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Free your home of dust and dirt with a compact and convenient handheld vacuum that will always be ready to clean up quickly. Compare our top best handheld vacuum cleaner Canada options below, featuring powerful corded and cordless models.

Part of what makes shopping for a vacuum so confusing is the sheer variety of product models and types that are on the market. Narrow down your search by figuring out which type of vacuum you’re seeking. If you’re not sure, start by focusing on the features you desire.

Most Important Features of Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Best Value/Top Rated/Top Specs: Certain products will be badged with the aforementioned accolade if we consider them to rank highly in those areas.

Average User Rating: This is judged according to our own research and analysis of the product and then compared to similar products in its category.

Air Watts (AW): The suction power of a handheld vacuum is measured in air watts. The higher this number, the more powerful it is.

Battery: What type of battery does the hand vac run on (if it’s cordless). A Lithium Ion battery tends to be more energy efficient and is able to hold its charge for longer. Plus, they’re less prone to fade over the long term.

Charge Time: Roughly how long it takes to fully charge the handheld vacuum (if it’s cordless). Some models require a longer charge time when using it for the first time.

Run Time: How long will the handheld vacuum cleaner run for based off a full charge? Some models (particularly one’s with a lithium ion battery) will maintain its suction power throughout the entire charge whereas lesser hand vacs tend to get weaker towards the end of its charge.

Dirt Capacity: How much volume of waste can the dirt canister hold?

Price: Find out the price of any given product by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ icons above the product images or ‘Check Price’ at the bottom of the table and you’ll be taken to the relevant product page on www.amazon.ca. We don’t mention any prices as they can change quite often whether it’s due to sales, promotions or different sellers.

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Best Budget Handheld Vacuum

Black+Decker CHV1410L Dustbuster

Black+Decker CHV1410L Dustbuster handheld vacuum
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Black+Decker CHV1410L Dustbuster

$54$59SAVE $5 (8%)BUY FROM AMAZON

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a good handheld vacuum, as evidenced by the Black+Decker model CHV1410L Dustbuster. That’s not surprising; few companies have more experience making cordless handheld vacuums, since the Dustbuster was the first such product, dating all the way back to 1979.

Despite the low price, this model brings a lot to the table, including a pull-out crevice tool and flip-up brush for general-purpose dusting and upholstery cleaning. The nozzle also rotates to any angle, making it easier to clean around obstacles and in tight spaces. The dirt receptacle is easy to empty and can be washed out at the sink. Black+Decker claims the vac can hold a charge for up to 18 months, so it will always be ready to go, even if you don’t leave it plugged in when it’s not in use. It comes with a charging base, so you’ll need to sit it on a shelf or counter to charge — it doesn’t hang on the way — but it tops off in under four hours.


Best Replacement for a Full-Size Vacuum

Black+Decker BDH2020FL Max Flex Handheld Vacuum

Black+Decker BDH2020FL Max Flex Handheld Vacuum
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Black+Decker BDH2020FL Max Flex Handheld Vacuum

$109BUY FROM AMAZON

The Black+Decker BDH2020FL Max Flex Handheld Vacuum looks sort of like a mad scientist shrunk a full-size vacuum down to handheld size, mainly thanks to the extendable hose that wraps around the unit when you don’t need its full length. In other words, you can use this one handed — like a regular handheld vacuum — or two-handed, extending the business end up to four feet away.

The dirt bin is suitably over-sized at 17 ounces, and empties easily by unclasping one clip. It’s also washable for easy cleaning, but a three-stage filter is designed to keep dust from escaping before clean-up. It includes a flip-up brush for dusting, a long crevice tool, and a pet hair brush for cleaning animal fur and other stubborn debris from upholstery.


Best Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Black+Decker BDH2000PL Max Handheld Vacuum

Black+Decker BDH2000PL Max Handheld Vacuum
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Black+Decker BDH2000PL Max Handheld Vacuum

$82 – $159BUY FROM AMAZON

Black+Decker shows up several times in this list for good reason: The company makes excellent handheld vacuums. The BDH2000PL, known simply as the Max, is perhaps the best cordless vacuum you can buy at any price. It’s a solidly built vacuum that’s easy to operate one-handed, and at three pounds, is not unduly heavy to cart around for extended cleaning. The nozzle pivots around the base of the unit to make it easy to clean at any angle and in tight spaces, and it has both a pull-out crevice tool and a flip-up brush for specialized cleaning. The nozzle also has an extra-wide mouth for collecting over-sized debris.

