Vacuum Basics – What Characteristics to Search For Inside a Vacuum

Most vacuums are equipped with 12 amps of electricity. The amps are what drives the engine of the vacuum. I recommend against any vacuum cleaner which has less than 12 amps. Fewer amps mean less suction power, which will give you a larger volume of deeply embedded dirt.

Bags vs Bagless
It has been an ongoing debate for a while. A vacuum equipped with a bag requires the user to regularly empty the bag once it’s full of debris or replaces the bag. Bagless vacuums typically only need the user to ditch a plastic canister that does not need replacement.

I support bagless vacuums palms down!! I support bagless for numerous reasons, including more power (luggage loose power as the bag gets full), the simplicity of empty the canister and the removal of dust flying everywhere as vacuums equipped with bags have the propensity to do.

Filters are also quite important. Make certain to obtain a vacuum equipped with many filters. Avoid anything less! The objective of filters would be to trap fine soil to protect the engine (pre-filter) and also to filter the air before it returns into space (post filter).

I strongly recommend you buy a vacuum which has a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) post filter. HEPA filters have the ability to trap small micron particles and have an efficiency rate of 99.97%. This makes them perfect for cleaning households which have pollutants like tobacco smoke, dust and dust mites, and pollen. HEPA filters are also excellent for allergy suffers.

Multiple Height Setting
Multiple height settings are important, particularly if you have both carpet and hard surfaces. Most well-equipped vacuums have approx 5-6 height configurations which range from a bare floor setting into a top carpet setting. The amount of height settings isn’t extremely important, but having multiple configurations is vital.

Additional Tools
Surprisingly, some vacuums aren’t equipped with added tools on-board. These tools are crucial so as to tackle various tasks. For starters, I recommend a crevice tool. The objective of the crevice tool is to get to the tiny corners and crevices.

I also suggest an extension tool (rather telescoping) to reach those difficult to reach places. Last, but not least, I recommend a stair tool. Stair tools are equipped with a rotating brush which may be connected to the extension wand and can be powered by the suction from the vacuum.