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Deciding on the Best Type of Vacuum to Buy – How to Establish Your Priorities

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The best type of Broomfield vacuum to buy is different for every situation and for every household. Modern vacuum cleaners come in so many types and sizes, they are so varied in terms of functionality that choosing the best one for you can, indeed, seem like a daunting task, so here are a few aspects to consider when selecting your new appliance.

Floor Type

If you have bare floors made from wood, laminate, stone, cork, bamboo or other material, you need an appliance that delivers medium suction power, but comes with lots of different attachments. The most important attachment to look for is the bare-floor brush, which not only improves the efficiency of the cleaning process, but it also guarantees that your precious and expensive bare floor does not get scratched. The requirement to have a bare-floor brush will determine the type of the appliance as well – most upright vacuums don’t have a large set of accessories, so your best choice will probably be a canister-type unit.

If your floors are covered in wall-to-wall carpets, you will need a unit that delivers strong suction, but you don’t have to worry about scratching your floor, so you can choose a unit that does not have so many attachments. Upright cleaners are perfect for carpet floors, especially the great, modern ones that include dirt sensors to guarantee that all the impurities are removed from your carpet.

The third most common type of vacuum cleaners is the stick-type vacuum. A stick vacuum is practically a lighter and smaller version of the upright vacuum – it is not as powerful as an upright, but it comes with the benefit that it can be maneuvered with one hand and it is the best choice for homes that have lots of hard to reach corners, such as large closets. Stick vacuums are suitable for cleaning moderately soiled floors of any kind.

Bagged or Bagless

Both bagged and bagless vacuum cleaners provide efficient cleaning, but there are a few differences between them that you should know about:

  • Bagged vacuums use removable bags made from special material, such as special paper or textile, to contain the dust collected by the vacuum during the cleaning process. Some appliances come with disposable bags that you remove and toss into the garbage bin when they are full, while others use permanent bags that you need to remove from the machine, then you have to empty it, clean it, then you place it back into the appliance;
  • Bagless units have a large canister usually made from transparent plastic that contains the collected dust and grime. The see-through walls of the easy-to-access container allow you to determine when it needs to be emptied.

Bagged units are the best choice if someone in your household suffers from allergies or from asthma, while bagless types work best for people who are environment-conscious and try to limit the waste they generate or for those who just don’t want to have to deal with dusty bags.

As you see, the best type of vacuum to buy is one that meets your requirements, so try to evaluate your priorities first and go shopping only afterward.