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What You Must Know Before You Buy Any Vacuum Cleaner

Aug 18, 2007
Today you have great choices. You can buy a cheap, inexpensive, or expensive model vacuum cleaner depending on your budget. The quality and features of any vacuum cleaner is reflected in the price of the vacuum. 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 no doubt save money on your purchase too.

If you have a lot of floors to vacuum you'll want a model with floor attachments that use brushes and/or an upright vacuum that has bottom metal plates. Some vacuums rely on bags or filters to trap the dirt. They can clog up easily and lose their suction. A good vacuum cleaner should cost nothing for you to maintain.

Bagged upright vacuum cleaners use the bags as a filter to trap the dirt and assorted particles. There are no set standards for sealed models. Some vacuums may actually put dirt back into your air and carpet.

Make sure to find out how often belts, filters, and other items will need to be cleaned and/or replaced. Maybe you want to find a canister vacuum cleaner with wheels that won't scuff or damage your floors. Find out how much common replacement parts will cost I the event you need them.

You'll need to decide whether or not you want a bag or a bagless vacuum. Canisters at the uppermost end of the price range may be expensive, and not necessarily of the highest quality or more effective. The 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 any damage too.

Canister vacuum cleaners that have onboard tool storage make tools very handy to reach. Try assembling and taking apart the attachments before you buy any vacuum. A low-end upright model will usually have just a suction hose with a crevice tool, stair brush, and extended wand piece.

The higher priced upright vacuum cleaners may range from $200 to $500, depending on what features it has. It'll cost more buying a unit with a bag because you'll be buying bags from time to time. The highest priced upright models may carry every available feature and may be true HEPA vacuums. HEPA is an acronym for "high efficiency particulate air".

Uprights in the higher priced ranges may have suction hoses that are sturdier and are crush resistant. Make sure attachments are easy to put together and take apart and stay together and are airtight. Consider where the vacuum cleaner will be stored to make sure it will fit in the space.

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, health or physical problems. You will want to get rid of as much dirt, dust, mold spores, fungus, bacteria, dust mites and allergens as you possible an. Reducing or eliminating these particles will make cleaner air for everyone in your home.

You may want to check out the vacuums with the patented internal filtration system. Considering you and your family's health when it comes to vacuum cleaners is important. You don't want to create or worsen respiratory, mobility, back problems or anything else needlessly. Look for the serial number and test results that are printed on every true or absolute HEPA filters. Make sure that the test results at .3 microns are 99.97 percent or above.

There have been many advances in vacuum cleaners over the years so it's hard to buy one that's bad or that you'd be unhappy with. When you've found your dream vacuum, make sure you know what you are getting into in terms of service and the warranty. Double check the reviews, ratings, rankings and opinions of the vacuum cleaner you've chosen. Taking out some extra time to research vacuum cleaners will save you a lot of money in the long run and you'll find will be well worth it.
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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