How to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner

Let’s face it, not all vacuum cleaners are made equally and there are some that are made to last and work a lot better than others. If you are looking for tips or a guide to choosing and purchasing the best vacuum cleaner then you have come to the right place.

Avoid purchasing cheap vacuums, while you think you may be saving money it may cost you in the long run. The motors in cheap vacuums tend to burn out pretty quickly, this means you will end up having to replace the motors more often. Here is another good reason to choose a common trusted brand instead of a cheaper unknown brand, stores can often change brands so finding replacement bags and belts for unknown brands can be difficult.

A good vacuum cleaner should last you at least 20 years as long as you take good care of it. A good vacuum should have a strong motor to remove more dirt. It is important to have a strong motor because by having less dirt in the carpet you will have less indoor pollution, which means your carpet will last longer.

When choosing a vacuum cleaner always find out what type of filtering system it has. The best type of filtering system is a High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. They can by a little more expensive, but they trap dust and are highly recommended for asthma suffers. You can also choose a Micro-filtration system, but they are not as effective as HEPA filter system. Never purchase a vacuum cleaner without a filter system, because whatever dust you end up vacuuming will just end up going straight back out into the air.

Choosing the right type of vacuum cleaner

There are usually three types that you can choose from an upright vac, canister vac or a backpack vac. Upright vacuums are easy to store but have less suction power. Canister vacs take up more storage room but are the easiest to clean with. Backpack vacs can usually be found at the janitors supply store. They are more for large areas and may not by good for small homes.

Before purchasing a vacuum always test it out. Run it up and down the floor and listen to see whether it is making any clinking or straining noises. See how long the extension cord is and try the vacuum out on both carpet and hard floors.

Here are a few tips to choosing the best vacuum cleaner

  • Always choose one with a strong motor over a light motor. Light motors tend not to pick up as much dust.
  • Do not choose a vacuum kicks dirt out of the back.
  • Pick a vacuum that has a switch that has settings for carpet and hard floors
  • Take a good look inside the vacuum and make sure it looks sturdy.
  • Avoid vacuums with dust and dirt around the beater bar. This means the suction is not strong enough.
  • If your vacuum uses a disposable bag check to see if they are easily available. Also check to see how strong the bags are and if there is dust outside the bag. If there is dust outside the bag it usually means the bags aren’t holding the dust properly.