I have used my Eureka Vacuum for about 7 years. I has lasted a long time and I think it has saved us money because we don't have to buy bags. The filter is also able to be washed instead of replacing it. This vacuum picks up very well and it cleans even better when you empty the canister and clean the filters. If your vacuum gets loud, check the beater bar. If the wheel on the beater bar is lose you can super glue it instead of replacing the beater bar.