How to choose vacuum cleanerThe number of vacuum cleaner choices these days makes it very hard for someone to choose the best one for their needs. The very first thing one should do before thinking of buying a vacuum cleaner is to figure out why they need it.

There are some basic questions one should ask oneself.

Is it for home cleaning or outdoor cleaning?

Will it be used to clean flat floor surface or carpets?

Is the house located in a place where it needs cleaning frequently?

Once you have answered these questions, you are in a position to choose the cleaner which perfectly suits you bill! Seems like a tough decision, eh? We shall make it simple. Read on!

Type of vacuum cleaner

The first step is to decide whether you want a canister style or an upright style vacuum cleaner. If carpet cleaning is your main need, the upright canister works best for you! But if you also need to clean wooden or ceramic floors then this might not be the right choice as it damages the flooring.

Canisters give you the ease of moving them around and you just have to handle the wand. The various attachments make specialized cleaning possible.

Height/Weight of the vacuum cleaner

It may not seem to be an important factor but trust me, this is where is can pain the most, literally! It is essential that you are standing upright when you use the cleaner. Your shoulders should be pulled back.

You should also keep in mind that you have the minimum things to move around while cleaning. So the vacuum cleaner parts should be hassle free. A self propelled, wheeled vacuum cleaner works best in this regard. Be nice to your body

Vacuum Cleaner Capacity

The capacity should also be taken into account. You don’t want to changing bags between cleaning! So, depending on the amount of dust and other stuff that you expect in your house, choose the right capacity.

 

 

Personal Preferences

Everyone has a different priority list in terms of what’s more important to them. Choosing a bagged or a bagless vacuum cleaner is one of them.

A bagged cleaner avoids the touching of dirt but there comes the handling bit. On the other hand, if you need to clean the ‘cup’ of a bagless vacuum cleaner, it does send some of the dirt back to from where you picked it! So, it’s a matter of personal choice.

Also, vacuum cleaners ‘do’ make noise. It depends on how much you can bear! If there is a trade-off between better suction capacity and more noise, you will definitely choose better capacity. But if it is a trade-off between noise and ease of handling, I will personally choose less noise. Again, it’s a personal preference.

Price, I will again count it as a personal preference. It’s not a preference really but it depends how high/low it is on your priority list. Whether you are willing to pay more for quality or pay less for a decent job, it boils down to your choice.

If you have people in the house who are allergy prone, you should go for a cleaner which has HEPA filters. Other features like chord length, attachments, tool control etc should also be taken into account. Ease of use is a very important factor, at least for most of the people!

In the end, it’s just a vacuum cleaner, agreed. But it takes a lot of research before you buy one. It’s not only about the investment but also about the results. Hope this article solved some of your questions.

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