Vacuum cleaners maintenance costs
Often buying a vacuum cleaner people don't consider all maintenance costs. Of course every one has electricity bills in mind. That 's obvious. Less people take costs of bags under consideration as well. Actually no one thinks of spare bits prices at the day of purchase. Well on one hand it's hard to think it's going to break down just after a warranty is finished, but it shall be rather taken into the account.
First of all – the running costs. We all know that there's no need to spend any additional money on consumables when bagless vacuum cleaner is purchased. And that's fine, but under one condition – as long as the price of the bagless one is lower that of a bagged hoover. The point is that manufacturers also know this fact and they need to compensate the lack of additional income. Simple? The answer is to reduce the choice to last two or three, most likely of comparable parameters and take a look at prices. If the difference isn't too big the choice can be easy. If it high, check the prices of consumables and how long it could take to spend the difference. That might be a good indicator for you which vacuum cleaner you should buy. Just to make thing a bit more difficult, there's a big fight over filtration offered by bags and cyclonic separation.
There's always a chance to use non-original bags or filters. The big question is how good they would be. There are two aspects that can have a significant impact on their effectiveness and the overall performance of your hoover. First is shape. If the element does not suit the body of a vacuum cleaner tight, part of the airflow would not be filtered and re-directed to where it came from. In other words a part of dust and allergens wouldn't be removed. Second thing is materials. The price difference between original and non-original parts indicates that there must be something different between those products. Some of the cost are branding ones for sure. But there is also vacuum cleaners manufacturers' reputation in the game so they make sure product offered by them are of the highest quality. On the other hand, they tend to cut production costs and some elements are outsourced or even some parts are fully commissioned to other companies. Basically speaking the choice between original and non ones it's a trade-off between quality and price. Yet again to make things more complex, some producers void warranty on their vacuum cleaners when non original consumables are used.
It can be easily seen that costs of having a vacuum cleaner do not end on the purchase price and electricity bills. Maintenance costs are usually hidden and therefore quite often not recognised. Fortunately there are some ways to reduce those costs or to compensate it at the purchase. It's enough to consider a few things more. After that the overall cost of having a hoover can be reduced significantly, or virtually brought down to zero.