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Important Money-Saving Tips For Vacuum Cleaner Buyers

Aug 17, 2007
You'll want to get a good quality vacuum cleaner that will last a long time and save money in the process. Buying the best vacuum cleaner will take a little bit of research. There have been a lot of advances in vacuum cleaners over the years so it's hard to buy one that's bad or you'd be unhappy with.

Vacuums can lose suction when the filters or bags get clogged and blow dirt back into the air. A vacuum cleaner should expel or exhaust only fresh, clean air. If you have lots of flooring to vacuum you'll want a model with floor attachments that use brushes and/or an upright vacuum with metal bottom plates.

A good vacuum cleaner should maintain constant suction. Make sure the height of the machine can be set low enough and that the plate and wheels don't scratch your floors. A good vacuum cleaner should cost nothing to maintain.

Always check and see how long the warranty is good for; the longer the better of course. Do you really need a deluxe model? Uprights in the higher price ranges may have suction hoses that are more sturdy and crush resistant.

Read the warranty fine print so you know exactly what's covered in the event it's defective or you need it repaired. The highest priced upright models may carry every available feature; they may be true HEPA vacuums. It's important to find out exactly what kind of maintenance your new vacuum cleaner will need.

You'll need to decide whether you want a bag or a bagless vacuum. Check out the manufacturer's warranty for the new vacuum, and if your place of purchase will extend the warranty. Canister vacuum cleaners that have onboard tool storage make tools handy to reach.

A self-propelled vacuum cleaner may sound great, but they're actually very heavy to lift. You can save a lot of money buying vacuum cleaners online if you do some thorough research first. Consider where the vacuum cleaner will be stored to make sure it will fit the space.

Lower end uprights may have headlamps and/or bumper protection for your furniture. A few different tools and wands may seem like a plus, but if you rarely ever use tools, they may just be an extra expense. Find the extra tools and features you need, and forget about the ones you don't.

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. Make sure you get a good feel for the vacuum, its handle and accessories so you know if you can handle it if you have any disabilities or physical problems. If possible test air-tightness; you can do this by vacuuming for a little bit with a floor model and see how much dust has collected on the outside of the vacuum. True HEPA filters will have a serial number assigned to them if they're able to trap at least 99.97 percent of particles of .3 microns; these test results will be printed on the filter.

You might consider one of the lightweight models if you have physical issues. Reducing or eliminating particles will make cleaner air for everyone in your home. There are two different categories of HEPA filters that can make understanding the abilities of your filter confusing.

Don't be totally dazzled by a complete array of attachments. Double check the reviews, ratings and opinions on the vacuum cleaner you've chosen. Make sure you read all the vacuum cleaner ratings and reviews that you find online and offline.
About the Author
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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