Vacuum Filter NZ

If you’re looking for an efficient replacement vacuum filter in NZ, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Vaccessories have vacuum filters designed to keep your machine running at its best. We stock genuine replacement filters for all leading brands, including Hako, Ghibli, Electrolux, Nilsfisk, Miele, Kerrick, Polivac, Backpack, and Numatic.

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Some of our filters are even designed to fit more than one vacuum cleaner brand. With a Vaccessories filter, you can be sure that all your vacuuming needs are covered.

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Find the right Vacuum Filter for your vacuum cleaner in NZ

We stock only the highest-grade filters, made with extremely fine mesh. The construction of our filters means that with a Vaccessories filter, you can be sure that your vacuum cleaner will operate at a high filtration level and help keep your New Zealand home neat and clean. Our filters permit maximum dust retention for the cleanest air in your home, office, or commercial space. They can trap types of material, including:

  • Pollen
  • Mould
  • Dust mites faeces
  • Allergens
  • Soot

That’s why, by using one of our high-quality vacuum filters, you will be able to keep your environment free from dust and other particles. This way, everyone in your home, office, or commercial space will be able to breathe easy. Quality filters are critical if you or someone in your environment suffers from respiratory issues such as allergies or asthma.

It’s crucial that you select the right filter for your vacuum cleaner to ensure optimal performance. If you’re unsure what filter is compatible with your vacuum or have any other questions regarding our products, please contact us at 0800 570 570.

Why are replacement vacuum filters important?

When you clean a surface with a vacuum cleaner, lots of dust, debris, hairs, and other tiny particles get sucked into the machine. A powerful vacuum filter helps trap these particles and prevent them from re-entering the airstream of your house, office, or commercial space, ensuring that your environment stays clean.

Filters get clogged over time with bacteria, dust, smoke, mould, and other particles. These can affect the air quality in your home and your vacuum’s cleaning performance. This is because a clogged filter can reduce your machine’s suction and general performance, making it less economical. Failure to clean a filter can also result in blocked airflow or overheating of the machine, which can be a safety hazard.

How do I clean or replace my vacuum filter?

There are many different types of vacuum filters, and different ones have different recommended cleaning methods. For this reason, it may be best to check the user manual of your vacuum or vacuum filter to find out what cleaning method the manufacturer recommends.

In any case, cleaning the filter is often a straightforward process. You usually only need to shake, brush, or pound the filter to remove the dirt and dust accumulated within it. If there’s more stubborn dirt you can’t quite seem to shake off, you might need to wash the filter in warm, soapy water.

Always make sure that your filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the vacuum. For this reason, we recommend you always keep a spare set of filters. That way, you’ll have something you can use in your vacuum while your original filter’s being cleaned and dried.

How do I know when I should clean or change my vacuum filter?

There are several warning signs that can tell you that your vacuum filter might need changing or cleaning:

  • You smell a strong or musty odour when using your vacuum
  • The vacuum filter appears bent, cracked, or damaged
  • The suction power of your vacuum seems to have gotten weaker
  • The overall performance of your vacuum has decreased
  • You hear strange or unusual noises when using your vacuum

As filters are the part of the vacuum that separates dirt from the air, if you want to keep your machine functioning at its best and make sure that your home or office is kept clean, it’s recommended you change and replace your vacuum filter regularly.

How do vacuum filters work?

Vacuum filters remove particles in the direction of suction. Filters are usually located in transparent bowls, allowing you to easily tell with a glance how much dust has accumulated in the filter. As there are many different kinds of filters, there are many different ways that filtration occurs. Here are some common methods vacuum filters use to keep the air in your home, office, or commercial space clean and fresh:

Chemical Filtration

Chemical filtration changes the physical characteristics of a vapour or a gas. They are used to absorb toxic mercury vapours and then exhaust clean air into the environment. This makes them a great choice for industrial applications.

