What To Look For In Energy Efficient Vacuumsvacmaster
Energy efficient vacuums do not only help you save money but they also help to preserve the environment. When shopping for energy efficient vacuums, there are some characteristics you should keep a lookout for. Other important features may not be directly related to energy efficiency, but rather to your own personal preference.
Energy Efficiency Label or Rating
The manufacturer usually specifies how energy efficient the vacuum cleaner is. This may come in the form of electricity usage or a particular rating given by a government or environmental agency. The lower the wattage use, the more efficient it is.
Upright or Cylinder
Most vacuum cleaners come in the form of either upright or cylinder models. Upright models clean more efficiently and can function on multiple surfaces. The drawback, however, is that they are heavier and do not have much of a reach. Cylinder models on the other hand are lighter and much more manoeuvrable. But on the downside, they tend to use large motors and so are not as energy efficient.
Vacuums suck in alot of dust, but many of them also tend to release dust back into the air (which can defeat the whole purpose). This is why having an efficient filtration system is very important. A vacuum that has a high energy efficient grade usually has an efficient filtration system.
Noise pollution is a real challenge in modern urban environments. It is possible to find vacuum cleaners that make minimum amounts of noise. Noise levels are usually measured in terms of decibels (dB). Most vacuum cleaners usually have noise levels between 73 and 80 decibels. If possible, look for vacuums that have noise levels of below 70 decibels and avoid the ones that exceed 80.
Bagged vs Bagless
Vacuum cleaners can come with or without bags. The ones without bags often have transparent containers that allow you to see the level of dirt that has accumulated as well as any objects that may have been sucked in unintentionally. Filters, however, need to be replaced regularly and this can be a bit of a hassle. To minimise the replacement frequency, it is advisable to brush dust off the filter from time to time. Cleaning the dust chamber can also be a messy task (not to mention unhygienic).
Vacuum cleaners with bags are much more hygienic when it comes to disposal and they also allow for more efficient suction. The downside is that some bags tend to get clogged. Also, they need to be replaced frequently.
As you can see, there are a variety of features that you can look for to determine the most energy efficient vacuum cleaner, but as a customer you don’t have to make the choices all on our own. Dealers are can help you make informed choices about which ones are best suited for your needs and tastes. For more information on the best energy efficient vacuum for your home or office, contact our team today!