Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

They are many different types of vacuum cleaners so it can be hard to decide which one you need. This guide will help you to choose the best vacuum cleaner to suit your needs.

Cord Free Vacuums

Stick Vacuums

Stick vacuums make it easier to move around the home. Some models can be used for whole home cleaning. Most models are light, which makes cleaning in high, hard to reach areas much easier.

Great for:

  • Quick clean ups
  • Difficult to reach places
  • Easily cleaning stairs
  • Cleaning the car
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Homes with limited storage space

Handheld Vacuums

Handheld vacuums are great for spot cleaning and cleaning the car. Most models are light enough to hold in one hand making them quick and easy to use.

Great for:

  • Spot cleaning
  • Easily cleaning stairs
  • Cleaning the car
  • Upholstery cleaning

Bagless Canister Vacuums

The main benefit of a bagless canister vacuum is that there is no ongoing cost of having to purchase vacuum bags.

Great for:

  • Homes with carpets and hard floors
  • Convenience as there are no bags to replace

Bagged Canister Vacuums

Bagged canister vacuums are good for controlling fine dust because it is contained into the vacuum bag. This makes them ideal for Asthma and allergy sufferers and also people who want to reduce coming into contact with dust and dirt.

Great for:

  • Homes with carpets and hard floors
  • Asthma and allergy sufferers
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Robotic Vacuums

Robotics vacuums are great for those with a busy lifestyle and don’t have time to regularly vacuum. Most models will allow you to set a vacuuming schedule so you can ensure that you always come home to a clean home.

Great for:

  • Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule
  • Spending less time cleaning
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Upright Vacuums

Upright vacuums are ideal if you don’t want to drag a vacuum behind you. Most models are height adjustable to suit people of varying heights in the household.

Great for:

  • Large homes
  • Flat surfaces

What is best if I have pets?

If you have pets then look out for animal specific models as they often have additional tools to assist with picking up pet hair.

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What is best for Asthma sufferers?

If you suffer from Asthma or allergies look out for a vacuum which has a HEPA filter as they will help to capture more of the dust and allergens in your home.

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