Nobody likes dirty floors and carpets. Heck, nobody likes dirty stairs or furniture, either! Keeping your floors and furniture clean can come down to picking the right vacuum. You noticed the new, sleek vacuum that is now out, and it intrigues you, but is it the right one for your house? Before jumping to conclusions on vacuum cleaners, consider the following list of things when you decide it’s time to purchase a new vacuum.
1. What Areas Will You Be Cleaning? What you use the vacuum cleaner for will determine the type of vacuum you need. Sometimes, you may need a cleaner that can cover your broad carpet floors or get into the nooks and crannies in your home. Sometimes, you need both! If you are planning to use it to clean furniture and those hard-to-reach areas, consider the attachments that may be necessary to get the jobs done.
2. Power and Performance. Not all vacuums are the same. They all vary in size, power and performance. Different power levels may be more appropriate for different jobs and scenarios. Along with power, performance specialties should be considered as well. As you browse possible vacuum options, look for those that have appropriate power and performance levels.
3. HEPA and Air Quality Features. Vacuums often send dirt and dust into the air. Before buying any appliance, you should consider how it affects the air you breathe. High-Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA, is a type of filter that clings onto the particles that often escape and enter the air as you vacuum.
4. Bag or Bagless. There is always the dispute over whether bagged or bagless is better. It all mainly comes down to what you prefer. When you’ve filled a bagged vacuum, emptying is as simple as tossing the bag out and replacing it with a new one. When you’ve filled a bagless one, you remove the deposit canister and dump everything out. Primarily, bagged vacuum come with filters in them and bagless need to have filters replaced every so often. So, you’ll have to purchase either replacement bags or replacement filters.
5. Type of Vacuum. The type you choose will determine a few things for you. To choose, you have the canister or upright types of vacuums, but which is better? Canister types will have a main hub area with a hosed suction head attached. The upright models maintain the suction head at the base of a single unit, with a handle at the top. Most upright models may work better for larger carpeted areas and come with attachable hoses that allow you to get into those tight areas, but canister models typically have longer hoses. So, it comes down to feel and use, how will you get into those tight corners? How will you make vacuuming your living room floor quicker?
When you decide it’s time for a new vacuum, do your research and browse around to find the best fit for you. Take this list of considerations with you as you begin to shop around.