HOW TO CHOOSE A VACUUM CLEANER IN 2018 – STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION
No person could imagine a life without a vacuum cleaner – this purchase is one of the people’s biggest priorities. Nevertheless, when going to the store, many people are surprised to find that there are a considerable number of models with different characteristics and functions. In this article, we are going to show you how to choose a vacuum cleaner, and what aspects to consider and keep in mind when buying one.
- 1 Choosing both the type of cleaning supported by the vacuum cleaner, and the dust collector
- 2 The Optimal Suction Power
- 3 The Efficiency of Filters
- 4 The Vacuum Management System
- 5 The Suction Pipe – What It Should Be
- 6 The Nozzles: How Many and Which
- 7 The Allowable Noise Level
- 8 What Else to Consider When Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner
- 9 Choosing the Vacuum Cleaner Design
- 9.1 Balloon Type Vacuum Cleaners
- 9.2 Vertical Type Vacuum Cleaners
- 9.3 Mop Type Vacuum Cleaners
- 9.4 Handheld Type Vacuum Cleaners
- 9.5 The Varieties of Vacuum Cleaners
- 9.6 Vacuum Cleaners for Stairs
- 9.7 Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair
- 9.8 Vacuum for Allergy Sufferers
- 9.9 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
- 9.10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- 9.11 Vacuum Cleaner for Carpet
- 9.12 Hard Floor Vacuum
- 9.13 Lightweight Vacuum
- 9.14 Leaf Vacuum Cleaners
Choosing both the type of cleaning supported by the vacuum cleaner, and the dust collector
First, you’ll need to decide what kind of cleaning you require in your home or space – traditional dry or wet; when using a vacuum cleaner, you can wash floor coverings. In the latter case, it is called “washing”. Devices for dry cleaning, in turn, are also divided into several kinds. For example, they can differ in the way in which they collect garbage – e.g., in a bag or in a special removable container. Besides, some models are equipped with water filters (aquafilter).
Vacuum cleaners with dry type of cleaning
1. Models with dust bags. Such devices are found in stores frequently because they’re very common. They are not expensive and are easy to use. Consumers like disposable paper bags, especially because it can be removed and thrown away without inhaling the dust and particles inside of it. Fabric bags can be used repetitively, but they require to be cleaned periodically.
When buying a new vacuum cleaner, customers usually get one fabric bag and several paper bags along with the set
When disposable products made of paper expire, the urgency to buy new ones occurs – you have to pay for this good. This means that you will have to spend a certain amount of money (albeit small one), as well as your valuable time to search for dust containers. Still, and sometimes when you go to the store to buy new paper bags, you will find that the appropriate size for your specific vacuum won’t be offered. Nonetheless, there are fabric bags that work for years without requiring replacement. On the other hand, it is harmful to inhale the dust inside these devices when they’re shaken out. Who would want that? People who suffer from allergies are more vulnerable to these particles, which is why this is an undesirable feature – to have a dust leak.
A vacuum with a dust bag is launched because of an electric motor that starts the vacuum’s fan. Due to this, in the chamber, which is built into the body of the device, a rarefied atmosphere is created. The dust comes through, going, from a brush of a hoover, through a hose and a suction pipe, all the way to a chamber inlet. When it gets there, the air, along with the garbage, turn out inside the bag-dust collector, after the litter settles in the bag. Dirty air passes through the filter system, where it gets rid of extraneous impurities. The filtered air goes outside through an outlet port, and the process starts over.
1. Air intake: dirty air passes through here, along with dust and debris; 2. Bag holder; 3. A disposable or reusable bag in which most of the litter is settled; 4. A motor filter that prevents it from hard dusting; 5. A motor; 6. A fine cleaning filter, HEPA type
2. Models without dust bags.
Such hoovers use cyclone-type systems. British engineer, John Dyson, developed the device. The essence of its work is as follows: retracted air, mixed with dust, gets inside a special container of conical shape. There, the air masses move along in a spiral trajectory, passing the path from a cone base to its apex. These particles rotate faster and faster every time, and dust, under the influence of centrifugal power, is pressed into the shape walls. Dust particles just fall down to the bottom of the container when the air masses stop rotating
1. Incoming airflow with dust; 2. Separation of large litter particles; 3. Filtration of small dust particles; 4. Air filtration with HEPA filter.
