How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner

How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner

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Making sure you have the best vacuum cleaner for your hope is a very important part of having a happy, healthy living space for you and your family. Not many choose to invest in a tool that is best suited for you home, but you’re doing a lot of damage to your living space by using just any ol’ vacuum.

Canister Or Bag?

The two styles of vacuums that are available are the up-right vacuum, which needs a bag, or the canister vacuum. The latter has become a very popular, modern choice for many thanks to its reduced price, smaller model, and easier handling. However, is it really the best choice for you?

Canister Vacuum Pros & Cons


  • Comes with a hose and extra features
  • Great for small areas and stairs
  • Perfect for pet owners


  • You’ll be replacing the filters a lot
  • Less quality in overall performance for large areas
  • A bit bulky and hard to store


Which is Best?

Bagless vacuums offer easy maintenance, but upright vacuums get the big picture done very well. Is your home one with many crevices, small areas, carpeted stairs, and other nooks and crannies that are hard to clean? Are you a pet owner? If yes, a canister may be your best option.

If not, consider an upright vacuum. Sure, the bags are a pain, but they’re quicker and more reliable, plus easier to store! There is also a lot of variety with upright vacuums, and you can get a better selection of features with them.

Vacuum Features

Make sure you get a vacuum that meets the requirements for your home, and also has these features included. Only the best models can offer you the perfect clean, and you’ll need these 4 aspects to be met with the machine you choose.

Motorized Brush

Vacuums that only utilize suction for their power aren’t nearly as good at scooping up everything left in your floors. Motorized brushes comb, pull, and thoroughly get your carpets clean, and they cause no damage to your flooring.

Accessible On/Off Controls

You need something that is easy to switch on and off, and if you have a motorized brush, it’s key to be able to change the settings on that for protection of your bare floors. Hardwood and other kinds of non-carpet flooring do well with a canister vacuum that has adjustable power and off controls.

Suction Ability

A superior vacuum cleaner should be used for more than just flat carpets. Many canister vacuums offer suction control so you can clean more than just the floor, but drapes and furniture as well. A mild suction control setting gives you a versatile machine, which is valuable!


Noisy vacuums are the worst! Not only do they upset children, sleeping infants, neighbors, pets, and your own sanity, they make the task of vacuuming such an inconvenience that it is continually put off. The best vacuums will have a muffled effect on the noise, and keep it at a tolerable level.


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