From the suction and filtration technology used to the appearance of the machine, the vacuum has gone through numerous changes over the past 100 years.

 

 From the suction and Filtration technology used to the appearance of the machine, the vacuum has gone through numerous changes over the past 100 years.

For decades, people used the Direct Air System in vacuum models. With this system the motor was placed right next to the carpet. These vacuums were excellent carpet cleaners, but lacked on-board tools and an effective air filtration system. Bags were made of cloth, and much of the dirt that was sucked up by the vacuum was poorly contained and often was blown back into the room. 


With the Clean Air System, developed in the 1980s, effective carpet cleaning was sacrificed for a better form of filtration. The motor in these vacuums was placed after the vacuum bag resulting in cleaner air coming out of the vacuum and better suction for on-board tools. While users appreciated on-board tools with lots of suction power and the fact that the vacuum wasn’t spewing out dust, it simply wasn’t enough.  They wanted their carpet cleaning power back! 

As vacuum manufacturers turned their attention to new vacuum looks, tools and accessories, the demand for better carpet cleaning performance remained. Then, in 2004, the people’s cry was finally answered.  


Realizing that the two existing air systems can work together efficiently, engineers at Simplicity developed the Tandem Air System. As the direct air motor tackles the job of deeply cleaning carpets, the clean air motor provides strong suction for on-board tools and allows for advanced air filtration. Finally homeowners could have all the cleaning power they want to clean their carpets and floors, incredible suction for their on-board tools and sophisticated filtration to ensure the everything sucked in by the vacuum actually stays in the vacuum.