Mechanical Filtration

With mechanical filtration, particles are collected and retained in a physical barrier. Mechanical filtration is usually the filtering approach of choice in household and portable vacuum cleaners.

This often involves a series of cloth, paper, or polyethylene filters that treat the vacuum’s intake air. Dust, dirt, and other particles are retained within the vacuum, while clean air is exhausted back into the environment.

Various factors influence mechanical filtration. If you truly want to maximise your filter’s effectiveness and ensure that the air in your home is at its cleanest, it may be worth considering these while choosing a filter.

Air Velocity
Air velocity refers to the speed with which the particles move through the vacuum hose and into the body of the cleaner. Faster particles penetrate filter media deeper, as they have a more powerful ability to push through the filter material’s pores. On the other hand, slower particles are easier for the weaves or fibres of the filter to catch.
Running Time
Over time, particles gather on the surface of a filter. They attach themselves to the filter material, a type of clogging action known as filter loading or binding. Interestingly, it’s just before the filter pores are completely clogged that the filter becomes the most efficient. This is because, with their size reduced, the filter becomes finer, trapping smaller particles. Unfortunately, this does come with a downside – with little to no airflow to move the particles, the vacuum cleaner’s performance is reduced.
Filter Media
The link between the volume of air and the filter media’s surface area is called the air-to-cloth (ATC) ratio. The lower the ATC ratio, the more efficient the filtering system.

Ideally, you want slow airflow through a large filter to lower your ATC ratio and improve your vacuum’s filtration’s efficiency.
Particle Size
Filters tend to be too porous for small particles, which can then easily penetrate them. This means that filters are more effective for larger particles.

Multi-Stage Filtration

Multi-stage filtration is a type of filtration system that involves multiple stages. It consists of a series of gradually finer filters. This means that s the air travels through the vacuum, increasingly smaller particles are captured and retained by the filters as the air travels through the vacuum.

Because vacuum filters can be so varied, we recommend choosing a reputable supplier with a large range of filters, ensuring that you’ll be able to choose exactly the right make and model for your machine. At Vaccessories, we offer one of New Zealand’s largest ranges of vacuum filters. We’re ready to meet all of your vacuum cleaning needs.

What types of vacuum filters are there?

Most filters are HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters. Filters that meet the HEPA standard are useful in many environments, including cars, homes, aircraft, and medical facilities. This makes them high-grade products that ensure the cleanest air. For a filter to qualify as a HEPA filter by most Western government standards, it must remove 99.97% of particles with a size of 0.3 micrometres from the air that passes through it.

Most vacuums these days come with more than one type of filter. Every vacuum has a filter – and only one filter – that functions as what’s called the ‘primary filter’. This filter does the machine’s main cleaning work, collecting most of the dust and dirt from the air sucked into the vacuum system. That’s why an excellent primary filter is essential in making sure only clean air is exhausted back into your home, office, or commercial space.

Many vacuums also have what’s called a ‘secondary filter’. This additional filter helps further filter the air that has already been cleaned by the primary filter. This usually occurs before the air contacts the most crucial, sensitive internal parts of the machine, and certainly before it is re-exhausted back into the external environment. A robust secondary filter is essential if you have pets, allergies or asthma, or are worried about tiny airborne microbes.

Vacuum Filters Types

There are many different types of vacuum filters, designed for different models, sizes, and shapes. Here are some of them:

Bag Filters

Bag filters are the most common type of vacuum filter. When air enters the vacuum, it is directed into the bag. The vacuum’s suction pulls the air within the bag outwards through pores in the bag’s paper covering. This leaves particles that are larger than the pores behind, inside the bag, cleaning the air.

Bag filters are disposable and easily replaced. At Vaccessories, we offer a range of bag filters to suit your vacuuming needs.

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters are similar to bag filters, as they are usually disposable and meant to be replaced. They come fitted with rubber and plastic casings, designed to help them slide into the places where they fit into the vacuums. These casings also make them very easy to remove from the vacuum and replace. This is useful, as this means you can remove built-in dust from them, helping make them last longer. Their durability thus makes them an easy, economical choice of filter for many vacuum models.

