Choosing The Right Vacuum Cleaner

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Choosing The Right Vacuum Cleaner

As history indicates, the first model vacuum cleanerwasn't even a vacuum cleaner at all, more of a carpetsweeper. This was invented by a man named DanielHess, who in 1860 patented a machine that featuredrotating brushes on the bottom and bellows that helped to create suction.

However, there is no evidence that this very machinewas ever produced. Some 40 years or so later, in 1908, James Spangler of Canton, Ohio received apatent for the very first portable electric vacuumcleaner. It was in fact his cousin in law, WilliamHoover, who lent his name to the legendary companythat produces quality vacuum cleaners even today.

For more than 150 years, the vacuum cleaner hasbeen improved upon greatly. From doing your weeklyvacuuming of your home, doing a spring cleaning, or simply leaving the vacuuming up to the robot, there is a vacuum out there suited to your needs.With upright, canister, HEPA filtered, bagged andbagless, there is always a vacuum cleaner for yourneeds on the market.

There are actually 2 ways in which a vacuum cleanercleans. The first, and the way we rate a vacuumon most is how debris and dirt is picked up offof a carpet and the floor. When you are searchingfor a vacuum, keep in mind the power of the suction motor, as this is very important for gettinggood performance.

The second reason, one that isn't often thought about, is how well the vacuum filters the air andputs it back into the home. Those with allergy problems will find a HEPA vacuum to be the bestchoice. There are some models of HEPA vacuumsthat can filter out 99% of pollens, dust, andother common household allergens.

There is also the choice of canister or uprightvacuum, as this is more or less based on personalpreference. Both vacuum types have their pros andcons. The heads of canister vacuums are able to reach under your furniture, also making it easierto vacuum the stairs as well.

Canister vacuums on the other hand have a retractableelectric cord, which is much more convenient thanwrapping the cord back around the neck of thevacuum. It is often times easier to push the lightweight canister vacuum head as opposed to pushing a canister style vacuum.

When you choose your vacuum cleaner, keep in mindwhat you plan to vacuum. There are several designsand types intended for different uses. If you havehardwood floors, you obviously wouldn't want touse a carpet vacuum.

The little things such as this will be a huge factorin selecting your vacuum cleaner. If you play your cards right, you'll have the perfect vacuumcleaner for your home - and other areas as well.