The Max comes with a charging stand that you can set on a counter top or mount on a wall, and tops off in under four hours. The large 15-ounce bowl empties easily and both the bowl and filter are easily cleaned at the sink. And thanks to the cyclonic motion of the air in the bowl, the vacuum remains powerful even as the bin fills with dirt.


Best Handheld Vacuum for Pet-Owners

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser handheld vacuum
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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser

$69 – $90BUY FROM AMAZON

While corporate good deeds don’t generally convince people to purchase its products, sometimes it can help you decide when you’re on the fence — so it’s nice to know that Bissell donates $5 from each Pet Hair Eraser to the Bissell Pet Foundation. Bissell claims it has saved over 180,000 pets, which is right on brand for a handheld vacuum that leans hard into cleaning up after pets. This handheld vac comes with a trio of attachments designed to clean pet hair off furniture and upholstery, including a crevice tool, upholstery brush, and — this is rare among handheld vacuums — a small motorized brush tool. The motorized brush appears to work very well at cleaning furniture, avoiding the need to haul the full-size vacuum out of the closet.

Cleaning the dirt bin is straightforward; the vacuum splits in the middle, separating the bin from the motor base. The triple filter pulls out as well. Runtime is modest, though, clocking in at about 15 minutes. That’s more than enough for most small cleaning jobs, though.


Best Corded Handheld Vacuum

Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED

Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED handheld vacuum
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Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED

$39 – $65BUY FROM AMAZON

Not everyone wants a cordless handheld vacuum. If you’re not diligent about keeping it charged, you’ll inevitably find your cordless vac’s battery dead just when you need it to clean up an unexpected mess. And batteries fade over time, delivering less power after a year when they’re brand new. That’s why you might want a corded vacuum like the Dirt Devil Scorpion. This traditional handheld has an especially powerful 7 amp motor, since the Dirt Devil doesn’t need to worry about running the battery down too quickly.

The vacuum holds about 15 ounces in its dirt bin and has a triple-level filter. One nice feature: It has a particularly long flip-down crevice tool built in. Weighing 3.75 pounds, it’s on the heavier end of the scale, but not especially uncomfortable to hold. And you can get up to 16 feet away from your outlet thanks to an especially long power cord.


Best Dyson Handheld Vacuum

Dyson D7

Dyson D7 handheld vacuum
DYSON

Dyson D7

$200BUY FROM DYSON

Dyson products — from vacuums to air purifiers to hair dryers — are so beloved by many, and so synonymous with cleaning products, that it deserves its own special category, the best Dyson. And the Dyson v7 is a marvel of engineering. Like some other handheld vacuums, it uses cyclonic air motion to keep the suction strong even as the dirt bin fills, but keep in mind that Dyson pioneered this technology in consumer products.

Visually, the D7 looks like most of a full-size Dyson cordless stick vacuum, just minus the stick. And in reality, that’s probably largely true. It’s powerful, with two power settings (a normal mode and “max” position), and especially comfortable to use thanks to the ergonomic trigger-style design. The bin empties easily and can be cleaned in water as well. It comes with a few attachments, including a long crevice tool, 2-in-1 combo brush tool, and a mini motorized cleaning head.


Best Handheld Vacuum for the Car

HOTOR Corded Car Vacuum

Hotor Corded Car Vacuum handheld vacuum
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Hotor Corded Car Vacuum

$26$40SAVE $14 (35%)BUY FROM AMAZON

While you can always carry any cordless handheld vacuum out to your car, you might prefer a dedicated car vac that can live in your automobile, or at the very last stay in the garage. The Hotor Corded Car Vacuum is just what it sounds like: A vacuum designed expressly for your car, equipped with a 14-foot cord that plugs into your car’s 12-volt power accessory outlet. It’s inexpensive, but keep in mind that it only works in one place: Your car.

Unlike most handheld vacuums, it comes with its own storage bag, which also holds all the accessories — an extension hose, brush attachment, crevice tool. and more. It has a traditional hand vac design with the dirt bin snapped onto the front of the motor base, and it includes a three-layer filter. One nice additional touch: The vacuum has a bright LED headlamp to make it easier to see where you’re cleaning. That’s ideal for cars, which have a lot of dark spaces.


