1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

January 15, 2008

:015 Vacuum Cleaner Bags

Filed under: :015 Vaccum Bags — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

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Welcome to today’s 1:5:10 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet. For the next several days my tips will involve vacuum cleaners.

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1:5:10:015 Tip: Micro-filter bags are a better choice than standard vacuum cleaner bags because they are able to help filter out smaller particles. Traditional standard vacuum cleaners may do a good job of sucking up dirt, but the really tiny particles (like mold spores) go right through the bag material and are exhausted back into the air. Micro-filter bags are becoming available for most standard vacuum cleaners. They aren’t perfect, but they will reduce the number of small particles that escape back into the room air.

Tomorrow I will talk about an even more efficient way to get the small particles – HEPA vacuum cleaners.

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Additional Information

Most stores selling regular vacuum cleaner bags now offer micro-filter bags. This is the best option until you are ready to upgrade to a True-HEPA vacuum cleaner. 

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