Various models and types of vacuum cleaner are in the market today. They are not all equal. Each boasts a different set of features and attachments that suit a particular audience. Finding the best vacuum for your house depends on a number of factors. You are not to choose a vacuum based on its look and design. The look and feel of the vacuum cleaner should certainly be appealing but more importantly the vacuum should be powerful enough to perform the kind of job for which it was bought.
Suction power is one factor that can make or break your vacuum. Cleaners with high suction power can pull out more dirt even some large pieces of debris and dirt. If the suction power is low, some dirt will eventually remain uncleaned. There are also many attachments that are packaged with vacuums such as tools for pet hair and others for crevices. Take a look at the package components to find out which attachments you get along with your vacuum cleaner of choice.
Cordless vs corded vacuums. This is a highly debatable point. Some see cordless vacuums as more convenient because they are highly portable and can be used anywhere in the house even if there is no power outlet. A corded vacuum on the other hand keeps you dependable on sockets and reduce your cleaning reach. The downside of cordless vacs is their long recharging duration. The lifetime of their batteries is too short for some cleaning tasks. A corded vacuum should come with a lengthy power cord to give the cleaner more flexibility and better reach.
Bagless vs bag-type vacuums. Another point that many people argue about. The common impression is that a bagless vacuum is better because you do not need to change bags. Besides, even if such a vacuum is more expensive than its counter bag-type, it saves you money by not having to buy bags. But you should know that bagless vacs have dirt cups where the debris are kept. These cups must be cleaned periodically. They also have a larger number of filters than bagless ones. The filters require periodical cleaning; some, such as HEPA, need to be replaced.