Best Wet/Dry Handheld Vacuum

Karcher TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum

Karcher TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Handheld Vacuum
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Karcher TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum

BUY FROM AMAZON

Unless you live in a truly fascinating home, you probably don’t use a wet/dry vacuum every day, which means you might also own an different handheld vac for more routine spills. But if you need the flexibility of cleaning up frequent wet spills, the the Karcher TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum is an excellent choice.

The Karcher isn’t a typical handheld vacuum. Weighing six pounds, it’s pretty heavy, but it has a top-mounted handle that lets you carry it around while you’re cleaning or just set it down where it’s needed. It comes with a three-foot extension hose and a whole family of attachments like wands and floor nozzles, a turbo brush, and more. As the name implies, you can use it to clean wet spills, suctioning solid debris and liquid at the same time. The filter and canister are even dishwasher safe.


Best Lightweight Handheld Vacuum

Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum

Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum
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Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum

$75$140SAVE $65 (46%)BUY FROM AMAZON

At just 1.4 pounds, this is one of the lightest cordless handheld vacuums money can buy, and looks pretty distinctive as well — seemingly all wand and no motor or dirt bin. It’s very sleek and hardly even looks like a vacuum. It’s an elegant tool for small cleanup jobs, and does a surprisingly good job cleaning difficult debris like pet hair. The bin empties with the touch of a button.

That said, there are some trade-offs with this design, of course. The dirt bin is quite small, clocking in at about 2.6 ounces, so it’ll fill up quickly and often. And don’t expect to run it for more than a few minutes at a time. It’ll take 2.5 hours to recharge between jobs. Finally, some of the vacuum’s elegance is lost when you have to snap on the various attachments, but at least they all fit neatly in the charging dock.


Best Handheld Vacuum for Stairs

Shark Rocket Ultra-Light HV292

Shark Rocket Ultra-Light HV292 handheld vacuum
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Shark Rocket Ultra-Light HV292

$100$150SAVE $50 (33%)BUY FROM AMAZON

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light HV292 is a general-purpose handheld vacuum, of course, but it’s seemingly designed specifically with staircases in mind, so if you have a lot of them in your home, this portable vac might rocket to the top of your list. This is a corded vacuum with a 15-foot cord, so Shark took the opportunity to pack this model with a very powerful motor since it needn’t depend on a battery.

It’s a little heavier than the average handheld cordless at four pounds, but it has an ergonomic trigger-style handle, which makers it easy to use. You can use the included extension hose or attach tools directly to the vacuum. Perhaps its best tool is the motorized head, which is especially effective at removing pet hair and cleaning carpets, upholstery, and stairs.

The Main Vacuum Types

There are five primary shapes of vacuum cleaners, each performing a slightly different function, although some combine those forms in order to provide more bang for your buck. Being aware of the expectations you have of your vacuum cleaner can help you more intelligently and decisively pick one of the following.

1. Handheld

Handheld vacuums are perfect for getting those painfully hard-to-reach areas that desperately need a cleaning. The most common example for use is in vacuuming cars, since, as the name suggests, this model can be held in only one hand. Its versatility makes it a dream for suctioning up dirt and debris in a variety of tight places, but it would not serve well for general flooring cleaning, which would take a long time to clean with a handheld. This type of vacuum cleaner comes in all sorts of different forms with equally different price tags.

2. Canister

Canister vacuum cleaners are a happy medium between the upright model and the stick model. They are powerful like the upright cleaners, but feature a slender frame, like the stick cleaners. In this case, a separate canister is attached to a long wand which can be used to maintain not only carpeted areas but also bare flooring as well. This style of vacuum cleaner tends to be one of the most expensive options, given its technologically-forward and multi-functional design.

3. Upright

These cleaners are perhaps the most popular and sought-after forms of vacuum cleaners. When you imagine a vacuum cleaner or see one advertised in media, the image you picture is probably that of an upright machine. These models provide the most powerful clean-up for your house, and offer the comforting benefit of usually easy-to-understand functions and accessories, since most people have used an upright vacuum cleaner at least once in their lifetime. Most models provide settings that allow these vacuum cleaners to be used not only on carpeted surfaces but also bare floors.

4. Stick

While perhaps the least powerful of the vacuum models, stick vacuums have a knack for getting into narrow places and doing a tremendous job on hardwood floors, area rugs and light carpeting. This type of vacuum features a long stick-like handle and a slender construction. The slimness of this model makes it a perfect addition to any closet space, as it tucks neatly into most corners after its purpose has been served.

