Classic vacuum cleaner: The classic corded vacuum cleaner is the best choice for cleaning larger areas and for longer cleaning sessions. A vacuum cleaner with a bag is also better if you have allergies, as the bag prevents particles such as allergens from spreading in the air.
Stick vacuum cleaner: A stick vacuum cleaner is ideal for quick clean-ups. Since they’re usually both bagless and cordless, they’re very convenient and lighter than canister vacuums – but can’t clean for as long due to limited battery life. So they’re most suitable if you live in a small house or apartment.
Robot vacuum cleaner: The best choice if you hate vacuuming or need to clean frequently. A robot is self-propelled, but requires the floor to be level and the furniture to be placed in a way that ensures it won’t get stuck.
Vacuum cleaners aren’t just for your floors, they can help you clean upholstery, counter tops, curtains, etc. So buy a model that comes with accessories or is adaptable – such as different types of nozzles – for vacuuming mouldings, sofas and suchlike.
Look for vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters if you have allergies or are sensitive to dust. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air and means that 99.95% of small micro-particles, such as dust, dust mites and pollen, are trapped in the filter.
Some vacuum cleaners have a built-in mop that makes cleaning even easier and offers a convenient all-in-one solution.
It sucks when your vacuum cleaner loses suction. So look for reviews from people who have had the vacuum cleaner for a long time to find out how well it lasts. If the battery drains faster and faster, it may not be the model you want for the long haul.
Like most other things, vacuum cleaners need to be maintained in order to function properly and last longer. Here are some tips on how you can keep your vacuum cleaner in good condition.