A rather simple and well-known household appliance – a vacuum cleaner – over the past decades has not only evolved significantly, but has also acquired a fairly large number of various types that specialize in different tasks.
Despite the fact that all these devices continue to be called “vacuum cleaners”, they divided the various areas of work among themselves: some models are designed for professional cleaning of large areas and / or rooms in which repairs are being made. Others are best suited for cleaning a typical home or apartment. Still others specialize in quick and comfortable cleaning of small spaces.
In this article, together with the Gtech website, we will figure out what criteria a vacuum cleaner should have to clean a house and / or apartment. And at the same time we will mention what characteristics and features you need to pay attention to when choosing a device.
With the word “vacuum cleaner” we traditionally imagine a kind of “pot-bellied” device on wheels, which has a set of all kinds of hoses, tubes and nozzles.
Such a vacuum cleaner is primarily designed for dusting, although sometimes it can also perform wet cleaning. As a dust collector for these devices, a container, a bag, an aquafilter, or combinations of these options (for example, an aquafilter and a container) can act. The scope of such devices is the cleaning of ordinary houses and apartments, as well as the processing of furniture (if there is a technical possibility and special nozzles).
When choosing a vacuum cleaner for the home, you need to pay attention to a number of factors that directly affect both the quality of cleaning and the convenience in everyday use of the device. Let’s list the main parameters that require special attention. By the way, it is worth mentioning that on the Gtech website you can find the most technologically advanced and efficient vacuum cleaners for cleaning your house or apartment. Follow the pinned link!
- Size, dimensions and maneuverability. There are many types of vacuum cleaners on the market today. Of course, there is always a temptation to buy a “bigger” vacuum cleaner, but this decision will not always be optimal. When choosing, it will be useful to check how easy it is for you to operate, pull and lift a particular vacuum cleaner. If possible, it would be nice to test the operation of the device on different surfaces – carpets, hard floors, parquet, and the like. Finally, it doesn’t hurt to study the instructions and find out what the developer says about his brainchild: often the manufacturer of vacuum cleaners indicates the recommended cleaning area that this model can handle best.
- Dust collection system. Traditional vacuum cleaners collect dust and debris in a bag (disposable or reusable), in a container (using the so-called cyclone filter, in which dust is collected in lumps) or using an aqua filter – passing polluted air through water. Some models allow the use of various dust collectors – a regular bag or a cyclone filter, or, for example, a bag and an aqua filter. The fundamental difference between the various methods of collecting dust is how exactly you have to care for the device. So, the container will have to be emptied manually on a regular basis (which means the need for contact with dust), and if there is an aquafilter, the user will only need to pour out the dirty water. Finally, we remind you that although disposable bags are convenient (they only need to be replaced when filling), they are consumables, and therefore, their use will entail additional costs. On the Gtech website you can buy an economical and practical vacuum cleaner. Follow the pinned link!
- Dust container volume. Various models are equipped with dust collectors of various sizes, designed for rooms of their size. The smaller the dust collector, the more often you will have to be distracted by emptying and cleaning it.
- Filtration system. To avoid getting small dust particles back into the air, fine cleaning systems are installed in modern vacuum cleaners. The best results are shown by models with aqua filters and HEPA filters (designed to filter extra small particles). The presence of such filters is a prerequisite for a modern vacuum cleaner.
- Power. It depends on the power how “strong” the vacuum cleaner will be. A low-power vacuum cleaner is also suitable for cleaning relatively clean rooms, but if there are pets or children in the house, then it is better to pay attention to more powerful models. Unfortunately, this parameter is not universal and obvious: not always a model with more power according to the passport will show the best result in real operation. Therefore, before choosing a vacuum cleaner, it would be useful to read user reviews and model reviews on specialized technical Internet resources.
- Possibility of wet cleaning. Some models allow wet cleaning (they are also called washing vacuum cleaners). Such devices, using a special nozzle, spray water (or detergent), after which they collect it in a special tank. A washing vacuum cleaner allows you not only to clean the floor more efficiently, but also to wash upholstered furniture, as well as clean carpets.
- Availability of accessories. Before choosing a vacuum cleaner, it will be useful to find out which set of nozzles is included in the kit. There can be quite a lot of them: floor and carpet nozzles, special nozzles for laminate, crevice nozzles for cleaning hard-to-reach places, brush nozzles for furniture and clothes. There are even special attachments for grooming pet hair!
- Noise level. A vacuum cleaner is a noisy device, and too much noise can cause problems for households (especially in a small apartment). Therefore, if you assume that the noise of a vacuum cleaner can become a hindrance, then it is better to find out in advance how loud the model you are interested in will make noise.