The days of heading to the local store and picking out the lone vacuum cleaner in stock is over. Today, there are a lot of vacuum cleaners on the market; choosing the best vacuum cleaner for your home may not seem earth-shattering, but can have serious repercussions—for your flooring. The right vacuum is also not the same for everyone; certain factors can point to the right vacuum for your home. So how do you decide what is the best vacuum for your home? Use this list of factors to consider during your purchase—and narrow down your options to the vacuum model that gets your floors clean, and clean well.
Where you need it & what you need it for
Before you buy, think about where you use your vacuum. Do you have stairs to haul your vacuum cleaner up and down? If so, a lighter vacuum may be your answer. Do you own a home with very few outlets? Consider a vacuum cleaner with a battery pack so you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to plug it in. Do you have cloth furniture that needs to be vacuumed? Look for a vacuum with attachments that can get the job done.
Allergies & respiratory issues
If you have allergy or respiratory issues, or you have a family member who does, you know the importance of a good vacuum—because a vacuum not built for homes with respiratory issues can worsen symptoms. Look for a vacuum with a HEPA filter and a convenient way to dispose of the dust WITHOUT releasing the dust back into the air. Bagless vacuum cleaners offer cleaning without the hassle of a bag, while vacuum cleaners with bags allow for easy disposal (depending on the vacuum model). In addition, check to see whether the filters are replaceable or reusable; if the filters are replaceable, you need to buy additional filters which add to the overall cost of the machine.
If you recently installed new carpets, it’s best to look to the carpet manufacturer of your flooring for advice so you don’t void the warranty. With the increased push by vacuum manufacturers to increase suction, carpet manufacturers like Mohawk, Shaw and Bieulieu have guidelines for carpet care and even make recommendations for the best model of vacuum:
Your carpet needs regular vacuuming and carpet cleaning by professional cleaners to keep it looking its best and remove allergens. When it’s time to buy a new vacuum cleaner, check out these websites or visit the pros at Y’s Way Flooring. We’ll help guide your purchase so you can find the right vacuum cleaner for your floors and your wallet.