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A Guide to Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home

Did you purchase your vacuum cleaner years ago when you first moved to your home, but now it’s getting old and is no longer as efficient as it used to be? Well, it seems like it’s time to go vacuum shopping, but before you make your final decision, here are some of the things you need to consider when looking for a vacuum cleaner:

How Easy Is It to Use and Maintain?

Vacuuming is one of the most tiring and energy-consuming chores, so when you pick your new vacuum, you need to ensure that it is easy to use and move.

You should also read the manual first to be familiar with how to use it right and maintain it to serve your needs for as long as possible.

How often do you vacuum? The answer to this question is important to determine which vacuum to buy. If you are someone that prefers to vacuum every day, then choosing a heavy and hard to use vacuum is not a good idea. The same applies if your home consists of more than one floor, you have to choose a lightweight vacuum that can be carried around easily.

Suction Power

This is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a vacuum cleaner. Suction power is measured by air watts and is dependent on the power of the main motor. But you need to be aware that the high power of the main motor doesn’t necessarily indicate good cleaning results.

For example, if you own a cat, this will mean there is a lot of hair to handle. A vacuum with good suction power is good, but without a brush-roll, your vacuum suction power wouldn’t enable you to clean after your pet.

Which Type of Flooring Would You Be Cleaning?

This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when shopping for a vacuum cleaner. Would you be mostly vacuuming carpets, hard floors, or a combination of both? You should choose accordingly. If your home is mostly covered with carpets, then canister-style vacuums will be good for you. A drum-type vacuum cleaner is a convenient option as well.

But Modern vacuum cleaners can be used for more than cleaning your different flooring types. Some will use them for dust accumulated on different surfaces. To do that you need to purchase a vacuum cleaner that includes certain accessories. The most important tools to include are combination brushes and crevice tools, some vacuum cleaners will include these in addition to floor nozzles, an upholstery tool, and more specialized tools designed to handle different surfaces.

For instance, if you are a pet owner or if your home has stairs, you need to consider a vacuum cleaner offering a mini-motorized tool.

Bin Capacity and Dirt Bag

A vacuum’s bin capacity is measured by the liter. A vacuum with a 1-liter capacity is the most desirable option; it would allow you to vacuum for a longer period without having to empty the bin.

When it comes to the vacuum bag, a vacuum with a reusable bag would save a lot of money when compared to the ones that come with disposable bags.

Air Filtration

Filtration is essential when it comes to purchasing a vacuum cleaner, especially if you or one of your family members have asthma or an allergy. So, you need to choose a vacuum with an efficient filtration system.

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