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Save Your Money - Shop The Easy Way For Vacuum Cleaners

Aug 17, 2007
One general rule is that newer features usually drive up cost. There are many types of vacuum cleaners in the marketplace today to choose from often making the decision difficult; knowing what to look for will shorten the process and assure you that you're choosing the right one. If you've found this article you're probably looking for help, information, resources and tips for the best, discount and cheapest vacuum cleaner you can find - and save money on your purchase too.

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 cost nothing to maintain. Vacuums with replaceable bags can add up each year adding significant cost to your initial purchase.

Keep in mind vacuums will have a wide range of options and features to choose from; some have features like nozzles, extended cords and bright colors that add to the price. For carpets, make sure the vacuum has enough suction power, especially for carpet or rugs with deep pile. Look into the lightweight options to find vacuum cleaners that'll be easier to push, carry, and store.

The lower priced upright vacuum cleaner may or may not include manual adjustment for the height of the carpet. 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. Make sure the machine feels comfortable.

If you buy a unit with a bag, you'll need to change bags frequently to cut down on the possibility of dirt, dust and other particle leakage. Uprights in the higher price ranges may have suction hoses that are more sturdy and crush resistant. 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.

In the lower-end of uprights you will find a few models that have an additional feature, like bagless models or models with bags and a full bag indicator light. 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. Consider where the vacuum cleaner will be stored to make sure it will fit the space.

Find out how much common replacement parts will cost. The highest priced upright models may carry every available feature; they may be true HEPA vacuums. Of course you want to get the cleanest possible 'clean' for your carpets.

Find out the air watts to get a good indication of its suction power. A bagless vacuum may leak dust, dust mites, mold spores, fungus, bacteria and allergen particles into the air, so small you may not be able to see all of them but will be cheaper though in the long run, because you're not buying and using up bags. Do you want an upright or canister?

HEPA-like or HEPA type filters may only capture only 85 to 90 percent of particles and that percent can fall even lower for particles of 1 micron and below, unlike the true or absolute HEPA filters. It's best to get a vacuum with a good filtration system and protect your lungs and overall health. 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. Check out the vacuums with the patented internal filtration system.

True or absolute HEPA filters must pass a strict test to be considered HEPA worthy. 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. It's up to you to decide if a true HEPA is necessary for your family, or if capturing a smaller amount of particles is worth the price break on filter costs; however your family's health is worth paying a little higher price.

Make sure you add on replacement bags to your initial investment if they're required. When you've found your dream vacuum, make sure you know what you need to do in terms of service and the warranty. And just a reminder to make sure you check the warranty.
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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