Modern models of this type utilize the “double cyclone” principle, which Dyson also invented. For more solid dust particles, an outer cyclone device is used, where the air moves spirally. Most of the garbage remains on a separation plate, which is on the way to entering an inner cyclone. There, smaller dust particles are removed. Due to the transparent container walls, customers get to admire this process, observing how the dusty whirlwinds are raised.
After you have finished vacuuming, simply, and by shaking out the debris, you can empty the container. It is recommended to rinse the container periodically for hygienically sustainable motives.
Many people prefer purchasing cyclone models for houses. In fact, when a dust collector of a hoover is full, the suction power does not decrease. This profitably distinguishes them from devices that are equipped with dust bags. When it is filled, the apparatus’ suction power reduces noticeably.
However, and by buying a cyclone type of vacuum, you can’t be 100% that it won’t have shortcomings. When shaking out the container, you’re prone to come in contact with the dust. Moreover, an outcoming cleansed air is not filtered properly – about 97% of the dust is retained. Still, current HEPA filters, which serve for additional air purification purposes, reduce the second defect impressively. This vacuum is so good that a break in the cyclone should not be allowed. Sadly, lowering the airstream can break it. For example, this can happen when a carpet or any other object cling the hoover’s brush.
3. Models with aquafilter.These vacuums have a special filter with water that deters dust. During the cleaning process, the dirty air goes through a suction pipe and a hose. The air supply pressure is high, and it immediately mixes with water, forming a mass of bubbles. In this case, large dust particles quickly drown, and small ones “hide” in air bubbles. To remove them apply additional filters.
1. The main filtration takes place in a water bath; 2. Intermediate filter – filters out small dust particles that have escaped the water; 3. HEPA filter – catches the smallest particles.
Such devices are useful because they have a constant suction power. Moreover, emptying the dust collector is an easy process – you just need to remove the water filter and pour the contaminated liquid into the sewer. Additionally, models with aquafilter features support the creation of a comfortable microclimate. After filtration, they provide clean, fresh and moistened air in return.
Nevertheless, it is crucial to remember that the container of such hoover requires being shaken out, as well being washed and clean regularly (after each vacuuming). Keep in mind that you sometimes won’t have the time or desire to do it.
Moreover, and for an apparatus with an aquafilter, more space is required, in comparison to a conventional one, since its dimensions are bigger. Therefore, before you decide to buy one of these products, you must previously think of where the device will be stored in your home and if you have the space that it requires. Furthermore, and if you choose to buy a vacuum of this sort as a gift to an elderly person, it is recommended that you inquire whether the person needs it. Why? Because perhaps, a grandmother would prefer a classic compact model with a bag, that doesn’t require being washed every time.
Despite all of the technical improvements and enhancements that these devices go through, in the process of using a vacuum cleaner that has a container or aquafilter, some shortcomings may appear – said shortcomings may lead to customers refusing to use the product. Knowing that smart manufacturers have produced models, with which you can use either a container, or an aquafilter, or a dust bag.
Vacuum cleaners with wet cleaning function
These devices can clean both in a dry and in a “wet” manner. In the latter case, water is sprayed on the floor and then sucked into the vacuum. This feature can help when you need to clean up a puddle from the floor quickly. They’re very convenient when it comes to cleaning carpets, tiles, and masonry. Additionally, when a special nozzle is put on this device, you can wash the windowpanes and make them look shinier. If you choose a domestic vacuum that has this feature, you will get a higher cleaning quality. This product works efficiently enough to be used only once a week, achieving the same quality of cleanliness that you get when you use a “dry” vacuum cleaner every other day.
In addition to washing various surfaces, these devices can:
- Clean up large litters (even wet ones)
- Moisten, purify and aromatize the air
- Purge the clog in the bath or sink
Now, let’s talk about the drawbacks. The price for models that come with washing functions is two or even three times higher than the price of those that only through a dry method. In addition, not every furniture piece can be cleaned with water. Carpets with natural nap and noble parquet do not tolerate such handling. Another aspect to consider is that it may be difficult for a fragile woman or child to clean with such vacuum cleaners – they are big and bulky. After each cleaning, you will have to disassemble, wash and dry the device, which can also be tedious. The electricity consumption of this one is high, as well as the quantities of detergent it requires to work properly. By the way, when you clean the carpet, most of the cleanser you use remains on it, which is terrible!
