Vacuum cleaners: all tips at a glance

Today you have vacuum cleaners of all types and designs. With the tips mentioned in this page , we ensure that you get the right vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaner, with or without a dust bag

Make a choice between a vacuum cleaner with or without a dust bag. Vacuum cleaners with a dust container will lose suction less quickly because you can empty them if you wish. In principle, this is possible after every session. That way, you always maintain the suction power of your device.

If you choose a vacuum cleaner with a dust bag, pay attention that the dust bags are easily available on the market. Also, keep in mind that with a vacuum cleaner with a dust bag, the more dust the bag gets, the less it will vacuum. An indication for a full dust bag on the vacuum cleaner will inform you when the time is ripe to replace the dust bag.

Type of vacuum cleaners: Steel vacuum cleaner? Cantilever vacuum cleaner? Robot vacuum cleaner

Do you prefer a vacuum cleaner that you can pull behind you and that you simply plug into the socket? Do you prefer a vacuum cleaner without a cord, so that you are not limited in space? Or do you like the fact that a robot vacuum cleaner will get started for you?

So look forward to a vacuum cleaner that fits your needs and desires. Those who like to take their vacuum cleaner upstairs can opt for a cordless handle cleaner. However, if you have a large surface to vacuum, you better go for a vacuum cleaner with a cord and a large operating radius.

Do you suffer from allergies? Go for a HEPA filter and minimal dust emissions

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Anyone who suffers from allergies or is sensitive to swirling dust can only benefit from having a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter (High-Efficiency Particulate Air). This filter captures microscopic dust from the air when vacuuming so that the air that is blown back into the room is completely clean.

Shtt, people are vacuuming here

A silent vacuum cleaner is a real relief. Since September 1, 2014, it has become a lot easier to choose quieter vacuum cleaners from the range. The mandatory energy label for vacuum cleaners specifies the decibels produced. A vacuum cleaner that produces 3 decibels less than another model is almost twice as quiet in practice. But don’t expect miracles: a beauty sleep while your partner is vacuuming won’t be in it.

Why the big differences between different vacuum cleaners? Thanks to design with sound-insulating material, soft fasteners, a motor with sound insulation and a specially developed nozzle, the noise produced by vacuum cleaners can be minimized.

Energy efficient: a higher capacity no longer means a better suction capacity

Since 1 September 2014, the capacity of a vacuum cleaner may no longer exceed 1600W. A good thing because it was often thought that a high power resulted in high suction power and therefore, better performance. The annual energy consumption is also stated on the energy label. This already gives an indication, but note that this value is based on 50 vacuum cleanings in a home with a floor space of 87 m2.

Moreover, the savings that you can make in your wallet are disappointing. The difference in your energy bill if you choose a vacuum cleaner with energy class A instead of G is only a few dollars per year. Energy efficiency, therefore, goes beyond the annual energy consumption or power. Other factors such as the performance with a full dust bag or bin or the airflow technology used to weigh more heavily.

Therefore, choose a vacuum cleaner that retains its performance and therefore, its suction power  over time. When testing the energy class, no account is taken of a dust bag or reservoir full of dust or the fact that vacuum cleaners with a dust bag become clogged during use.

Vern Villasenor