Different Types of Vacuums

We all desire our home to be spick and span. Cleaning the house every day is a tiresome task and even after meticulous cleaning, a little bit dust is left in some nook and corner. A vacuum cleaner can bail us out of this situation. It is a handy tool that is quintessential, be it for homes or offices.

A vacuum cleaner works by suction. It uses an air pump that creates a vacuum that scoops up dust.It can also be used for cleaning curtains, cushions, car seats etc.lt is the handiest tool that has become popular among households. Over the years numerous improvements have been made to suit the requirements of the masses.

Based on the usage, different vacuums are available in the market. Each day manufacturers are coming up with new designs and the latest functionalities. Some are used for residential purposes and some for commercial purposes. The ones used for residence do not need to be too large and powerful.

How to choose a vacuum cleaner that suits your requirements?

There are various factors to be kept in mind before purchasing a vacuum cleaner like:

  • Usage. Determine what type of cleaning work has to be done.
  • Power. Deep cleaning requires a more powerful machine.
  • Bagged or bagless. Bags are expensive but is good allergic people since bags are thrown away at regular intervals. Bagless ones need to be cleaned regularly but are economic.
  • Type and number of heads available. Companies provide a variety of heads for various purposes.
  • Weight and size. Powerful machines are generally heavy and are used for deep cleaning. Light-weighted ones are used for additional cleaning.
  • Cord or cordless. Cordless machine can reach to every possible crevice.
  • Now based on the above list there a variety of vacuum cleaners to decide upon.

The different types of vacuums available are:

1)     Upright.


This is the most favorite model. It is commonly used in homes for regular cleaning purposes like cleaning the floors and carpets. It is easy to handle as it has basic functionalities and it is also comfortable to hold and move.

2)     Handheld.

Handheld vac

This is used to clean the areas where an upright vacuum cleaner can’t reach. As the name suggests, it can be held in hand. It is smaller in size as compared to upright. It is ideal for cleaning corners and for cleaning car seats. They can be corded as well as cordless.

3)     Stick.


Its advantage is its size. This slim and sleek model is so light-weight that they are effective for cleaning closed spaces and corners. Difference between this model and the handheld model is that the stick model can be used while standing straight as opposed to the handheld one. Its head can manoeuver easily around table legs, chair etc. It cannot be used for powerful cleaning.

4)     Canister.


This model has the advantages of both stick and upright models. Three parts – a canister, a hose, and a head, these three are attached to each other. Its advantage is its flexibility. There are a variety of heads available depending on the task to be done, for example, flat head for floors and carpets and a narrow-mouth head for cobwebs and dust in corners. It’s the only disadvantage is that it is heavy so moving it around can be a bit taxing.

5)     Robotic vacuums.


Also called autonomous/robot vacuum cleaner, robotic vacuums are the latest model. It is totally different from the other models in terms of shape and the way it works. It is usually a small disk-shaped object which operates on its own. Just select a program and it will get the work done.

It can be operated with a remote. It also provides moping and UV sterilization light. It can reach some places like under the furniture which is a bit difficult for the traditional models.

It is cordless for uninhibited movement around the house and runs on batteries. The only downside is that it cannot be used for heavy and deep cleaning, can only be used as additional help on top of regular vacuum cleaners. It is also expensive compared to other models.

A vacuum is the most dependable and necessary equipment. Always purchase it only after considering the utilitarian value and conducting thorough research about the product and the manufacturer. The right investment will provide you value for life.


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