Each device of this model has two containers: 1. For clean water with detergent. 2. For dirty water.
A composition goes from the first reservoir through a hose, to special nozzles spraying all over the surface. The second container in the suction mode receives the spent liquid. A supply of clean water can be regulated independently.
1. Clean detergent solution. 2. The atomiser. 3. Spraying the detergent solution. 4. Absorption of dirt. 5. The collected dirt moves into a special container. 6. The direction of brush movement.
The Optimal Suction Power
This feature is key when comparing similar models. Naturally, it is better to pick the one whose suction power is much higher. After all, this indicates a more efficient work – hence, the apartment will be cleaned faster and will look nicer.
Besides, you should not confuse the suction power with the consumption levels. This is usually indicated on the body of a vacuum with the help of large numbers and is quantified in thousands of watts. Therefore, it is possible to see denotations of 1200, 1800, 2000, 1500 watts.
The previous information indicates how much power the model consumes. Either a suction power is written in small print on a body, or it is not written at all. Consequently, you will need to look for it in the technical manual of the device, where you’ll be able to find all of the relevant information.
The problem is that no one has come up with standards to measure the suction power of vacuums so far. For instance, there is a washing or spinning option in washing machines, which has fetched since a long time ago to a common world denominator. Therefore, different manufacturers report the suction power in various ways. For instance, some of them began to measure this parameter in aerowatts. This unit originated from the English measuring system and is not standardized on a global scale. Because of this, the other part of the manufacturers indicates the suction power simply in watts.
Usually, reputable manufacturers specify two denotations for their vacuum cleaner’s suction power: maximum and nominal. These parameters help the user select the correct product. The thing here though, is that the maximum suction power of these artifacts can be observed during the first few minutes after the hoover is switched on; its nominal power can be experienced after 5-10 minutes of use. It is acceptable when these denotations differ by 14-16%, never more.
If this indicator lies in the range from 300 to 350 watts, then the vacuum cleaner will cope with tile, linoleum, and short-carpet covering. Owners of large apartments, pets or deep-piled carpets should purchase models that have a suction power of around 350 to 500 watts. A successful combination for any user is low power consumption products that come with a high suction power. These attributes make a fancy, expensive vacuum.
The Efficiency of Filters
To remove a considerable percentage of dirt and dust particles from the air, these must be filtered meticulously and carefully. Some elite vacuum cleaners are equipped with 10-12 filters. Mostly, this is just a regular trick that marketers implement. Let’s take a closer look at the filtration system. When air, along with litter and dust is sucked by the vacuum cleaner, it gets into one of three devices: a bag, aquafilter or container. The most substantial dust particles are left there, and the smaller ones continue their path along with the air, reaching the front of a motor filter. The air protects the electric engine from dust. It moves further and reaches the output filters.
Frequently, the output filters use electrostatic microfilters, S filters, and fine cleaning devices – HEPA filters. The name of the latter is an abbreviation that stands for “High-Efficiency Particulate Air”. In other words, we get “highly effective air purification”. Microparticles of dust that are captured by output filters can have a size of 0.3 microns. Various models of filters can have different degrees of efficiency and durability, and that’s what you need to check.
HEPA filter – is a peculiar, harmonic filter, composed of a special fiber material that has a thread diameter of 0.65 to 6.5 microns. Disposable filters are made of fiberglass, paper, but reusable ones – of fluoroplastic. Fluoroplastic products require periodic washing; on this understanding, you can use them for a long time… as much as the hoover itself, even. The efficiency of the HEPA filter determines the European standard – EN 1822. You can read more about models of the HEPA type.
