With so many different kinds of vacuum cleaners available on the market, choosing the right one for your home can be a difficult task. With a wide range of technologies and features, you may be lured into buying an expensive vacuum cleaner which does not satisfy your home cleaning needs. Thus, it is important to keep in mind the purpose and needs of your home, while investing in a vacuum cleaner. Our guide on choosing the right vacuum cleaner for your home will help you know which one is the best for you.

Types of Vacuum Cleaners

  1. Upright Vacuum Cleaners
  2. One of the most popular choices in home today is the upright vacuum cleaner. These cost-effective vacuum cleaners are perfect for the house that has lots of carpets and rugs as well as smooth surfaces. Since they deep clean carpets easily, upright vacuum cleaners work best if you have wall-to-wall carpeting and a large surface area to cover. Automatic, self-adjustable roller brush height and tool-free brush removal can be especially useful for effective cleaning performance on different floor surfaces. This type of vacuum cleaner is highly recommended for homes with pets and kids since the carpets are liable to get dirty more often.

    A strong filtration system in an upright vacuum cleaner makes all the difference, such as the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) H13, which removes 99.97% of all germs and is the best one currently on the market.

  3. Canister Vacuum Cleaners

  4. After uprights, a canister vacuum cleaner is the second most popular choice among customers. With a versatile cleaning capacity, these vacuum cleaners are suitable for almost all sorts of homes. They are fitted with wheels for easy manoeuvrability. Due to their ability to fit into tight spaces, they can clean curtains, upholstery, ceiling corners and even the underside of furniture - places an upright vacuum wouldn't normally reach. If your home has stairs, then a canister vacuum is the perfect choice. It will help you easily get in and around the railings using the separate hose attachment. Unlike uprights, canister vacuums are better at cleaning hardwood or tile floors, though some can even clean carpets just as effectively. Canister vacuums make less noise as compared to the upright vacuums, and hence, are suitable for homes with older people etc.

    The only downside of canister vacuum cleaners is that due to their bulky size, they are difficult to store in a closet.

  5. Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaners

  6. A cost-effective vacuum cleaner with multiple features, the wet-dry vacuum cleaner is a great bargain. The dual filtration system of this vacuum cleaner allows you to clean both wet and dry floors without changing the filter. Wet-dry vacuum cleaners are available in both single motor (35L) and dual motor (75L) variants along with features that allow easy manoeuvering. The container is also simpler and faster to empty. Some great ways to use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner are:

    • Cleaning the fireplace

    • Unclogging the sink and bathtubs

    • Blowing out leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts

    • Cleaning up water spills and minor flooding

    • Removing nails, screws and wood shavings from a workspace

    Other features such as the motor head, push handle and container locking mechanisms, allow for single-handed use of the vacuum cleaner in the home.

  7. Backpack Vacuum Cleaners

  8. The backpack vacuum cleaner is a comfortable, lightweight option for home cleaners. These vacuums clean all kinds of carpets and hardwood floors and house a very strong motor of 1100 or 850 watt for better cleaning. Backpack vacuum cleaners also have a large capacity dust bag for longer dust cleaning; their ultra-tough body gives them protection from cracks and distortion.

    The soft foam harness of the backpack vacuum, with fully adjustable waistband, contoured straps and added back padding, allows for a comfortable cleaning. When using a backpack vacuum cleaner, the mundane backwards-and-forward motion of the upright cleaner does not have to be repeated. With the help of the 2 piece wand, floor tool, dusting brush and crevice nozzle that are supplied along with backpack vacuums, you can carry out a thorough cleaning that covers all nooks, corners and hard-to-reach places of your home.

    Factors to Consider when Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

    The following features should be considered when you are evaluating which kind of vacuum cleaner to buy for your home:

    Filtration: An important marker of a vacuum cleaner’s performance is its ability to retain the fine particles of dust. If the cleaner does not have a strong filtration system, these fine particles can escape it and settle back in the room as dust. In such a scenario, a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter does the best job. It is also a great pick if a family member has allergies.

    Ease of Use: Setting aside all the other features and specifications, an important consideration in a vacuum cleaner is that it must be easy to use. Look for any issues that you have with your current vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner should feel good in your hand and not fatiguing. Relay all your current hindrances and preferred specifications to a cleaning supplies professional to help you choose the right one for your needs.

    Noise Level: Certain vacuum cleaners can be almost unbearable to use with the amount of noise generated. You might want to buy a vacuum cleaner that at least lets you hear the phone or doorbell easily. Canister vacuums are particularly known for their low noise levels.

    Bagged/Bagless: This is a constant point of debate while buying vacuum cleaners for the home. A common mistake is to assume that the addition of a bag makes a difference in the cleaning ability of a vacuum cleaner. In fact, buying a bagged or bagless cleaner makes no difference in cleaning ability. Only point of difference - the bagged cleaner is less messy, but bag replacements need to be available with you at all times. On the other hand, bagless cleaners are much more convenient but can be irritating and hazardous if you or anyone in the family has allergies.

    We hope our guide helped you in choosing the right vacuum cleaner for your home cleaning needs.

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