How to choose vacuum cleaner
When planning the purchase of a vacuum cleaner, it is worth remembering the huge number of varieties of models.
When planning the purchase of a vacuum cleaner, it is worth remembering the huge number of varieties of models. The first thing to decide is whether you need a washing or regular vacuum cleaner.
How vacuum cleaners work
The design of washing devices provides for the following principle of operation:
- The water in the reservoir enters the nozzles through a tube.
- Then the surface is moistened, which should be removed.
- The humid air from the vacuum cleaner softens the dirt and takes it inside.
- Waste moisture is returned back to the tank.
- As a result, the surface is cleaned and the air becomes fresher.
The principle of operation of conventional vacuum cleaners is as follows:
- After the start, the motor starts to work, which creates thrust.
- The vacuum cleaner picks up dirt and dust, sucks them through the tube.
- Dust and dirt are sent through a pipe to a dust bag.
- The air flow is cleaned with a filter.
What about washing vacuum cleaners?
If you do not need to acquaint readers with ordinary devices, then washing machines are a relatively new type of technology, so we will dwell on it in more detail.
Buyers note that cleaning with a washing vacuum cleaner is several times faster than with a conventional vacuum cleaner and is suitable for cleaning:
- carpets, carpets, linoleums and other surfaces;
- upholstered furniture;
- hard-to-reach places;
- window and glass surfaces.
Advantages of washing vacuum cleaners:
- suitable for horizontal cleaning;
- collect the spilled liquid;
- humidify the air in the room, respectively, are suitable for people with allergies;
- with the help of a special nozzle, they can clear blockages in pipes;
- suitable not only for wet, but also dry cleaning.
Disadvantages of washing vacuum cleaners:
- not suitable for cleaning thick nap;
- after cleaning the floor, moisture remains;
- bulky and heavy, so it is problematic to hide them somewhere;
- are more expensive than conventional models;
- needs to be cleaned frequently.
Differences between washing and conventional vacuum cleaners
Despite a similar design and purpose, washing vacuum cleaners differ from conventional ones:
- Cleaning type. Conventional devices are used for dry cleaning, washing machines are also suitable for wet cleaning.
- Cleaning. Detergents work on all surfaces unlike conventional ones.
- Number of tanks. In the washing machine - two (one for water, the other for collecting dust), and in the usual one (for dust).
- Aquafilter. It is present in all washing devices, but they are rarely found in classic ones.
What to consider when buying?
To choose a really high-quality and good model, check out a number of technical parameters of the devices:
- Power indicators. Consumed (from 1200 to 2100 W) and suction power (300–450 W).
- Indicators of the intensity of the air flow. The volume of processed dust per second depends on this criterion. An excellent indicator - up to 43 l / s.
- The types of filters used. The washing models use fine filters, aquafilters and motor filters. Classic vacuum cleaners with a water filter, bags or plastic containers.
- Trumpet. It can be plastic, metal or combined (plastic and metal). The best option is a metal telescopic tube.
- Equipment. The more attachments and different brushes in the set, the more surfaces, furniture and corners you can remove.