Vacuum cleaners have become the most essential way to clean and make your home healthy. Buying a vacuum cleaner can be quite difficult with the long list of brands, types, and models of vacuum cleaners in the market.
Welcome to my blog as we will be talking about how to pick the best vacuum cleaner for your home and your health.
First, you will need to ask yourself a few questions on picking the best vacuum cleaners. You don’t have to worry; we will have most of these questions answered here as well.
First of all, you need to know what kind of floor you want to clean using the vacuum cleaner. This can vary from the wooden floor to carpets or rugs.
Secondly, you want to consider health hazards. What I mean by this is considering if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma. Also, if you as the cleaner (or the user) have a history of back pain.
Thirdly, you will want to consider how much you want to spend on vacuum cleaners. Some vacuum cleaners are bagged and some are not bagged. The bagged canisters give you better health security but a consistent expense of buying new bags.
Another thing you need to consider is where you want to keep your vacuum cleaner. Also, if you have children at home and pets.
Now let’s go into the types of vacuum cleaners we have and how they can fit each of these considerations mentioned and beyond.
There are different types of vacuum cleaners in the market but for the sake of simplicity, we will focus on the most popular and also most suitable to fit all our considerations.
- Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- Stick or Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
- The latest to the game, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Now let us quickly describe each of them and how they fit into our needs.
First is the Upright vacuum cleaner:
These are the most popular vacuum cleaners available today which is due to their ease in mobility and use. As their name implies, they stand upright which makes them easy to use from a standing position. The head of the vacuum contains the roller which agitates the carpets to remove dust. In the body is where you’ll find the canister that holds everything that’s been picked up.
The one-piece construction makes upright vacuums easy to move and store but it can make it tougher to clean under furniture tight corners and on stairs. Well to settle these most brands in the market give and extendable hose and attachments that will enable users’ clean tight spots and stairs too.
For the health considerations, an upright vacuum can be bagged or unbagged this you can pick from considering if you want to consistently buy new bags and if you have an asthma patient in your home. Also, if you have a history of back pain you really need to consider picking an upright vacuum cleaner.
Next is Canister Vacuum Cleaner:
This vacuum has its canister separated from the vacuum head. It has a wand that contains the brush making it easier to clean tighter corners and under furniture or even used to vacuum the furniture itself. The construction makes it lighter and easier to move around.
The canister vacuum cleaner comes in different shapes and sizes which you should take as an additional consideration of you are cleaning a large number of rooms.
The upright vacuum might not be suitable if you have back pain since you will have to bend consistently to use it. Also, it comes in bagged and bagless depending on your needs.
This vacuum cleaner is also suitable if you have kids and pets. Since it has its canister separated, it will require more room to store.
Stick or Handheld Vacuum Cleaner:
This type of vacuum are easier to move since they are really light and handheld. They are battery-powered making it more mobile and they can be easily stored.
Handheld vacuum cleaner are usually bagless and can be used for furniture and car cleaning.
They are basically used when you have less cleaning to do or less rug to clean.
If you will be doing vigorous cleaning you need to consider other types of cleaner because handheld will be more stressful to use.
Lastly, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: This is the latest technology in vacuum cleaner. The robotic vacuum cleaner basically does all the cleaning for you, all you will need to do is set it all up and they can easily navigate through your room.
Due to the size of the vacuum cleaner, it is easier to clean under furniture. And move from rugs to carpet with no stress.
Robotic vacuum cleaner reduces the work for you making it easier for you to clean your home anytime.
They are generally not as powerful as canisters and upright vacuum so they won’t give a deeper clean. They are usually bagless and with low storage capacity.
They are quite expensive compared to other types but highly continent to use.
An additional consideration you need to make is the use of filters, a lot of reviewers will only advice to use the filter if you have existing health issues. Well, I recommend that you get the filters regardless.