5. Autonomous / Robot

Robot vacuum cleaners have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, mainly due to the fact that they require little effort on your end. These vacuums are able to roam freely around your home, sucking up any small mess in its way. They not only save you time, but they are also able to reach places that larger vacuums wouldn’t be able to, such as under the couch. One main drawback of robot vacuums is that they typically come at a steep price.


Vacuum Cleaners

Location, Location, Location

Do you have primarily hardwood floors throughout your house? Are these floors covered with area rugs, or are they bare? Is your home filled with wall-to-wall carpeting? These are considerations you must make before taking the leap and purchasing your very own vacuum cleaner.

Bare Floors:

If you have bare floors, you’re better off with models that provide a number of attachments and which don’t have quite as much heft as some of the others. Using a regular upright vacuum on flooring like hardwood poses a number of problems, which includes scratching your smooth and coveted floors and being counterproductive by scattering debris across their surfaces. Some upright vacuums do provide settings that function better on non-carpeted areas, but for the most part your best bet would be with a model like the canister vacuum, which can also take care of your area rugs if you have any. These vacuums usually come with a bare-floor brush, which makes keeping your floors squeaky clean and scratch-free a piece of cake.

Carpeting:

On the other hand, if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, it’s definitely worth considering a model with different advantages than a vacuum cleaner suited for hardwood flooring and tiling. You won’t need to worry about scratching the surface of your carpet, and in fact, you’ll want something powerful that pulls up all the lingering debris from the carpet strands. In this instance, an upright cleaner is a great way to go. There are all sorts of extra conveniences that upright vacuums have recently come out with, including a dirt sensor which makes sure you get that last speck of grime.

Know the layout of your flooring and what sorts of surfaces you’ll be dealing with to ensure your needs will be met with your new vacuum cleaner.

To Bag or Not To Bag

The general consensus is that, whether you have a bagged vacuum or a bagless vacuum, your house will be clean either way (as long as you keep using it). However, there are a few small differences that may make or break your decision to buy one or the other.

Bagged:

If you or any of your family members are sensitive to allergens or have asthma, the bagged vacuum is probably more for you. Dust exposure is minimized when the bag is emptied and most bags are guaranteed to trap all but .03% of the dust and pollen in your carpeting. You do have to replace the bags on a regular basis, although these are typically available at most supermarkets.

Bagless:

If you are environmentally-minded and prefer to not have to deal with replacing bags, the bagless vacuum is more for you. These vacuums usually have a see-through canister which gives you perfect access to seeing how full the vacuum is, which can help you determine when you need to empty it out.

Types Of Vacuum Cleaners Explained

The types of vacuum cleaners to choose from can be overwhelming. Each one comes with its pros and cons.

1. Handheld Vacuum

Cleaning the sofa with a handheld vacuum

The handheld vacuum cleaner is good for cleaning hard-to-reach places. Think of your car, between the couch cushions, and underneath the bed. You can even use this handy machine for cleaning corners in rooms for a thorough clean.PROS:

  • Good for nooks and crannies.
  • You can keep it in your car.
  • Corded or cordless.
  • Good for pet hair.

CONS:

  • Not good for general cleaning, as it would take too long.
  • Less power than a canister or full-sized vacuum.

Additional Specs

TypeHandheld
Cleaning SurfaceAny fabric, hard floor, carpets, cars
Best for CleaningDust, crumbs, hair
Noise LevelQuiet
ManeuverabilityEasy
Storage SizeSmall
Price$

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2. Canister Vacuum

Vacuuming a laminate floor

This powerful vacuum comes with a separate canister attached to the wand of the vacuum. Because of the separate canister, the engines of these vacuums can be bigger. If you’re looking for amazing suction and airflow, consider a canister vacuum.PROS:

  • Powerful vacuum.
  • They can clean floors, stairs, under furniture, upholstery, and curtains.
  • Lightweight.
  • They come with a variety of tools for different surfaces and flooring types.

CONS:

  • They are bulkier, making them harder to store.
  • You need to assemble it before use, so it’s not as quick as other vacuums.
  • You have to take the canister with you as you vacuum.
  • Not good for people prone to back pain, as you’ll have to bend down to lift the canister and switch the vacuum on and off.