One of the HEPA filter versions
Modern vacuum cleaners are usually equipped with HEPA H13, H12, or H11 filters. You’ll rarely find devices that use HEPA H10 filters. The number indicated at the end determines the degree of air purification. The larger its denotation, the more efficient the filtering system is. At the same time, the cost of the vacuum increases as the level of air purification increases. Nevertheless, those who suffer from asthma and allergies should not discard these products, as they could improve their quality of life and health. Experts know how to choose a good vacuum cleaner for a corresponding category of people – these are the models where there are HEPA H13 or higher versions of filters. They don’t only remove all of the dust (even the smallest particles) from the air, but they also take care of the tobacco smoke and the pollen of plants.
When buying a vacuum cleaner, you need to keep in mind that the most amazing filters are not always available for all models. They need to be purchased separately most of the times. There are HEPA filters of several types out there on the market – they are both reusable and replaceable.
|Filter name and labeling||Percentage of particles to be removed, %|
|НЕРА Н 10||85|
|НЕРА Н 11||95|
|НЕРА Н 12||99,5|
|HEPA H 13||99,95|
|HEPA H 14||99,995|
|HEPA (ULPA) H 15||99,9995|
|HEPA (ULPA) H 16||99,99995|
One thing you should know about S filters is that these are devices that contribute to even higher levels of air purification. The degree to which they catch allergens and the smallest dust particles is very high; 99.97%! They can also be replaceable or reusable. Moreover, S filters require washing or replacing only once a year.
The Vacuum Management System
This is the system that turns on a vacuum cleaner, turns it off and regulates its suction power. Usually, for these purposes, there are buttons on a tube or a lever on a control panel or on a body to manage the different functions. Vacuum cleaners can be controlled electronically or mechanically.
1. Mechanical system. The mechanical system consists of a rotator or a slide switch located on the body of the device. With its help, the power is regulated. Such system has some disadvantages. During the cleaning, when you want to adjust the power, you will have to tilt to a device body, and the possibility of its adjustment is limited to fixed denotations.
2. Electronic system. The electronic system is a regulator of a rheostatic type, which allows users to smoothly change the power, just as the sound in the radio receiver is regulated. The regulator is located either on the body or on the hoover’s tube. Some models have a liquid crystal display that shows the power denotation, as well as other operating parameters. In general, it is more comfortable to use devices with an electronic system than those with a mechanical one, because, also, these are less power consuming.
According to the principle of operation, the following types of vacuum cleaner controls are distinguished:
- Wired management, which assumes that the wires are running through the body to the tube through a hose. The reliability of this method is high enough, but the wires make the vacuum’s hose heavier. Cleaning becomes uncomfortable.
- Infrared control, which isn’t less reliable than the previous one, but in this type, the hose is a little lighter. This system works in the same way that a conventional remote control would.
- Radio control, which is one of the best types of control. Its reliability is the highest. The only downside – they’re costly.
Some modern vacuum cleaners are equipped with useful functions – their power is automatically adjusted according to the type of surface to be cleaned. For example, if you have to clean a smooth floor, set of books or furniture, then you should consider purchasing a device with a suction power of 250-300 aerowatts. If you’re looking to clean pile coatings, keep in mind that these require a suction power of 300-400 aerowatts.
The Suction Pipe – What It Should Be
In the vacuum design, this part plays an important role. Many models that came with plastic pipes were sold in the past, but if you really want one, look strongly for it, and you may still find it somewhere. If you don’t know how to choose the right hoover, listen to the advice of professionals – they don’t normally recommend buying appliances with a suction pipe made of plastic. Why? Because if it is made of metal, it will work for a longer time.
Structurally, a pipe can be static or demountable, connected from two tubes inserted one into the other.
Often, you will be able to find suction tubes of a telescopic type (like the one in the image). They can be extended to the desired length, adopting your required position. This feature is impressive, and it makes them the “coolest” vacuums on the market.
The Nozzles: How Many and Which
To turn your vacuum cleaner into a universal device that can clean any surface, you can apply various nozzles. They’ll allow you to cope with cleaning smooth floors and long carpets, velvet curtains, and upholstered furniture, among many other surfaces. Usually, there are three or five different nozzles that come in your vacuum’s standard kit.
Consider the main ones:
The slot-type nozzle: it’s a flattened tube that has a narrow slit at the tip. It is included in the standard kit of any vacuum. It helps to cope with dust inside batteries and behind them, as well as along the skirting boards.
Round brush with long pile: it is convenient to clean books, as well as carved furniture and other products with a complex surface.
