Kirby Vacuum Bag Comparison HEPA 3M Aftermarket Difference

Have you ever wondered which Kirby bag was the best for your Kirby vacuum? Turns out you’re not alone! We get asked this question a lot! To see which bags were the best, we put them to the test!

 

 

How can you test a bag? Well, one great tool is an air flow meter! It’s basically a tube with a spring attached to a ball. We use these to determine how much suction power a vacuum cleaner has. Why would we use this to test which bag is the best? Well, oftentimes the more filtration you add the more power you lose. We will be looking for the best filtration with the least power loss.

 

Our first test is a Kirby vacuum with no bag. Result: almost a 6!

 

Our first bag is the Kirby paper HEPA bag and it scored a 5.

 

Our next bag is the white Kirby 3M HEPA bag. This one is the most expensive Kirby bag you can buy but is supposed to have better performance. This one scored a little bit better than a 5. This is probably because it has more surface area and also why the bag is more expensive.

 

Our third bag is a HEPA bag made by GV. Envirocare makes one that is nearly identical. It is white and made of the same material as the Kirby 3M bag we just saw. Our results: about 5.5!

 

If you’re concerned about the size difference between the Kirby 3M and the aftermarket, don’t be! The aftermarket bag is actually folded in at the sides and will expand.  The Kirby does not have this fold.

 

In conclusion – if you want to stay loyal to the Kirby brand go ahead and buy the genuine Kirby 3M bags. If you aren’t concerned with brand, the aftermarket bag is a great choice.

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

 

 

 

Kirby Vacuum Bag Comparison HEPA 3M Aftermarket Difference

Kirby Vacuum Bag Comparison HEPA 3M Aftermarket Difference

Have you ever wondered which Kirby bag was the best for your Kirby vacuum? Turns out you’re not alone! We get asked this question a lot! To...

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Water Air Purifier Humidifier Difference

We get asked A LOT about water air purifiers these days. Many of the vacuum companies out there that make vacuums that filter with water also make air purifiers that filter with water. Here’s a classic video where Dustin goes over some differences and similarities of a couple of our best sellers.

 

 

The best two are the Rainmate by Rainbow and then the New Comfort brand.

 

If you listen to the video Dustin turns both on to let you hear how amazingly quiet they are.

 

The New Comfort purifier has an added safety feature which also helps speed up refilling! You don’t even have to turn it off!

 

Interested in fragrances? We sell five packs of fragrances that you can add to the water. Now your air purifier doubles for aromatherapy!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

 

Water Air Purifier Humidifier Difference

Water Air Purifier Humidifier Difference

We get asked A LOT about water air purifiers these days. Many of the vacuum companies out there that make vacuums that filter with water also make air purifiers that...

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Central Vacuum Hose Works on Either Central Vacuum

Today we’re going to go over how to switch out the hose end on the GV central vac hose! The reason why we picked this hose is that it works on pretty much any central vacuum since it can work with both styles of connection.

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

The first thing you need to do is pull out the cord.

 

Now turn it over and you’ll notice a slot. Insert your flat head screwdriver into the slot.

 

Then you can pull the end of the hose off!

 

Remove the spacer.

 

Then pull out the two-prong cord.

 

Now turn it around and insert it the other way.

 

Once it’s in position, make sure the wires are tucked in.

 

Slide the hose end back on.

 

You should hear it snap into place. You’re done!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

Central Vacuum Hose Works on Either Central Vacuum

Central Vacuum Hose Works on Either Central Vacuum

Today we’re going to go over how to switch out the hose end on the GV central vac hose! The reason why we picked this hose is...

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How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment

 

One question we get asked a lot is “How do you use a Zipp brush properly?” In this video Dustin shows you how it’s done!

 

 

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

To use your Zipp brush you first want to attach your Kirby hose. Then you’ll want to attach the Zipp brush to the hose.

 

 

We are using a white Zipp brush in this example, but all the colors work the same. You use them by moving them side-to-side.

 

They’re not designed for vacuuming certain spots since you need to move it for it to work properly. If you try to keep it in one spot it may stop spinning.

 

Another alternative that we like is this mini head that’s made by another company. It works on the same principle - it has a brush roll that spins by air. However, it’s designed to fit almost any vacuum cleaner.

 

 

Unlike the Zipp brush you can press down on one tricky spot and it won’t stop spinning! Both brushes are great choices for cleaning, so you can pick the one that works best for you.

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

 

How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment

How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment

 

One question we get asked a lot is “How do you use a Zipp brush properly?” In this video Dustin shows you how it’s done!

...

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