It would seem that it might be easier to choose a vacuum cleaner. You came to the store and bought the one that you liked more in appearance. In fact, everything is somewhat more complicated, and if you choose an unsuccessful model you run the risk of getting a useless machine. It just won’t cope with your cleaning tasks or it will be so inconvenient to use that cleaning the apartment will turn into hard labor.
To pick up a vacuum cleaner that is ideal for you, it is worth paying attention to a number of important parameters. The cordless stick vacuum for hardwood floors can be perfect.
The power of the vacuum cleaner should be at least 260 watts. Just want to draw your attention to the fact that we are talking about the suction power, and not about the electrical power of the appliance.
In order for the vacuum cleaner to cope with dust on linoleum or parquet, up to 300 watts is enough power. If the house has carpets, natural jute coverings and pets, it is better to take a more powerful model, with a suction power in the range from 300 to 450 watts.
Air filtration system
As you know, the smallest particles, such as spores, pollen and others, at the same time are the most harmful to the human body. If you want to protect your health and the health of their households, better look away vacuum cleaners with a fine filter, which is in the English terminology is called HEPA-filter or High-Efficiency Particle Absorption highly effective particle absorption. Such a filter allows retaining the smallest micro-particles, up to a third of a micron in size. In comparison, the average thickness of a human hair is as much as 40 microns.
The efficiency of the HEPA filter is determined by its class. It is better to take a vacuum cleaner with a fine filter of class not less than 11, which means that the capture of very small particles at the level of 95%. For reference, a class 10 filters traps 85% of the particles, class 12 – 99.5%, Class 13 – 99.95%.
Sometimes you have to remove dust from the top of the cabinets, where you can’t reach unless you lift the vacuum cleaner off the floor. It is also worth considering that the unit needs to be stored somewhere and there is not always room for a large vacuum cleaner. So you need to pay attention to the dimensions and weight of the vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners with vertical parking will be convenient for small apartments they take up minimal space during storage.
Dust collection method
Another important parameter of a vacuum cleaner is the way it collects dust. There are basically three types of dust collectors:
Dustbags: There are disposable and reusable.
You just buy disposable items at a store, install them in a vacuum cleaner and, after filling, throw them out with the collected dust. Since the dust does not need to be shaken anywhere, they are safer for health than reusable. Reusable dust bags should be shaken after filling, after which they can be used again. They will cost less than disposable ones, but when shaking you will have to come in contact with dust anyway.
Cyclone filter without dust bag
In these models, all dust is collected in a special bowl, which, after filling, is easily cleaned and the vacuum cleaner is ready for use again. The disadvantages of models with this method of dust collection are increased noise levels.