Choosing the Right Vacuum for Your Cleaning Needs

Are vacuum cleaners different or are they all the same? That’s a good question. When you are looking to purchase a vacuum cleaner, you usually go to your local department store instead of vacuum specialty stores. Local department stores tend to have lower prices. They offer a fairly large selection of vacuum cleaners to choose from. There are ones that still use those dreadful vacuum bags, there’s hand held ones, car vacuums, and the newest type, the bag less wind tunnels. That is one of the most popular and best selling vacuum cleaners on the market right now. The prices greatly vary for vacuum cleaners. They range anywhere from $10 to well over $400 all depending on what size, type, and brand you decide to purchase

When you are choosing a vacuum cleaner for your home, there are a few attributes that you may want to consider other than the name brand and the price. Those are important too, but not as important as the following factors. The first thing you may want to consider is the type of vacuum cleaner you plan on purchasing. Be sure that the type of vacuum cleaner you choose works for your specific type of floor surface such as carpet, linoleum, ceramic tile, or hardwood floors. The types include:

-Upright Vacuums
-Canister Vacuums
-Stick/Broom Vacuums
-Hand Held Vacuums

Comfort can be a major factor too. You should always test drive your new vacuum cleaner before purchasing it. Check how well it handles, the weight, and to see if it is comfortable for you to push across the floor whether it is a hard surface or carpeted floor.

If you are an allergy sufferer you may want to check out vacuum cleaners with a High Efficiency Particular Air (HEPA) filtration system on it to filter out all of the dust and pet dander that is sucked up in them.

Most vacuum cleaners have attachments for every cleaning occasion. If you are in need of attachments for specific cleaning jobs, you should be sure to find out if the vacuum you want to purchase includes them or if you will have to purchase them separately.

The last but not least important thing to consider when choosing a vacuum cleaner is the noise factor. Many people don’t like vacuum cleaners that are overly loud. There are a lot of new types of vacuum cleaners out on the market these days that have insulated materials around the motors, almost sound proofing the vacuum’s noise.

You may have thought the above factors were a lot to consider in order to just purchase a vacuum cleaner, but there is more to consider if you really want a vacuum that will fit your cleaning needs. You may want to consider how many amps the vacuum has. The amps are the amount of power that is being used by the motor. Just because the amps may be higher in some vacuums than in others, that doesn’t mean one is more powerful than the other.
You may want to look more closely at the filtration systems on many different models to determine which one will fit your needs. Their levels of filtration vary from a zero filtration all the way up to a sophisticated filtration. The zero filtration collects the dust in a bag. The sophisticated filtration uses filters to filter out pollen and particles less than 100 microns. These models tend to weigh on the pocket book, but are well worth the extra money especially if you or your family members have allergies.

You may want a vacuum with a long cord, so that should be one of the attributes that you should look for in order to be able to effectively clean your house. Do you want the vacuum to be plastic or metal? A metal one may be heavier, but also more durable. There are many different extras that many people over look when choose the perfect vacuum such as the edge cleaner. This allows you to clean in tight edges such as corners or the base where the floor meets the wall. Also the headlights on the front base of the vacuum. This is really just to make the machine look sharp and really does you any good unless you live in a dark home.

These are all very helpful ways in choosing the perfect vacuum for you home. It may seem like a big hassle to go to the store and search for all the specifics that you may need or even want on your vacuum, but it is fairly easy. Each box tells exactly what it contains, and if you are online, you can easily do a search at your favorite store’s website to find all the features that a particular vacuum contains. Also when you go to the store to purchase your vacuum, you can ask the salesman for help and to show you the best one that they offer in your price range. You’re sure to find the best vacuum cleaner to fit all of your cleaning needs.

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