Cartridge filters come in many different shapes and materials. Depending on the model of your vacuum, they can function as either primary or secondary filters. For this reason, it’s crucial to choose the right filter for your model.

Cloth Filters

These filters are usually found in large cleaners meant for sites that produce larger particles of dirt and dust, such as in construction sites, shops, and industrial settings. Cloth filters are washable models, making them eco-friendly and economical. They are also tough and less temporary compared to other, disposable filters, making them the filter of choice for demanding, industrial vacuuming jobs.

Cyclonic Action

It’s important to note that not all vacuums necessarily have a separate filter. While some bagless vacuums might have a pre-filter before the canister, sometimes, the canister itself acts as a filter. Cyclonic vacuums use circular motion of the canister to filter the air. The motion causes heavier particles to be pushed outwards and caught. This makes the air that is vented back into the environment cleaner.

Disc Filters

Some vacuum models use disc-shaped filters as their main filtration device. These filters are shaped almost identically to coffee filters and are made of paper or cloth. Due to their structure, they may not sustain as much dust as other filter models before they need to be replaced. They are also often more expensive than other types of filters.

Foam Filters

Most foam filters are secondary filters, cleaning the air for a second time before it leaves the vacuum and re-enters the airstream. The significant advantage of foam filters is that some can be washed, dried, and re-used. This makes them an excellent economical choice.

Multi-Stage Filtration

Multi-stage filtration is a type of filtration system that involves multiple stages. It consists of a series of gradually finer filters. This means that s the air travels through the vacuum, increasingly smaller particles are captured and retained by the filters as the air travels through the vacuum.

Because vacuum filters can be so varied, we recommend choosing a reputable supplier with a large range of filters, ensuring that you’ll be able to choose exactly the right make and model for your machine. At Vaccessories, we offer one of New Zealand’s largest ranges of vacuum filters. We’re ready to meet all of your vacuum cleaning needs.

We only stock the highest quality vacuum filters

An inferior vacuum filter only lets air pass around it instead of through it. This redirected airflow means that unfiltered particles may fail to get captured by the filter. As a result, dust, dirt, allergens, microbes and other undesirable particles can escape into the air in your home or office once exhausted from the vacuum, reducing the air quality. That’s why, when you’re looking for a vacuum filter in NZ, you should look for a high-quality, well-made pick. This will make the most of the time you spend cleaning your home, and ensure that the air in your home, office, or commercial space stays clean and fresh, keeping allergies and respiratory discomfort at bay.

Here at Vaccessories, we stock only high-quality vacuum filters designed to maintain your vacuum cleaner’s filtration and suction performance. Heightened vacuum performance offers a healthier, more comfortable living environment, especially for people suffering from allergies or hay fever. In addition, our filters can be easily cleaned or replaced, making them the ideal hassle-free choice for all your vacuuming needs.

We recommend you replace your vacuum filters at least twice a year. If you have children or pets in your house, you might need to change your filters more often.

Are your filters old or starting to show signs of wear and tear? If you want to keep your home clean and allergen-free, it might be time to get a replacement. With Vaccessories, getting new vacuum filters is easy. Just choose the filter you need from the list below, and we’ll deliver it straight to your doorstep, anywhere in NZ. We even offer free delivery on all orders over $99.

Can’t find what you need from the list, or have other questions? Please contact us at 0800 570570, and our team of vacuuming experts will be more than happy to help.

Don’t just replace the filter…

Remember to check your vacuum bag regularly, too! Vacuum bags should be changed when they are around ¾ full, as overly-full bags reduce the airflow in the vacuum and, thus, the suction power. Some models of vacuum cleaners have an indicator light, helping show you when the bag is full. To extend your vacuum cleaner’s lifespan, make sure you change both the bag and filter regularly!

If you need new vacuum bags, check out our stock of vacuum bags