The rigid oval brush: it’s equipped with a short pile. It is used to clean carpets hangings on the walls, heavy curtains, and upholstered furniture.
Turbo brush: it’s useful for owners of cats, dogs, and other domestic animals. It copes with wool, soft furniture, and carpets (this applies to hair) perfectly. Moreover, it will not be superfluous for needlewomen, as it can collect thread from the floor. Also, in summer, the turbo brush will successfully struggle with poplar fluff.
Electric brush – otherwise, an electric turbo brush. It has all the advantages of the previous nozzle, but it works in a much quieter way, as it rotates by the strength of an electric current. It has one drawback; due to the wires of the body of the device, the pipe is a little heavier than usual. Like the typical turbo brushes, these can’t be used in carpets, where the pile is longer than a half centimeter.
The brush with natural bristles: it is used to process “noble” and expensive coatings, as well as smooth surfaces. Examples can be parquet, granite, stones (artificial and natural), and laminate. Natural bristles will not scratch the coatin.
The Allowable Noise Level
This is also an important aspect that you should keep in mind when buying a product of this sort – too “loud” devices can get on the nerves of anyone and causes bad headaches. Therefore, pay attention to the number of decibels that your hoover has.
On March 12, 2002, in Brussels, a convention declaring the noise level of various apparatuses was adopted. Representatives of many famous brands that produce vacuum cleaners signed this document. Said brands include Miele, Philips, Rowenta, LG, Bosch, and Electrolux. The Convention determined that vacuum cleaners need to be tested by the manufacturers, using the product at the maximum engine power.
Measurements are made as follows. The finished product is plugged in an electrical socket, and within 30-50 centimeters from it, a microphone is placed. In addition, it is necessary to take a device that measures the noise level and makes a recording. Tests are conducted two or three times (until the noise level becomes constant). That is the way in which every vacuum cleaner is checked. Even if only 7% of the whole production will be “louder” than the other 93%, manufacturers still need to declare the maximum noise level.
Modern models of vacuum cleaners should not make a stronger noise than 80 decibels. As an example – when a person whispers, he/she makes a noise of about 40 decibels. Stores have models that reach 70 decibels and even 60-65 decibels. The cyclone type vacuums are the noisiest; they make even louder noise than those models that come with dust bags.
What Else to Consider When Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner
The hoover’s weight can range from 4 (for compact models) to 5-6 kilograms (for full-size ones). The latter is the most convenient for regular use. A reduction in weight and size – this is usually the result of savings on the volume of the dust container.
The type of parking (storage) can be horizontal or vertical. Horizontal parking does not change the natural working position of the vacuum cleaner. Vertical parking means that a device is placed on the front side, where the network socket is located. In this case, it is possible to fix a tube vertically on its body. As a result, an area for storage for the vacuum is significantly saved.
The compartment for nozzles, located on the body of the device, helps to keep them in place and not lose them. Some manufacturers provide a place for storage on a handle, where nozzles are fixed on a special panel. When working, this panel is removed, and after cleaning, it is put back on. Nevertheless, user reviews show that it is incredibly inconvenient to store them in such a way. Cleaning can be delayed and complicated.
Protection from overheating is a necessary function. If it does not come with your product, don’t forget that an engine that has been heated to a critical state may break down. The device is heated for various reasons – frequently for the dust collector to be filled “to the brim”. Another cause of overheating may be a blockage that happens when the air cannot go through the hose or the tube. Practically, all modern vacuum cleaners have an automatic shut-off feature for when the permissible temperature is exceeded.
Blocking a false start would be required if you accidentally forget to insert the dust collector after the last cleaning. The blocker could warn you, and the device would not turn on.
The indicators, which monitor the condition of the vacuum and its operability. If they are not available, you will have to periodically open the body of your device and visually check whether everything is in order or not. The device can be equipped with an overheating indicator (if the automatic shutdown feature is not provided), an indicator of the contamination levels in the filter, signaling the necessity to replace or clean it, and an indicator of how full the dust bag is.
