Which type of vacuum cleaner sucks best dust ?
3 factors to consider.

Many types of vacuum cleaners are found on the market to cover all needs in terms of dust and debris removal at home. To determine which type of vacuum will fit best your needs, here are three factors to consider :


A vacuum cleaner’s power determines the suction’s efficiency, or the proportion of dust that is vacuumed, and is measured in AirWatts. In a general manner, more powerful the vacuum cleaner, more dust will be sucked at once.

Be careful : Some vacuums are powerful when empty, but lose their efficiency after sucking in a good amount of dust.


The vacuum cleaner must have an excellent filtration system that will prevent vacuumed dust from going air-born during use.

On the one hand, the filter must be able to keep hold of the smallest particles. The best filters on the market meet HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) American standards which filter 99.5% to 99.995% of particles.

On the other hand, the vacuum cleaner must be completely airtight inside as to ensure that the entire flow of vacuumed air is filtered by the filtration bag and/or the permanent filter.


Some vacuum cleaners have a receptacle where dust is directly accumulated. This practical and economical solution eliminates the need to buy filtration bags. If the user prefers a more sanitary solution that will prevent particles from becoming airborne when the canister is emptied, the use of a filtration bag becomes the ideal solution.

Many Husky central vacuum models offer the best of two worlds with their hybrid technology filtration system that allows to use them with or without a filtration bag. Hence the choice is left entirely to the user.

If you are looking for a practical and efficient cleaning appliance in terms of power, filtration and dust disposal, there is a good chance that a central vacuum is the right solution for you.

To read more on central vacuum features, take a look at this article : Why choose a central vacuum ? 11 factors to consider.