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Your Quick Guide To Vacuum Cleaner Shopping Online

Aug 17, 2007
Researching the power, suction and edge cleaning abilities of a vacuum cleaner to make sure that it'll perform at the level you need, is very important. Today, vacuum cleaner manufacturers are trying to meet the high demand for new and improved vacuums. You want to get a good quality vacuum cleaner that will last a long time and save money in the process.

Many bagged models include a full bag indicator light to help users remember to change the bag. Vacuums can lose suction when the filters or bags get clogged and blow dirt back into the air. Bagless models use a series of filters to trap dirt in a dust cup while allowing air to pass through the machine; however, they can be very messy to empty.

There are no standards set for sealed models. Some vacuums rely on bags or filters to trap the dirt; they can clog up and lose their suction. The vacuum industry is making great strides in making powerful vacuum cleaners that weigh much less.

You'll need to decide whether you want a bag or a bagless vacuum. If you plan to buy online you can still try out vacuum cleaners at your local vacuum cleaner dealers and stores that carry vacuum cleaners. Do you want an upright or canister?

A self-propelled vacuum cleaner may sound great, but they're actually very heavy to lift. Canister vacuum cleaners that have onboard tool storage make tools handy to reach. Always check and see how long the warranty is good for; the longer the better of course.

You can save a lot of money buying vacuum cleaners online if you do some thorough research first. Of course you want to get the cleanest possible 'clean' for your carpets. The lower priced upright vacuum cleaner may or may not include manual adjustment for the height of the carpet.

Find out the air watts to get a good indication of its suction power. Read the warranty fine print so you know exactly what's covered in the event it's defective or you need it repaired. Higher priced upright vacuum cleaners may range from $200 to $500, depending on the features.

Some canister vacuum cleaners do offer HEPA filtration. You can find vacuum cleaners listed in the yellow pages under the vacuum cleaner repair stores, classified ads in your local newspaper, on Craigslist online, eBay and other online auction sites and the manufacturer and dealer websites on the Internet. Try assembling and taking apart the attachments before you buy.

HEPA filters trap small particles that may cause respiratory and other problems for asthma and allergy sufferers and others with health problems. HEPA is a type of filter that can trap a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners recirculate back into the air of your home. A bagless vacuum that uses filters may leak dust, dust mites, mold spores, fungus, bacteria, smoke particles, chemicals and allergen particles into the air, so small you may not be able to see all of them. Reducing or eliminating particles will make cleaner air for everyone in your home.

Some vacuums will have a HEPA filter; this is always a good idea to keep your air free of the tiny particles that are stirred up when you vacuum. HEPA type or HEPA-like filters may be made in similar ways to true HEPA filters and may resemble them but do not have to meet the same standards as true or absolute HEPA filters. When shopping for vacuum cleaners it's a good idea to take your health - (allergies, asthma, respiratory health, back health and physical health) into consideration.

Take time to do your research, the same way you would for any major purchase and buying a vacuum cleaner won't be difficult. Buying a vacuum cleaner online or offline doesn't have to be intimidating when you've done your homework. Choosing the best vacuum cleaner for you is easier than ever.
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For more information on saving money on vacuum cleaners and best buy shopping for vacuum cleaners online and offline go to http://www.SaveMoneyOnVacuumCleaners.com Helen Hecker R.N.'s website specializing in vacuum cleaner tips, advice and resources, including information on vacuum cleaner ratings and vacuum cleaner reviews
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