cost of vacuum bags (yes, you can reuse them to an extent), it seems that it’s just not worth the hassle for me.
For me, I prefer my bagless model since its easy for me to maintain and I shouldn’t have to pay much more for filters over the years.
What do you use? Is one choice more frugal than another?