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Tips on How to Select the Right Vacuum Cleaner

One of the best ways to keep your Denver carpets in tip-top shape is to vacuum frequently. Some cleaning experts recommend daily vacuuming of high-traffic areas. If you don’t use a quality machine to vacuum, you just suck away time and energy. So, what makes a good vacuum? Let’s take a look at some top tips on how to select the right vacuum cleaner for you.

Go Light

Be sure to assess your particular cleaning needs before heading out to shop, and then select the lightest weight vacuum cleaner available to help you perform those cleaning tasks. No vacuum can be everything to everybody, so carefully consider your top priorities and then shop for a vacuum that has the features such as filters and attachments you require. There’s no need to get a vacuum with a pet-grooming tool when you have no pets. But if you have several shedding pets or lots of allergies to contend with, you’ll want to shop for vacuums that address your unique needs.

Canister or Upright

Generally, canister vacuums are more versatile, easier to use on stairs because they are lighter and can be stored in more places in your home than uprights. Although they are compact, they usually feature long attachment hoses that help reach hard-to-reach places. On the other hand, uprights allow for carpet-height adjustments and feature bumper guards to protect your furniture.

What about amps?

Bigger is always better, right? Not necessarily. Amps, watts and horsepower just measure the electrical current used by the motor, and a vacuum’s performance depends on the amount of suction and airflow it produces along with the attachments and overall design. Getting a higher amp vacuum does not guarantee better performance.

Are bagless vacuums better?

It’s easier to contain the dust and grime when it’s time to clean out a vacuum cleaner with bags. Bags increase your overall maintenance cost and you might not have the correct replacement bags on hand when the current bag needs changed. A vacuum cleaner with bags is just an option that’s best for some people while others prefer a bagless vacuum. It boils down to personal preference.

How to Use this Information

Even with the low prices of name-brand carpet at Sloane’s Carpet Secret, you still want to do what you can to properly maintain your new carpet. Turns out the vacuum is your best maintenance tool and carpet should be vacuumed regularly to keep it in great shape for years to come. Ready to find new carpet? Please give us a call at 303-300-9555 or contact us online to learn more about our high-quality carpet.

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