Vacuuming Isn’t One Size Fits All

When it comes to vacuuming, one size does not fit all. But how to choose a vacuum cleaner appropriate for your household situation? The multitude of options can be daunting, not to mention all the additional tools and attachments. Follow our step-by-step guide for a stress-free selection experience.

Identify your personal needs!

The first step in choosing a vacuum is to identify your personal needs. What kind of flooring or carpet do you have? What is the age of your carpet? How many people and pets are in your home? What are your allergy and asthma triggers? How much area do you have to cover, and how much mobility do you have?

Important Considerations for Choosing a Vacuum

Once you answer those questions, you can determine what features are most important to you when choosing a new vacuum:

Identify Your Household Type

We’ve outlined a few common household situations to help you choose the features in a vacuum that might be right for your home:

Finally, don’t be afraid to contact the manufacturer or a dealer if you have questions when choosing a vacuum!

The Floor is a Collection of the Conditions in Your Home

Remember that the majority of the dust, dirt, particles, and things that make for bad indoor air fall to the ground. Your floor is the largest dust collector in your house and maintaining it should be a priority for good healthier indoor air.

We recommend performing a seasonal deep cleaning on the vacuum, following the manufacturers’ recommendations for cleaning any filters, wiping down the unit inside and out, and removing any debris in the powerheads.  

We also recommend a thorough floor cleaning in the spring and fall; moving the furniture and vacuuming slowly in multiple directions. Remember to change the bag or empty the dust collector frequently.

For more information on cleaning for a healthy home, read our article Could Cleaning Be Impacting Your Breathing? 

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Dana Sundblad
Dana is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over 20 years experience helping companies achieve awareness and financial goals in consumer, technology, and non-profit industries. Most recently she was Director of Communications at Castilleja School and began her career in brand marketing with Clorox. She received her MBA from Harvard University and BA from Wellesley College.
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