Additional Specs

TypeCanister
Cleaning SurfaceCarpets, fabrics, hard floors, stairs
Best for CleaningDirt, pet hair, dust, food
Noise LevelModerate
ManeuverabilityDifficult
Storage SizeLarge
Price$$$

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3. Upright Vacuum

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When you visualize vacuum cleaners, an upright vacuum is probably the image that comes to mind. These vacuums are popular in households because they are effective for cleaning carpets and hard floors. They’re also affordable, powerful, and easy to maneuver.PROS:

  • Easy to store.
  • Stand up on their own.
  • Great for cleaning carpets, but can also be used on hard floors.
  • They come with attachments for different uses.
  • Wide cleaning path which is good for large areas.

CONS:

  • Typically heavier.
  • They can be quite noisy.
  • Difficult to vacuum stairsbecause the cord or the body of the vacuum gets in the way.
  • Not efficient in hard-to-reach places or corners without attachments.

Additional Specs

TypeUpright
Cleaning SurfaceCarpets and hard floors
Best for CleaningDust, allergens, hair
Noise LevelLoud
ManeuverabilityMedium
Storage SizeMedium
Price$$

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4. Stick Vacuum

Woman cleaning hard floor with a cordless stick vacuum

Stick vacuums can be corded or cordless. They are the least powerful of these types of vacuum cleaners but they are good for small, narrow spaces.

Because of their stick-like design, they’re slender and simple to store.PROS:

  • Easy to store.
  • Lightweight.
  • Good for quick, small messes.
  • They work great on hardwood floors.
  • Corded or cordless.

CONS:

  • Not as powerful as other vacuums.
  • Small dirt bin capacity.
  • Noisy.

Additional Specs

TypeStick
Cleaning SurfaceHard floors, light carpet, and rugs
Best for CleaningSurface litter, like crumbs and hair
Noise LevelLoud
ManeuverabilityEasy
Storage SizeSmall
Price$-$$

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5. Robot Vacuum

Robotic vacuum cleaner cleaning the carpet

robot vacuum is like having a well-behaved dog. They clean up your mess, and you don’t even need to train them.

Robot vacuums are becoming more and more popular. That’s because of their wonderful convenience. This vacuum does the work for you while you’re out or while you’re home, cleaning floors and underneath furniture.

PROS:

  • You can relax while the vacuum cleans.
  • The vacuum can find its way around the room and navigate between tight spots.
  • You can control it with your smartphone.
  • Takes only a small storage area.

CONS:

  • They clean small messes, so you might need to vacuum manually every so often.
  • Small dirt bin capacity.
  • Expensive.
  • Not great on shaggy carpets or rugs.

Additional Specs

TypeRobot
Cleaning SurfaceHard floors and carpets
Best for CleaningDirt, dust, hair, crumbs
Noise LevelQuiet
ManeuverabilityEasy
Storage SizeSmall
Price$$-$$$

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6. Backpack Vacuum

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backpack vacuum is a vacuum you can wear like a backpack. This can be a good choice for people who experience back pain.

While these have decent suction, they aren’t as powerful as some of the previously mentioned vacuum cleaners.PROS:

  • Good for people with back pain.
  • They pick up soil and dust.
  • The wand is lightweight.

CONS:

  • Straps can be hard to adjust.
  • The storage bags inside are usually quite small.

Additional Specs

TypeBackpack
Cleaning SurfaceFloors, carpets, furniture
Best for CleaningSoil and dust
Noise LevelMedium
ManeuverabilityEasy
Storage SizeLarge
Price$$-$$$

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7. Wet And Dry Vacuums

Vacuuming tile floor with a shop vacuum

wet and dry vacuum has the ability to vacuum up dry dirt and wet spots, a very useful function. So whether you’ve got spilled milk or sprinkled sawdust, this vacuum can solve your problem.PROS:

  • Vacuums wet and dry debris.
  • Good for inside the home but also on industrial sites.
  • Easy to wash out the separate filters.
  • Nozzle for getting into small spaces.
  • Inflates mattresses and paddling pools.

CONS:

  • Corded, so if using outside, you’ll need to use multiple power supplies.
  • It gets smelly, especially if you’re vacuuming up urine or vomit.

Additional Specs

TypeWet and Dry
Cleaning SurfaceFloors, cars, furniture
Best for CleaningLiquids, solids, foods, glass, dust
Noise LevelMedium
ManeuverabilityDifficult
Storage SizeLarge
Price$-$$

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8. Central Vacuum System

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If you’re tired of plugging and unplugging vacuums, you can get a central vacuum system installed in your home.

