The Miele patented AirClean Filter-Bag plus Sealed System ensures improved indoor air quality, making homes healthier and cleaner. Tested by an independent laboratory the proprietary cleaning system captures and retains over 99.9% of harmful pollutants – an average of 21 times more than popular HEPA-filtered bagless vacuums. On average, the leading HEPA-filtered bagless vacuum cleaner emitted over 175,900 lung-damaging particles per minute during comparative testing.
Bagless vacuums equipped with only a HEPA filter, and not Sealed System technology, do not effectively prevent particle emissions during vacuuming. Additionally, harmful, toxic matter is released into the air when bagless vacuums are emptied into the trash, creating noxious air indoors.
When using any vacuum without a Sealed System or one without a proper filtration system, carbon is emitted from the machine. This fine particulate matter, invisible to the naked eye, is left suspended in the air we breathe. Particles measuring 0.3-0.5 microns have a greater likelihood of being inhaled into the lungs, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream or remain embedded in lung tissue. While your floor may appear cleaner, the air you take in may not be.
A common misconception is that bagless vacuums are more environmentally-friendly than those requiring bags. Given the data, bagless vacuums significantly contribute to infusing the air with harmful particles, suggesting it is not at all hygienic to employ these machines. Additionally, many bagless machines require more frequent emptying than those with bags, further contributing to poor indoor air quality.
Miele AirClean Filter-Bags are made of a durable, nine-layer electro-static fiber which grabs fine particles that can leak through lesser quality bags. An Auto-Sealed collar, which fits snugly around the bag, is made of durable plastic that snaps shut when the bag is removed, eliminating the possibility of dust escaping, thus the Miele Sealed System. Some are concerned about the impact of vacuum cleaner bags on the environment. Given the potential health risks associated with bagless vacuums it would appear the trade off is a worthy one. To prevent illness and the spread of unhealthy debris, it is critical to employ protective bags with a Miele AirClean Sealed System. Miele.