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How to Pick Out Your First Vacuum Cleaner


Ergorapido 2 in 1 Handheld and UprightThe Z8268 TwinClean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner fit with two HEPA filtersZ813-1 Flexio Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

There are many factors that affect which vacuum cleaner to buy. There is a wide range of models in the market and your choice should reflect the type of home you have, your living habits and your budget. Here are a few tips to give you a clearer picture of what type of cleaner would suit your needs.

Ergorapido 2in1 - handheld Upright

Ergorapido 2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner: Handheld and Upright

  • Types of vacuum cleaners

There are four main types of vacuum cleaners:

  1. Upright,
  2. Canister
  3. Handheld
  4. Wet and dry

Upright models are good for cleaning carpeted floors while canister models are the best for most surfaces, especially hard surfaced flooring. Handheld models give you an option that’s light and portable. They are also good for smaller areas like cars or sofas. Wet and dry models, on the other hand, are good for cleaning both wet and dry surfaces.

Z813-1 Flexio Wet and Dry

Z813-1 Flexio Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

  • Bagged vs bagless vacuum cleaners

With the advancement of technology, bagged and bagless vacuum cleaners are by and large similar. However, certain brands of bagless vacuum cleaners may allow dust to escape so it’s best to avoid them if you have any allergy-related problems. But if health issues are not a concern, bagless vacuums maybe more convenient and cost-effective in the long term.

  • Filters

Vacuum cleaners all have some form of filtration system but there are some models that have more sophisticated ones, including some that are suitable for those with either allergies or pets. Alternatively, you can consider buying a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particular Air) or S-class filter which is designed to reduce the number of allergens escaping from the vacuum cleaner.

Express Filter Changing

The Z8268 TwinClean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner fit with two HEPA filters

  • Mobility

Make sure you test the vacuum cleaner in person to see how well it handles and how heavy it is. If you have back problems or any physical limitations, it is important to get a vacuum cleaner that will not be too heavy for you as it might make your health problems worse. In addition, a poorly designed or unwieldy machine will make cleaning more difficult, so ensure that the vacuum unit is portable and the wheels move easily.

  • Maintenance

Look for a cleaning system that is easy to maintain. Avoid vacuum cleaners that draw dirt in through small hoses, orifices or sharp bends. Objects will get lodged easily in those areas and restrict air flow. This will require frequent cleaning and disassembly of the machine and may even cause your motor to overheat.

  • Warranty

Like any other household appliance you purchase, look for a product that offers an appropriate warranty.

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