DO YOU HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IS LOSING ITS EFFICIENCY? THIS MAY BE BECAUSE IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THE USE YOU HAVE OF IT. THE KEYS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT VACUUM CLEANER.

The different types of vacuum cleaners

Like the washing machine, the vacuum cleaner is one of the essential household appliances. Carpet, sofa, curtains … thanks to him we clean everything, from floor to ceiling. But there are almost as many vacuum cleaners that one has of uses:

– The traditional vacuum sleigh: the best selling and most useful.

– The stick vacuum cleaner is less versatile, it is used daily as an auxiliary vacuum cleaner but it is not with it that we can vacuum all the corners of the house.

– The hand vacuum cleaner: this reduced model is mainly used as a crumb collector. 

– The vacuum brush, much larger, is used much much in the United States and the United Kingdom.

– The wet and dry vacuum cleaner is the darling of professionals: nothing can resist it but it takes up space!

Canister vacuum cleaner, with or without a bag?

The vacuum cleaner with a bag is a bit like the genesis of the vacuum cleaner, the oldest model. In recent years, we prefer his little brother, without a bag. Why? Quite simply because during cleaning, the dust clogs the bag and passes through the filters, which causes the loss of efficiency of the device. To optimize the suction, it would be necessary almost after each passage, to change the bag and to clean the filters very regularly. What we never do. But if the bagless vacuum cleaner is more profitable and better for the environment, the problem of clogged filters remains the same and the device loses its effectiveness in the long term. Dyson is for the moment the only brand that offers an alternative: vacuum cleaners that cannot get clogged since they are either without a filter or with a filter designed to last the entire life of the device. An initial investment of course (the Dyson vacuum cleaner models cost between 200 and 500 € to purchase) but whose lifespan (7 to 10 years on average) will not generate, a priori, any additional expense.

Other criteria to take into account when buying a vacuum cleaner

We pay attention to the quality of the materials used. Vacuums made from low-density plastics crack and break faster than those made from sturdy materials like polycarbonate or ABS. 

A good vacuum cleaner should be handy and stable: it should easily follow us around the house without tipping over. To check it, we try it before buying it.

We think to take a look at the product warranty conditions: does it only concern the vacuum cleaner motor or all the parts, even external ones like the brush?

Be careful, the number of watts is not a precise criterion: this data indicates the energy consumption of the vacuum cleaner but it is not an indicator of performance.

You choose the brush of your vacuum cleaner according to its type of floor: a special hard floor brush if you have old parquet, a rotating brush that dislodges the dust in-depth if you have carpet or animals, and a classic double position brush if you mainly have tiling.

– What if you’re allergic and constantly tracking down dust mites, dust and other household allergens, it is checked that the vacuum cleaner is equipped with a HEPA 13 or 14 filters.