Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home?

No matter what style of home you have, your choice of appliances will be incredibly important. From the humble kitchen cooker right through to your household vacuum cleaner, the tools that you use in your home say a lot about you.

So, what should you consider when choosing a vacuum cleaner for your home?

1. Cylinder/Upright?

There are two main types of vacuum cleaners available, cylinder and upright. Before choosing a vacuum, you need to choose between these two main types, which both offer you different things. Upright vacuums are great if you have a large area that you need to clean and they tend to take up less storage space than a cylinder vacuum, as the base is smaller. They are great for more heavy duty cleaning and are the most popular type of vacuum.

On the other hand, cylinder vacuums are cheaper and lighter, which is great if you need to carry the vacuum up and down lots of stairs. Although they are smaller, they can be awkward to store, so this is something that should be taken into account when making your choice.

2. Bags/Bagless?

Opting for a vacuum with bags is cheaper than opting for a bagless vacuum, although you do need to take the cost of buying new bags into account. The bags can sometimes be hard to remove which can be off-putting for some people, causing them to opt for a bagless vacuum. A bagless vacuum is great for anyone suffering from allergies too as they are often fitted with anti-allergy features to reduce the likelihood of an allergy flaring up.

3. Attachments

Most vacuums come with three standard attachments, although some vacuum models will come with additional attachments, such as parts for wooden floors or stronger brushes designed for thick carpets or very hairy pets. This is often important to consider when buying a vacuum, as these attachments will not be available on every model, so if you think you may need a model with these attachments, you need to ensure that the one you choose has them, as they may be unable to be added later.

4. Main Use

There are now some smaller, hand held vacuum cleaners which are great for use in the car and so on. If you are cleaning a large area of floor, then you will need a cylinder or upright vacuum but if your job is smaller, you may be able to get away with a smaller and potentially cheaper cleaning device.

Writing a list of what you need from a cleaner may be helpful in ensuring that you find one to match all your needs, because with so many vacuum cleaners available, it can be hard to choose.