Choosing the right upright vacuum cleaner is a very important decision to make. Vacuum cleaners are practically like other members of your household. You have to find the perfect match for your space and one that works just fine for you. Homeowners are always faced with the hard choice of picking the right vacuum to suit their cleaning needs. The upright vacuums remain the best when looking to pick lots of dust and cover large floors.
Here are some of the things to consider when choosing these types of vacuum cleaners:
Cord or Cordless
Cordless vacuums are the latest trends in the industry. Cordless vacuums allow you to move freely without being held to the power socket, but they have to be charged. If you own a large to an average home, cordless vacuum cleaners are not the best as they require constant charging. Even the top most brands will require charging after 30 minutes or so. Depending on your needs, you can either choose the cord or cordless vacuum cleaner. The corded vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are great when you own a large home that needs regular cleaning. They enable you to work continuously without taking breaks to charge. Their only disadvantage is when you choose one with a short cord that requires changing of the power sockets now and again.
Bag or Bagless
Both the bag and bagless vacuum cleaners have their pros and cons. Vacuums with bags tend to be a bit messy requiring a new bag after few months depending on how frequent they are used. Bagless upright vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are Eco-Friendly, but you have to clean the container and remove the stuck hairs. If you have to choose a bagless model, choose one with a great structural design.
Size and Storage
Think of the place where you will be storing the vacuum cleaner. The place of storage will dictate the type and size of vacuum cleaner you will buy. They usually don’t have the hose section which occupies huge junks of space. Most are quite easy to store, but their rigid structures mean they lack flexibility.
The Vacuum weight
How far from the socket can the vacuum cleaner reach? The weight of the vacuum cleaner and distance the distance they can clean from the socket go a long way in determining the ideal choice for your home.This distance comes into play when tackling a big room. Most upright vacuum cleaners reach around 8.6m. You must look at the distance it will cover when cleaning. This makes it easier for one to clean without swapping the socket from one place to another.
Weight must also be considered if you will be required to clean both the downstairs and upstairs.
Vacuum cleaner wattage
Most people always think that vacuum cleaners with high wattage are the best at getting the job done. However, this is not the case despite manufacturers claiming so. High powered upright vacuum cleaners will only mean you’re using more energy. Less power does not mean low suction as most people think. Most new upright vacuum cleaners in the market have motors of 1,600 watts of energy or less. Buy upright vacuum cleaners with low energy but great at cleaning to cut down the electricity costs.
There are even proposals to have the wattage of all vacuum cleaners reduced to 900 watts before the end of 2017. Check for the energy label as all vacuum cleaners are nowadays required to carry an energy label that rates the model for energy use, dust emission, and cleaning performances.
Dyson is considered the Ferrari of vacuum cleaners. While the basic vacuum cleaner hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years, the engineers at Dyson took a much more serious approach and decided to reinvent it. Their most recent invention is a cordless vacuum that actually works as an upright or a hand-held cleaner like a DustBuster. The difference is the suction pulls at over 5,000 RPMs.