Vacuum cleaners offer a handy solution for anyone who’d like to ensure their space remains clean. Choosing the ideal cleaner, however, is not as easy as it looks like as there are many different options for different carpets and rugs available in the market. In this post, I share some of the factors that you should keep in mind while doing your shopping.
Important considerations to keep in mind:
- Type of Vacuum
- Present Cleaning Needs
- Budget Available
- Performance and Features
Type of Vacuum Cleaner
There are two main categories to watch out for: upright and canister cleaners. Upright vacuum cleaners are connected to a brush roll, and are perfect for cleaning carpet and rugs made of synthetic fibre. I have also come to the realization that these types of cleaners, depending on the brand and settings, may also be adept at smooth flooring, so you can always weigh your options.
Canister vacuum cleaners are a versatile group of cleaners, and consist of a wand and hose that adds to their convenience. In addition, the canister cleaner is preferable because it is easy to maneuver, thus reaching those far corners.
What cleaning needs are at hand for the choice vacuum cleaner?
This is one of the most important factors to consider. Once you have established the area to be cleaned, you need to determine the needs you have. For instance, does the carpet in the room to be cleaned have high human traffic? Is it cluttered or crowded with furniture pieces on select rugs?
Are there any fixtures that need special attention? What about a carpeted staircase or hallway? Staircases are best cleaned using a canister model as upright cleaners are too bulky to handle on the stairs.
How much are you looking to spend on your new cleaner? I’d recommend looking at the cleaner as an investment that will last up to a decade. The typical range for a quality vacuum is between $200 and $900 (although there are appliances that cost well beyond this range).
As expected, good quality vacuum cleaners cost a good amount. Keeping in mind this is not an appliance that you are likely to dispose off quickly, it helps to take a balanced approach between needs/ functionality and the cost. Always strive to spend money within your budget; you do not want an appliance that reminds you of debt!
Performance and Features
The performance is best studied using the provided product specifications. The most important specs are suction power, airflow, capacity and noise level. It is also important to ascertain whether the vacuum cleaner of choice can have attachments fixed to give it versatility.
Other features that may be of interest include the ease of use, the quality as well as the durability. Finding the best vacuum cleaner need not be a hectic process; with these tips, you are set to get value for your money, and certainly clean alluring spaces.