Buying a New Affordable Vacuum Cleaner
What are the Advantages of a Cheap Vacuum?
- You can see what type is right for you. Vacuums come in different styles such as upright and canister models.
- The vacuums let you save money until you can afford to spend more on one.
- Most of the most affordable vacuums do a good job of picking up all the hair that your pet sheds.
- You can find one that works on all the surfaces in your home.
- Many vacuums come with reusable and washable filters that you can use more than once.
What are the Different Types of Vacuum Cleaners?
Handheld: The best type of vacuum for car detailing is a handheld model. Most come with a charger that you can leave plugged in all night to recharge the internal battery.
Robot vacuums: Robot vacuums are very expensive and do not work well around pets. Not only can they scare those animals, but the vacuums can also track feces and urine across rooms. You’ll need to spend well over $100 to bring home a robot vacuum.
Upright vacuum: The most popular type of vacuum cleaner is an upright model. It has rollers on the front that picks up debris and move it into an internal dustbin. The vacuums usually have handles that lean back to slide the vacuum under furniture.
Canister vacuum: Some people like canister vacuums because they are lightweight and compact. Eureka makes several of these models. Instead of using a removable dustbin, some models require vacuum bags.
Tips for Buying and Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner for Less Than $100
Bag vs. bagless: When buying a carpet cleaner, you need to look at both bag and bagless models. Some vacuum cleaners feature dustbins that collect all the debris.
You can dump the dustbin and pop it right back into the vacuum. With a canister vacuum, you usually need to throw away the bag every few months and replace it with a new one.
Included attachments: For hardwood floor and laminate floor cleaning, you’ll want a vacuum that comes with attachments and tools. Those tools can clean a tile floor too. Crevice tools let you reach into deep and hidden areas such as under your couch or in your vents. Other attachments let you clean ceiling fans, ceilings, upholstery, and curtains.
Filter Type: A good HEPA filter is a must-have for anyone who suffers from allergens. These filters can remove the smallest particles from the air and floors to relieve some of your allergy symptoms. You might look at vacuums that come with filters you can rinse and wash in your sink or tub too.
Cord length: While you can compare mops for your laminate and tile floors, you should also compare cord length when looking at a new vacuum. That length can range from just 10 feet to 25 or even 30 feet.