How to choose a vacuum cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is one of those devices, which when you bought a cheaper one,later 90 percent of buyers regrets. Sometimes, from not knowing, and sometimes for a lowprice, webuy a wrong device that causes a lot of stress and inconvenience. Inthisarticle, we'll explain how to choose a vacuum cleaner to avoid regretting it.

Vacuum cleaner operation principles

In order to better understand what kind of vacuum cleaner you really need, you need to know at least the main principles of the vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner is made up of 3 most important elements:
1. Anenginethatcreatesairtraction (suction);
2. Hosesandaccessoriesthatraise dirt fromthegroundforsuction;
3. Containerswhereall dirt issucked.

From these three components, the entire suction process belongs.

The air duct is created by rotating the fan. The more powerful the engine, the faster the fan rotates. The faster it rotates, the more air it extracts.

Sometimes a vacuum cleaner can have two fans. Industrial vacuum cleaners can have three or more fans. True, because of it they are bigger and become less compact.

The engine is electric. But the modern environment dictates one condition: the wires need to be abandoned. In this way there are vacuum cleaners that are powered without a power cord, but have charged batteries.

The hose or tube may be of different lengths. The shorter the hose, the higher the suction air.

Capacity of vacuum cleaners are available in various sizes. The larger it is, the more rubbish can be sucked up. This is important because the size of the capacity will depend on your choice.

When the essential principles of operation are clear, we can go to specific tips on choosing a vacuum cleaner.

Type and capacity of vacuum cleaner

You should decide what type your vacuum cleaner should be. And they are quite different:

• Stick vacuum cleaner. It is an innovative vacuum cleaner that has no hose. Pump head, pipe, container and handle. Everything is quite compact.
• Container vacuum cleaner. It is a standard vacuum cleaner on wheels with a long hose on which the suction head is mounted.
• Industrial vacuum cleaner. This is a slightly more powerful vacuum cleaner with a large capacity that reminds a small barrel. Typically, this vacuum cleaner has not three but four and more wheels and is quite large.
• Handheld vacuum cleaner. This is a small compact vacuum cleaner for vacuuming or for a car.
• Robot vacuum cleaner. A small robot who drives at home and at the same time sucks dirt.

The size of the tank is due to the type of the vacuum cleaner. In some models it is very large, else it is very small.

The larger the capacity, the more dirt you can extract at the same time. If the house is big, it is recommended to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity.

Then you do not have to open the container and empty the dirt every few minutes. This is not the most enjoyable part, therefore, do not ignore this part of the suction.

Ways of collecting the dirt

All dirt is collected in a larger or smaller container. But how is this done? There are several ways that your choice may depend.

Dirt collecting into a bag

Standard collection in container vacuum cleaners is in a special bag. Dust and garbage can be collected in a tissue reusable bag or disposable bag. It is usually made of paper or plastic. The difference between them is that the fabric bag you need to shake out and put it back. Disposable bags, along with garbage, travel to the garbage can. Which way is more convenient? It can be difficult to shake out a fabric bag on a balcony on the 7th floor of the apartment, so it's better to choose a disposable one. Less environmental damage is caused by reusable bags, but its cleaning sometimes is not pleasant…

Dirt collecting into a water tank

Some container vacuum cleaners have the ability to collect all dirty in a container with water. After washing, dirty water is simply poured out with all garbage. This way is practical and comfortable, but changing water is quite common. If you live with people who have allergies and do not tolerate airborne dust, a vacuum cleaner with a water tank is almost an ideal option.

Dirt collecting into a simple capacity

Just all the dirt fades into the plastic container. The problem may be with the air out of that container, because a special filter is required in order to prevent dust from coming back. Another moment - often such capacities are transparent. If you have children at home and often suck some of their toys, such a transparent container can be very useful.

Destruction of bacteria

The purpose of the vacuum cleaner is not only to remove dust and dirt from the carpet or floor slabs, but also to eliminate possible pathogens of diseases and allergies-mites, parasites, bacteria. When microorganisms are so small, it is quite difficult to hold them in a bag or in a dry container. So you need to use a special HEPA filter that catches most of the pests. For clean suction, check if the wanted vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter or just a simple filter that holds out less dirt.

Bacteria and parasites are quite effectively destructed when they fall into the water. They are simply dropped into the wastewater system along with other garbage. Clearly, after the suction tank, it is necessary to wash well so that the pests do not remain there until the next vacuum cleaner is used.

Vacuum cleaner head and accessories

The suction efficiency depends not only on the engine power or capacity, but also on the suction head. The traditional suction head has a brush that raises dirt from the ground and then captures air flow and taps into the container. If the brush is not able to lift all the dirt, some of it remains. As a result, the same place needs to be brushed a few times, which makes the suction process a less pleasant activity. This situation is very familiar to everyone who has more carpets at home. A simple head perfectly fits with dirt on laminate, parquet, linoleum, but carpet is a tragedy. Due to this, attention should be paid to the mechanisms of suction heads. A rotating brush is used to vacuum the carpets. Sometimes this torque is not self-propelled, but brushes are driven by a separate engine.
Another popular method - wet cleaning, is used for vacuuming. It is fits by washing vacuum cleaners that have an additional capacity for water. The suction head sprays water, which immediately explores into a carpet or other material. The next is a standard suction head that pulls dirt together with freshly injected water. Professional cleaners use water with a special household chemical, which instantly affects the debris contained in the fabric. Such washing is used not only for carpets but also for washing soft furnishings.

Another method of vacuuming is to impregnate with steam. The vacuum cleaner boils up the water to the boiling point and emits steam. Deep soils are easier to discover from surface and then suction. This suction requires a special head. It can be used for curtain washing. This is a very good function for the purpose of destroying bacteria. Usually it is enough 80 degrees of temperature to kill them, so 100 degrees is more than perfect. This vacuum cleaner destroys 99 percent. all of the bacteria in carpets and cloths.

And an eternal question for the ending: is it worth to choose a robot - vacuum cleaner?

If your house is not large, there are not many beds, carpets, and the robot can absorb dirt in it. If there is a lot of furniture and hard-to-reach places at home, the robot will not be able to clean all the dirt. So, why invest in such a device if the work is only partially done and then you will need again toclean hard-to-reach places with a vacuum cleaner-stick or a container vacuum cleaner? ..


By the way, if there are two floors in the house, a large vacuum cleaner can be heavy to bring up. Especiallymany problems will arise if the stairs are covered with carpet cover. In this case, we recommend picking up a stick vacuum cleaner.

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In Buyers Guide you can also have a look at the other useful and practical tips that will help you choose the technique you are interested in.