The length of an electric cord determines the mobility of the vacuum and also regulates the radius of its action. Modern devices usually have the function of automatic cord winding, and sometimes these are supplemented by the possibility of an auto-reverse feature (which means that the chord unwinds when the vacuum cleaner is removed from the outlet, and when moving in the opposite direction, the cord automatically winds up).
The wheels of the device determine its maneuverability by a 90%. If they are fixed from the sides of the body, then the motion is possible only along a straight trajectory. Another thing is that when the wheels are fixed on the bottom of the machine, the vacuum cleaner is able to move in any direction and deftly skirting the corners. Plastic wheels are not practical because they sometimes scratch the floor coverings. It is better to choose models that have rubberized tires.
Another convenient thing is a protective soft bumper, which envelops the entire perimeter of the vacuum cleaner. It protects it from impacts against the furniture and/or corners of the room.
Choosing the Vacuum Cleaner Design
There are four versions of a vacuum cleaner design. You should keep this in mind, to understand how to choose a vacuum cleaner for an apartment or a house. Types of devices can be as follow: a balloon, vertical, handheld or a mop type vacuum cleaner.
Balloon Type Vacuum Cleaners
These devices have the following main features:
- Cleaning of horizontal and vertical planes, including bookshelves, stairs, and carpets hanging on the wall.
- Cleaning of hard surfaces for floors and carpet (except for some models, which are specified) coatings. For carpets, there is a special brush-nozzle in the kit.
- Standard kit: suction tube, nozzle-brush for the floor, slot-type nozzle, and a nozzle for upholstered furniture.
- Device with an automatic cord rewind feature.
Additionally, there may be:
- Excellent cleaning filters (HEPA filters);
- A special brush for hard-to-reach places;
- A cord of increased length;
- A suction tube of increased length.
Vertical Type Vacuum Cleaners
- There are rollers and hinges that increase maneuverability.
- The brush is equipped with a bumper, protecting the walls and furniture.
- The depth of carpet cleaning is adjustable.
- There is a backlight.
- The brush moves automatically.
- Availability of a switch on the brush for you to choose from (includes almost all surfaces; from hard coatings to carpets).
- HEPA filters.
- Tube-nozzle on the suction pipe to clean curtains and chandeliers.
- Elongated cord and its automatic winding.
- Extended suction pipe.
- The sensor of pollution levels that regulate the device’s suction power;
- Nozzle for hard-to-reach places.
- An indicator of your dust bag filling levels;
- The system of electric motor protection; from hitting coins, paper, and other litter.
Mop Type Vacuum Cleaners
This device is best suited for small rooms, where the floor is hard. Those people who cannot use bulky and heavy vacuum cleaners of standard sizes would particularly appreciate this one. With it, you can clean the floor, carpets, stairs, and rugs every day.
Mop Type Vacuum Cleaner has the following advantages:
- The simplicity of storage, compactness, low weight;
- No noise during cleaning;
- A convenient container is used instead of a bag;
- there are models that do not have an electrical cord.
Handheld Type Vacuum Cleaners
These small devices can easily and quickly remove small garbage. Depending on the modification, they can operate from the socket or from the battery.
- Lightweight and small;
- Plastic container-dust collector;
- The possibility of cleaning vertical planes.
Additionally (for some models):
- Additionally (for some models):
- A brush for upholstered furniture;
- A brush to clean stains and spilled liquids from carpets and furniture;
- You can lock the “start” button.
The Varieties of Vacuum Cleaners
Car Vacuum Cleaners
Your car’s interior is continuously being contaminated, with your shoes, your sneezes, food leftovers, etc. Moreover, and if you have a dog and you carry your pet in the vehicle, then its hair contributes to this too. We understand that it is unpleasant to sit in such a dirty environment. Cleaning the interior with a handheld brush will give no positive results; why? Because you’ll need to use a car vacuum cleaner.
Features of these gadgets:
- Lightweight: it varies in the range of 1-1.5kg. Thus, it is effortless to hold such an assembly with one hand;
- A low power consumption level (ten times less than household devices have);
- A set of nozzles, optimized for cleaning inside the car.
Vacuum Cleaners for Stairs
Possibly, stairs are one of the hardest places to be cleaned inside your house. This task is almost impossible with the help of traditional hoover, as it has a considerable size. The only solution here is an apparatus of small size that’s specially designed for stairs.
