I upgraded my twenty year old version of this vacuum with a newer model when we replaced the carpeting approximately seven years ago. I wanted to ensure that the vacuum would help keep the new carpet looking good for as long as possible. As long as the bag is changed when it is full, this vacuum works without any issues at all. It will tell you when the bag needs emptying. It stops cleaning as well and there is a red box that lights up on the canister than warns that it isn't working efficiently. This vacuum came with several attachments that help with the cleaning process. They are stored in the top of the canister. It has a telescoping wand for cleaning areas that are normally too high to reach. The powerhead is lighted and it has a red light that indicates when it is picking up debris. This machine has powerful suction that helps the pile on the carpeting stand up. It works well on many different surfaces. The hose lets you select low, medium, carpet or bare floor. This vacuum continues to be a great investment.