Different home appliances are available in the market that has made our lives easier and more comfortable. Vacuum cleaners have made laborious and tedious cleaning tasks easier. It is now possible to clean large spaces effectively and in no time. It can be confusing to make the right choice among the various options available. The following tips can make help make the vacuum selection process easier-
- Determine your needs and set a budget
It is important to evaluate the-
- Surfaces and areas to clean
- Frequency of use
- Type and amount of dust and dirt to collect
Determining the needs will help an individual to narrow down the important functional and technical features that the vacuum cleaner should possess. For example, to vacuum big spaces, individuals should carefully select cleaners with motors that don’t get heated easily when used continuously for longer durations. To efficiently get rid of hair and dust from the carpets, look for a rolling brush inside the head of the cleaner. One should compare and contrast different available options with required features and choose the right one that is affordable and belongs to a reputable brand.
- Design- size and capacity
For cleaning larger homes or office spaces, one should opt for a canister-type vacuum cleaner that has a big bag for storing dirt, a long cord and great suction power for convenient cleaning. Bag less or stick-type vacuum cleaners that operate on battery have lesser dust storage capacity and weaker suction performance as compared to canister-type cleaners and are more suitable for cleaning smaller spaces or car interiors.
- Ease of use and storage
The vacuum cleaner should be easy to use. The pipe of the cleaner should not be bulky, fatiguing and difficult to manoeuvre. Controls on the handle for choosing the right suction levels should be easy to understand and operate. The vacuum cleaner should also have an easy and hygienic mechanism for the disposal of accumulated dust. Stick vacuum cleaners are lightweight with sleek design, portable and easy to store, making them a preferred choice by people who have space constraints.
- Check for additional accessories
It is important to look for additional brushes and attachments- nozzles and extension pipes etc., for cleaning different surface types. A round soft bristle brush can be good for dusting delicate pieces like lampshades and a flexible cleaning head can help to clean narrower and difficult-to-reach spaces.
- Noise levels
It is of utmost importance to consider the noise levels even though they don’t determine the vacuum cleaner’s efficiency. One should opt for a bag less vacuum cleaner that does not produce any discomforting sounds in noise-sensitive environments like office spaces or households with babies.
- Power consumption
The higher the power saving ratings, the greater will be savings on the electricity bills. Large vacuum cleaners help to effectively get rid of greater volumes of dirt but may consume more energy and may be noisier than stick-type cleaners.
The quality of construction and build of the vacuum cleaner will decide how long it will last. The components should not feel flimsy and should be easy to assemble. Buyers should always opt for cleaners with longer warranty periods to save themselves from unexpected manufacturing defects. So many options for various household appliances like clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners, microwaves etc., are available in the market. Third-party reviews are, therefore, very important to build confidence and make the right choice.
- Filtration capacity
Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filtration technology that effectively capture fine dust particles and expel only clean, dust-free and odourless air should be preferred by those with allergies and asthma.
Everyone wants to keep their surroundings clean. It is, therefore, to compare and contrast different available options and invest in a good vacuum cleaner that is great value for money.