How To Choose A Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner

There are a ton of choices when it comes to deciding which vacuum cleaner to use.  So many options, too wide ranging reviews that will leave your head spinning, and lots of different applications.  So how do you choose the best vacuum cleaner for you?  

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a New Vacuum Cleaner:

  • Is this a vacuum cleaner for home or business? 
  • What's your carpeting and bare floor like? 
  • What features are important to you?
  • Do you have pets or allergies?
  • What's your favorite color?...OK, that's a joke but some folks have decided based on that alone.

Best Vacuum Cleaner for Home or Business 

At Everett Vacuum most of our household models can and do receive commercial use because of their high quality and durability. Models from SEBO and Oreck are constantly used by hotels and commercial cleaners because the work so well.  However if you need a machine that is UL Certified and and verified by the CRI for commercial use, we have some great machines to choose from...Sanitaire, Proteam and Mosquito to name a few.  

What your carpeting and bareflooring is like is vital in selecting your next vacuum cleaner.  High pile or super dense carpets from Mohawk and Shaw require specific features from a vacuum in order to properly clean.  Brands like Shark or Dyson don't work on thick carpets because they have no height adjustment, where as a SEBO Felix has adjustable height settings and variable suction.  Lots of bare floor, hardwoods and tile?  Consider a canister vacuum.  Models such as Miele's C3 HomeCare not only have a power nozzle for carpeting, but a bare floor bush to sweep the floors while it is suctioning.  

Figure Out What Features Your Really Want Your Vacuum to Have

If being the lightest weight possible is #1, be prepared to give up some options. The Riccar Supralite is indeed super lightweight but it doesn't have a hose attachment. Options like hose & attachments, switch location, height adjustment, lifetime belts, variable suction, noise, filtration and chiefly quality of components are all great things to consider.  Often you can find lots of features on a Hoover, but as my workbench can attest to, they are over engineered and under developed.

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If you have pets or suffer from allergies, filtration is key.  Most all vacuums today have a "hepa" filter.  But not every vacuum sporting a filter is a true sealed HEPA filtration. Most bagless vacuums that come in are leaking so much dust from their seals that it looks as if more went out of the vacuum then stayed in.  For vacuums to suck in air they have to blow it back out.  Models such as the Miele Cat & Dog or the SEBO Automatic X4 have a sealed housing, HEPA Bagged, HEPA or S-Class Filtration and Filtered exhaust.  The Miele Cat & Dog even has a Charcoal filter standard to absorb dander smells from your animals.  The way a vacuum filters is also crucial to its longevity.  If the pre-motor filter is being packed out by fine dust and dander the motor can burn up in no time. German and American made vacuum cleaners collect debris and dust before it gets to the pre-motor filter allowing it to last year after year.

Now that you settled on the SEBO Automatic X4, what color would you like it in? Just kidding.

Stop in and let us help you find the best vacuum cleaner for your home and needs.  We have over 40 different models in stock that you can try out before you buy.  You and your home are unique, and Everett Vacuum Sales & Service understands this. Talk to a pro today! Call us now.

David Lane