You get a tubing system hidden inside the walls of your house. That’s connected to a motorized suction unit usually stored in basements or garages. The tubing system can also connect to wall ports throughout the house.

When you need to vacuum, you connect a long hose to the wall ports and turn it on. Then you vacuum as normal around the house. The debris goes down the hose, through the tubes, and into the debris collection container.PROS:

  • More powerful than normal vacuum cleaners.
  • You don’t need to bring anything around with you.
  • Healthier indoor air quality since the debris container is located outside of living areas in the house.
  • Quiet.
  • The suction isn’t affected as the container fills.
  • You add value to your house.

CONS:

  • These systems are expensive, costing roughly $1,000 to $3,000.
  • You have to carry around a pretty long hose.
  • Less energy efficient.
  • Difficult to vacuum stairs.
  • Not that effective on carpets.

Additional Specs

TypeCentral vacuum system
Cleaning SurfaceCarpets, hard floor, furniture
Best for CleaningDirt, debris, dander
Noise LevelQuiet
ManeuverabilityMedium
Storage SizeSmall
Price$$$

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Is A Vacuum Cleaner Really Necessary?

Maybe you’re quite happy with your broom and dustpan, but here are some reasons that a vacuum cleaner is necessary.

What Are The Advantages Of A Vacuum Cleaner?

  • It’s good if you have allergies: If you don’t vacuum, your allergies could worsen (1). Dust, pollen, and pet dander never go away. Dust mites breed quickly, too (2).
  • Your carpets and rugs will last longer: The more often you vacuum, the cleaner your house will be, therefore, lengthening the lifespan of your carpets, rugs, and other furniture.
  • Vacuuming purifies the air: To an extent, vacuuming can purify the air, especially if you’re a smoker. Smoke gets caught in carpets, curtains, rugs, and couches. Vacuuming is a good way to lessen the amount of old cigarette smoke in your home (3).
  • Vacuuming gets rid of mold: Mold has the creepy ability to move around your home. Vacuuming sucks some of that mold up, cleaning your home (4).
  • Your home looks cleaner: Finally, it’s important to vacuum your home for aesthetics. There’s nothing worse than visiting a friend and being totally uncomfortable in their dusty, dirty home. Vacuum your floors to create a pleasant and clean environment.

Location, Location, Location

Each type of flooring requires a different vacuum cleaner. Consider these tips when choosing the right vacuum cleaner for you.

Hard Floors

If you have hard floors in your house, such as hardwoodtiles, and laminate, your best option is a vacuum cleaner that comes with a number of attachments. You also want to opt for a lightweight vacuum cleaner so you prevent scratches on your floor.

An upright vacuum cleaner can scratch your floors and leave debris on your floors. Some upright vacuums do come with a setting for hard floors, but you’re better choosing something like a canister vacuum.

Canister vacuums usually come with an attachment brush for bare floors, which prevents scratching. Plus, they are good for rugs if you have any on your hard floors.

Carpeting

If you’ve opted for a cozy carpet in your home, it’s important to care for that. For carpet, you need something quite powerful. It needs to be able to pull out dirt and debris from carpet strands.

You don’t need to worry about floor scratching, so an upright vacuum cleaner is a fantastic option. So, when you have wall-to-wall carpet, shaggy or smooth, or even area rugs, an upright vacuum is best for you.

Bagged Vs. Bagless

When it comes to deciding between vacuum cleaners, you might also want to consider if you want a bagged or bagless device. There are pros and cons to both.

Bagged Vacuums

PROS:

  • It’s good if anyone in your family has allergies. Bags trap most of the dirt, dust, and pollen. Exposure is minimal even when you’re emptying them.
  • There is less mess. The dust doesn’t go everywhere when you empty the vacuum, because all the dirt is in a bag.
  • Vacuum bags are available at most supermarkets.

CONS:

  • You have to change the bag regularly.
  • There is more waste and an extra ongoing cost to your vacuum cleaner.

Bagless Vacuums

PROS:

  • Environmentally friendly option.
  • You don’t need to stock spend money on vacuum bags.
  • Usually, you can see how full the dirt container is so you know when to empty the vacuum.

CONS:

  • It’s messier. When you dump the vacuum contents into the trash, dust tends to fly up everywhere. We often find we need to vacuum around our garbage can after emptying our vacuums.

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