Oh, one of us (such beautiful and clever!) Does not love to shop? Particular pleasure gives shopping when we not only know what we want, but have sufficient funds to purchase and can choose. However, the joy of shopping is sometimes poisoned by insufficient knowledge on the subject of shopping. In particular, this can be a nuisance in relation to household appliances. Here, for example, how to choose a vacuum cleaner?
What we are guided, we are going for a new vacuum cleaner? The desire to buy something beautiful, useful, convenient. For us, the main thing that in the vacuum cleaner? To make it a good vacuum cleaner. Therefore, when the Sales starts talking about different models of vacuum cleaners, while going into technical details, it may enter into a stupor every woman. What to do?
In order to buy a vacuum cleaner (as, indeed, and other household appliances), the process proved to be not only effective, but also enjoyable, simply equip some knowledge about this indispensable tool in the household. So let's make a small technical educational program and learn all the same, how to choose a vacuum cleaner, focusing on its main characteristics.
Types of vacuum cleaners
Modern vacuum cleaners can be divided into three groups:
- vacuum cleaners for dry cleaning;
- vacuum cleaners for wet cleaning (cleaning);
- Robotic vacuum cleaners.
Traditional vacuum cleaners for dry cleaning - the most famous and the most simple. Models of this type of vacuum cleaners are compact and inexpensive. They save energy and are ideal for smaller spaces. Vacuum cleaners for dry cleaning clean floors without coatings, carpets and carpeting, upholstery and outerwear. These are irreplaceable vacuum cleaners for cleaning areas in the home where moisture is contraindicated (parquet, natural rugs, computer processor, the inside of the piano and so on.).
Cleaning Vacuum Cleaners have one important advantage. They can be carried out both dry and wet cleaning. Models capable of cleaning a vacuum cleaner and suck moisture and spray. They can be used to collect spilled liquid from the floor, wash the carpet and clean the furniture. That vacuum cleaners can be very useful during the general cleaning: they can easily wash the floor, windows, tile, eliminate the blockage in the sink, and even clean the air in the room. Disadvantages washing vacuum cleaners: bulkiness and weight, and complexity of the high price.
Vacuum cleaners-robots, built-in vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners and other similar devices - it is rather exotic for our homes. It is hardly necessary to choose the type of vacuum cleaner for ordinary apartments. Although one undeniable advantage they still have - the minimum human involvement in their use. The robot cleaner performs cleaning itself at the appointed time you, yourself moving around the apartment and avoiding all obstacles. It will determine the more contaminated sites and process them more carefully, he would return to recharge itself in place and turn off. Fiction, and more!
How to choose a vacuum cleaner - a very powerful or not? Power - one of the most important characteristics of the vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners with a high suction power have (unfortunately) and a higher level of noise emitted. Therefore, choosing a vacuum cleaner, you will have to give preference to a compact and "quiet" model, or powerful, but loud vacuum cleaner.
How to understand the characteristics of the power? The figure of 300 W - power models, suitable for cleaning carpet with a short nap, linoleum flooring. Such a power would be enough to clean the furniture and clothing.
Power rating from 300 to 450 watts - a model for heavily soiled areas. If you have pets, carpets with high pile, you should opt for a more powerful model. Also, they typically have a power switch, allowing to select the desired operating mode and switch to a lower power. And do not forget that the suction power of your vacuum cleaner to become smaller as the full dust bag and filter pollution.
Dust collector - reservoir, which is going to the bulk of the dust and debris. From the dust collecting device depends largely on the effectiveness of cleaning and ease of cleaning of the vacuum cleaner.
In modern models of vacuum cleaners as the dust bag often used plastic container. There under the influence of a strong air flow dust slips into a tight ball, which can then easily be removed and discarded. Container equipped with a cyclone dust collector vacuums. Their drawback - the high level of noise.
Another kind of vacuum - special bags, which can be paper or cloth. Paper bags are short-lived (they are called one-time), but they are well collect fine dust. More durable fabric dust collectors may miss small speck of dust. Therefore, these dust collectors must be supplemented by special filters. Well, in an ideal - vacuum cleaner, combined with dust collectors, which in turn can use paper and fabric bags for dust.
The filter for retaining the dust and bacteria in the vacuum cleaner, and more precisely to the dust collector. It is known that the vacuum cleaner sucks dust and dirt together with air and then air is discharged again to the outside. So the task of the filter - to filter out of the air coming out all dust particles.
Filters in modern vacuum cleaners are the following:
Filtering methods are also different. The most popular of them - cyclone. In this method, filtering dirt and dust accumulate in the dust container under the influence of a plastic spiral swirling airflow. With this method does not require replacement bags, and the container - is transparent, allowing you to control the degree of its fullness.
What's really important to know about the filter, so it's just - it is washable and replaceable. All current models of vacuum cleaners are equipped with washable filters. Aquafiltering good that humidified air and do not require dust bags. Less of the filter drain the dirty water after cleaning and filling the net - before the new harvest.
There are also models with an additional filtration system. They usually act as carbon filters or N.E.R.A. These models are ideal for cleaning the house, where there are small children or people with allergies. These porous filters are able to delay the finest dust particles, and, accordingly, harmful substances contained in it.
How to choose a vacuum cleaner, compact, lightweight and overall more powerful, largely depends on the size of your home. Small maneuverable vacuum cleaners are ideal for small apartments. They are light, they are easy to store, and mini vacuum cleaners are relatively cheap. Of course, low-powered compact vacuum cleaners, but after cleaning the area and not great. The full-size vacuum cleaners have a high capacity, usually equipped with container dust collectors can have a water filter.
Another characteristic of compactness - Parking (storage method). The most convenient way - vertical parking, in which the vacuum cleaner is stored standing up, and on top of it - the fixed tube. An important indicator of compactness - length of cord. The most optimal length - six meters. In addition, when you buy, make sure the function avtosmatyvaniya cord (this is important too), the presence of a rubber bumper to protect furniture from bumps, dust bag full indicator and automatic thermal shutdown.
Another additional feature of some models of modern vacuum cleaners - steam. This function allows you to disinfect the premises by means of hot steam. They can handle any surface to get rid of mold and allergens.
The way a vacuum cleaner equipped with optional accessories depends largely on the quality and the complexity of cleaning and ease of use by the vacuum cleaner. For example, the telescopic tube (retractable, like a telescope) allow you to select and set the desired length depending on the growth of man. Metal pipes are more stable and durable than plastic. Yet, for example, it is very convenient when the switch is on the handle tube or integrated into the lever of the foot switch.
A set of nozzles should include brushes for carpets and smooth surfaces, the nozzle for collecting dust in narrow spaces (crevice tool). And if you are among the lucky owners of pets, it's good to complete nozzles present turbo brush. This nozzle with rotating roller, which is perfectly collects lint and hair from all surfaces.
As you can see, to understand how to choose a vacuum cleaner for an apartment or a suburban housing, not so difficult. All variety of technologies, models and manufacturers is reduced to only a few basic types of vacuum cleaners (dry cleaning and washing, cyclone or aquafiltering). Choosing the type of vacuum cleaner in accordance with their needs, you will choose a design and brand (manufacturer). And it will be easy to do once you have passed the technical educational program. Successful and enjoyable shopping!