Vacuuming your house can be a challenging task, and it can be frustrating to use a jaded machine that just doesn’t work quickly and efficiently. However, with several new technologies and so many vacuum cleaner models available out there, how do you go about finding the best vacuum cleaners for carpets and rugs in your home? Fortunately, the following guide will help you figure out the right features and styles for you.
How frequently do you vacuum?
You need not be embarrassed. Many people don’t have enough time to get this job done daily. But you should think about the frequency when selecting a vacuum cleaner. If you vacuum every day, a lightweight stick unit is perfect for your home. On the other hand, if you usually wait at least a week to vacuum, a bigger canister or upright model with a really powerful motor will be perfect. If you constantly clean, or you have a big home with carpet on all floors, a small stick vacuum may not get the job done.
Which is the best style?
Bagless models are amazing as you don’t need to have bags, and more often than not, you even don’t have to press the canister to remove the mess—you just need to press the button while holding it above the garbage can. However, with a bag model, all of the dirt is sealed and there’s less exposure to dirt particles when you throw it away. But in some cases, less powerful, upright cleaners are easier to maneuver than canister models. All in all, newer bagless vacuums are better than those with bags as these will lose airflow and suction as the bag is filled up.
What are your power needs?
Suction is the one most important factor to consider when choosing the best vacuum as well as cyclonic action. Cyclonic action refers to what draws the particles and dust into the unit. In addition, suction is determined by agitation and air flow, which is the vacuum cleaner’s ability to penetrate and get rid of dirt from the fibers of the carpet, as well as filtration level, which measures the amount of debris that’s pushed back out. Although many vacuum manufacturers brag about the number of AMPS in their products, air watts are the better measurement for a unit’s cleaning power. A machine with more than 200 air watts can be a good sign of a powerful cleaner.
Special features to consider
It’s also important to check the shape of the head of the vacuum as you should choose one with channels that remove the dust and dirt. Additionally, another feature to consider is a spinning brush, which is especially great for carpeting as it will penetrate the fibers and remove more debris. However, hair and strings may wrap around the spinning brush and require a scissor to clear away. When shopping, flip the unit over and check for these features.
Cordless vacuums are great if you’re cleaning huge spaces but ensure that the unit has adequate run time. If you want a cordless model, go for one with at least 40 minutes of power as some models only have 10 or 20.