When Should I Change My Vacuum Filter And How Often To Change A Filter    

Vacuum cleaners are facilitating us since decades. We depend upon the vacuum cleaner for cleaning floor, mats, carpets, and rugs etc. We love cleaning our surroundings but we often forget to clean the vacuum cleaner. Yes, vacuum cleaner needs cleaning as well.

Vacuum cleaners come up with bag and bag less facility. Bag less vacuum cleaner doesn’t contain bag which means you have to change the vacuum filter regularly. Otherwise it will slow down the process of cleaning and some times will burn the machine. Because you are forcing it to work with a dust full of filter.

It will be no surprise for me to know that people now a days don’t bother to clean out the vacuum filters and end up throwing the vacuum out of the house because it is not working now.

When To Change The Vacuum Filter?

It’s a good thing that vacuum cleaner reminds us to change the filter on time. You just have to keep an eye on the working of vacuum cleaner. Following are symptoms that it’s a time to change the vacuum filter.

  • When the suction is reduced, check the filter by yourself. It you see it full then don’t wait to change it.
  • If the noise coming from the filter is louder than before then it’s a time to change the filter.
  • It’s been more than 6 to 7 months.
  • Bad smell started coming out from the filter and keeping your surroundings also smelly then check the filter and change it immediately

If you use the vacuum cleaner twice in a 15 days then I would suggest you to change the vacuum filter after 6 to 7 months. But if you have pet dog or cat in your house or you live in a dusty area where you have to use vacuum cleaner twice a week then you should change the filter once in 2 to 3 months.

Don’t wait for the 3 months, check the filter by yourself and if it seems full then change it.

How To Change The Vacuum Filter?

Some people use the clean the filter like tapping it in a trash can and done. No it shouldn’t be like this. This is not the right way to clean the filter. Let me tell you, how to do this properly.

Take out the vacuum filter at a place where you don’t mind to get dirty. Like out of your house or in garage. Clear out the filter with gentle hands. Make sure you clean the pre filter screen and pro filter screen as well.


Vacuum cleaner are not long lasting but if you want to keep it with you for years then you should change the filter frequently. Like good in a 3 to 6 months. According to the use of vacuum cleaner. Keep it in mind that bad smell, reduced suction are indications from the vacuum cleaner that it’s a time to change the vacuum filter.