Before leaving your house, there are a few things that you may wish to consider before heading out shopping. One of the first things you will want to decide is if you are interested in a permanent or disposable type of vacuum. Disposable vacuums are developed to last between a year to four years. These vacuums typically have a wooden or plastic brushrolls and are normally a bagless. Permanent vacuums on the other hand are developed to last 10 years or more. These vacuums typically have a metal brushroll and almost all of them use bags. It is important to remember that long-lasting doesn’t have to mean expensive.
Consider asking yourself the following questions:
1. Do you want a canister or upright? The traditional school of thought is that if you have mostly carpet then you should get an upright. And if you have mostly hardfloor then a canister would be best. But if you need to get under tight spaces, even with a lot of carpet, then a canister is probably better. If you hate dragging something behind you, then an upright with a brushroll shutoff might solve your problem.
2. Do you have any physical limitations on how much weight you can lift? Most vacuums weigh less than twenty pounds but some weight less than eight.
3. Bagless vs. bagged. Recently this has been the biggest question I get asked. And the answer is depends. Both have their benefits and weaknesses. The biggest benefit to bagless is of course you never have to buy bags. However, all bagless use centripetal force for the larger dirt, and filters for the fine dust which usually wind up costing more than bags in the long run. With bagged vacuums, you need to find a store that carries your bags. However, the bag itself acts as a filter, and typically filters better and costs less.
4. Do you have kids? Kids usually are the hardest on vacuums. Look for solid construction. Consider a vacuum with a lifetime belt and cord guard to prevent things from getting sucked up into the vacuum. Metal pivot points and good construction are important if you are looking for a long-lasting vacuum.
5. Do you have pets or allergies? If so be careful of vacuums that say they have a HEPA filter. While having a HEPA filter is better than not having one; the new accepted standard for hospital grade filtration is S-Class. A vacuum that meets the S-Class standard is not tested at the filter, but within a clean room. Typical vacuums have cracks and seams in the body that are not fully sealed. These release unfiltered dirt back into the room. A S-Class vacuum is fully sealed and keeps all dirt down to .3 microns inside the vacuum. Also, a lot of S-Class vacuums have special filters that absorb odors caused by pets.
6. What do you like about the vacuum you have now? If there are certain things that you really like about the vacuum you have now, then make sure you new vacuum has these features or you will wish you had your old vacuum back.
SAVE Stores is the warranty service center for all vacuum cleaners we sell. We won’t sell it if we can’t warranty it. Stop by www.savestores.com or call one of our locations if you have any further questions.