- Lightweight and portable;
- It is powerful enough and efficient.
- Some hoovers may be converted easily into a handheld one;
- These are cordless models;
- Saving electricity consumption levels by using batteries;
Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair
Pet owners contemplate this gadget as indispensable because it can efficiently cope with molting issues.
Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair has the following advantages:
- High power (including the suction one);
- Availability of two turbo brushes: large and small;
- Stable high suction power even when the dust bag is full;
- Hygienic (high class of exhaust HEPA filters – 13 or 14, in some cases HEPA 12).
Additionally, main features of using an electric turbo brush in such hoovers:
- It is much more efficient than a mechanical one because it does not reduce the suction power of the hoover;
- Low noise level;
- It has a constant speed of rotation and is suitable for all surfaces.
Ordinary house dust is one of the most common allergens. About 40% of people suffer from an allergy to dust, but most of them do not even suspect that this substance is the cause of many coughs, colds, conjunctivitis, and/or irritations of the mucous membranes that they’ve had. Therefore, the hoover for allergic customers is out there for you.
The Vacuum for Allergy Suffers contains:
- Finest S filters or HEPA ones that remove approximately 99.99% of dust;
- Aquafilters as an alternative to paper and fabric dust bags. They are irreplaceable for dust soaks and settles in the container.
- Wet cleaning function, which is especially useful when there are carpets or upholstered furniture in the house.
- Vacuuming with an aquafilter moisturizes the air;
- Some models can do both dry and wet cleaning.
Robot Vacuum Cleaner
The robot-cleaner is one of the main types of cordless devices. It works without having to be connected to a socket and refers to an intelligent device, because it can clean the room independently, solving complex problems.
Advantages of the gadget:
- Ready to work at any time;
- Cleaning without direct human interference;
- Low power consumption;
- Comfortable storage.
Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
A cordless vacuum is a machine that can work without a direct connection to a socket. The peculiarity of the device is that it is always ready to come to the rescue at the right time. Someone overturned the croup to the floor, or the child ate the cookies on a soft carpet – the cordless assistant is irreplaceable in similar cases.
- In the process of cleaning does not require connection to the electronic outlet;
- The battery is used as the main power source;
- It requires regular recharging;
- Increased maneuverability;
- Saving the electricity consumption;
- Compact and convenient sizes in comparison with usual devices.
These devices are useful when it is necessary to clean surfaces, which are difficult to clean. For example, deep-piled carpets.
- The device suction power is the highest in comparison with any other models (350-500 watts);
- There is a switch that adjusts the suction power;
- Dry/wet cleaning;
- Large device sizes.
Hard Floor Vacuum
Many vacuums for hard floors have the same design and power as standard ones but weigh significantly less. Moreover, you can customize the functions to make it safer to clean the noble coverings.
These devices have the following main features:
- Suction control settings;
- Have either an automatic or a manual height adjuster;
- The ability to turn off the brush roll;
- Bristles are made of fine material;
- Rubber wheels.
The benefits of hoovers are many, but after cleaning, these vacuums need to be stored somewhere. If the apartment does not have enough storage space, you can buy a compact “cleaner”: it can be pushed even under the sofa.
- Compact models are considered to weight not more than 5 kg;
- Reduced dust bag volume and the engine power;
- Some models can be used with one hand;
- Stepped air filtration system.
Leaf Vacuum Cleaners
Rake can’t always rake quickly and easily remove leaves that have accumulated on the backyard. If the area is large enough and there are many hard-to-reach places, then this task becomes even more complicated. You can try to use the leaf vacuum to solve this problem.
Main features of handheld leaf vacuums:
- Lightness (weight from 3 to 7 kg);
- Mobility (easily transported);
- Simplicity of management (all components are easily removed, and mechanisms – are switched on/off);
- Convenience (the device is equipped with a rubberized handle and an additional shoulder strap).
- suitable for cleaning small areas: personal plots, attics, paths, up to 0.2 hectares;
- a small garbage bag, it will have to be changed or shaken very often;
If you carefully read all the instructions, then you have probably decided which device you will end up buying next time you go to the store. Remember all the essential features that you need to consider when purchasing one. We hope that you have learned how to choose a vacuum.