Getting the right vacuum cleaner for your household is important – if it won’t do the job properly, what can be a quick and easy task will become a real chore!
Most people choose a ‘canister’ model that roll along parallel to the floor, but ‘upright’ models are a good option if you have back problems. Think about what type of carpet you have (or perhaps you have lots of wood or tiled areas); and of course, pets are a big consideration. You may need a turbo or power head, rather than a conventional head.
Shhh…heard about the quiet vacuum cleaner?
The Electrolux UltraSilencer vacuum cleaner operates at just 68 decibels – so you can listen to music or the radio while you vacuum. It’s also ideal for families with sleeping children.
The pros and cons of a bagless vacuum cleaner
With a bin vacuum cleaner, you’ll save on ongoing costs (i.e you don’t need to buy bags); but they are messier to empty and their filters may need replacing more often.
Is asthma a problem? Consider a HEPA filter on a vacuum cleaner
If someone in your family has asthma, allergies or breathing difficulties, a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter could help. This special filter traps the fine particles (such as pollen and dust mite faeces), which trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.