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Your Must Know Guide To Vacuum Cleaners Today

Aug 17, 2007
The quality and features of any vacuum cleaner is reflected in the price of the unit. Upright vacuum cleaners overall are less expensive than canister vacuum cleaners. 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.

A good vacuum cleaner should cost nothing to maintain. If you have lots of flooring to vacuum you'll want a model with floor attachments that use brushes or an upright vacuum with metal bottom plates. Many bagged models include a full bag indicator light to help users remember to change the bag.

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. 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. Look into the lightweight options to find vacuum cleaners that'll be easier to push, carry, and store.

Find out how much common replacement parts will cost. The lower priced upright vacuum cleaner may or may not include manual adjustment for the height of the carpet. 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.

Lower end uprights may have headlamps and/or bumper protection for your furniture. Check out the manufacturer's warranty for the new vacuum, and if your place of purchase will extend the warranty. Make sure the machine feels comfortable.

Try assembling and taking apart the attachments before you buy. Some canister vacuum cleaners do offer HEPA filtration. Higher priced uprights have a wider cleaning path, possibly dirt sensors, and some will be self-propelled; they may have pre-motor filters to protect the motor from damage too.

Canister vacuums range in price anywhere from $150 to $1500. It's important to find out exactly what kind of maintenance your new vacuum cleaner will need. Do you really need a deluxe model?

A self-propelled vacuum cleaner may sound great, but they're actually very heavy to lift. It'll cost more buying a unit with a bag because you'll be buying bags ongoing. You may want to find a canister vacuum cleaner with wheels that won't scuff or damage your floors.

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. There are two different categories of HEPA filters that can make understanding the abilities of your filter confusing. 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. Get a unit with a good filtration system and protect your lungs and overall health.

You want to get rid of as much dirt, dust, mold spores, fungus, bacteria, dust mites and allergens as possible. HEPA is an acronym for "high efficiency particulate air". 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.

Take time to do your research, the same way you would for any major purchase and buying a vacuum cleaner won't be difficult. A quality vacuum cleaner can be an excellent investment if you do your homework. Choose a vacuum with the features you want without the extras you don't need.
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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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