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Vacuum Efficiency Calculator

In recent years, backpack vacuums have been becoming increasingly popular in commercial settings. Backpack vacuums offer a range of benefits that has helped become so popular as outlined in our comparison video. First of all, backpack vacuums are lightweight and versatile. When worn properly, the effect of the backpack on your body and posture is small and similar to walking. Backpack vacuums truly shine when the cleaning environment has many obstacles like desks, stairs, and chairs. In these environments, a backpack vacuum improves your cleaning rate thanks to being able to maneuver the lightweight wand in more places than a upright can go.

The wand also makes it also easier to swap out tools on the fly for different surfaces and can reach higher surfaces than an upright. On stairs, backpack vacuums are safer and reduce the risk of falling. Lastly, traditional backpack vacuums have less moving parts than uprights, which means less maintenance and better dependability on your vacuums. Backpack vacuums have a higher cleaning rate thanks to many of these reasons. Check out our calculator below to see how much you can save in labor costs when you switch to a backpack vacuum.


Enter ft² of Area Cleaned
Times per Week Cleaned
Enter Dollars per hour
 
   
   
Hoover® Task Vac™ Bagless Upright Vacuum
$209.00
Results Per Cleaning
Cleaning Rate*2: 2857 sq. ft. /hr
Time to Clean:
Cost in Labor:
Labor Savings:
Time to Payoff Difference:
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ProTeam® Super Coach Backpack Vac
$497.00
Results Per Cleaning
Cleaning Rate*2: 7407 sq. ft. /hr
Time to Clean:
Cost in Labor:
Labor Savings: 1
Time to Payoff Difference:
ProTeam® GoFree® Flex Pro II Battery Backpack Vacuum
$1,948.50
Results Per Cleaning
Cleaning Rate*2: 10582 sq. ft. /hr
Time to Clean:
Cost in Labor:
Labor Savings:
Time to Payoff Difference:
 
*Based on the average cleaning rate per hour of Uprights with a 14 inch cleaning path, Electric backpacks with a 14 inch tool and Battery BackPacks with a 14 inch tool.
*2Rates based on The Official ISSA 612 Cleaning Times & Tasks publication.
*3Based on the price and average cleaning rate per hour of the ProTeam® GoFree® Flex Pro II Battery Backpack Vacuum when compared to the ProTeam® Super Coach Backpack Vac.
*4Based on the price and average cleaning rate per hour of the ProTeam® GoFree® Flex Pro II Battery Backpack Vacuum when compared to the ProTeam® Super Coach Backpack Vac..

Backpack Vs. Standard Upright Vacuum