Frequently Asked Questions
Are Vacuums Rated For Pet Hair Different Than Other Vacuums?
Yes. While all vacuums can pick up pet hair, vacuums designed specifically for this function have stronger suction so that more hair and dander can be removed. These vacuums often have large dust cups and special filters to reduce allergens.
What Filters Are Best For Allergens?
If you suffer from allergies, look for a vacuum with a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter can significantly reduce the number of dust particles in your home by filtering smaller particles when vacuuming. Most HEPA filter vacuums have stronger motors so that the filter can work at top performance.
Does A Heavier Weight Machine Mean It Is Better?
Not necessarily. Vacuum cleaner weights generally differ by manufacturer, not for quality reasons. Some of the heavier vacuums may be easier to use because the manufacturer will build in heavier casters or different mechanics such as a swiveling base to make these vacuums easier to handle.
How Often Should You Change Your Vacuum Filter?
This all depends on how often you use the vacuum, what type of debris you are picking up, and what type of filter you have on your machine. Standard filters can often be rinsed out and dried after each use for a few months before replacing. HEPA filters should be replaced every 6 months to a year, depending on use.
Does Using The Attachments Reduce Quality Of Clean?
No. When you switch over to using the hose attachments of your vacuum, the suction is transferred to the hose and is no longer going to the machine's base. You should get the same powerful clean from the attachments that you do when you use the vacuum on the floor.
Can All Machines Be Used On All Floors?
You should always look at the manufacturer's recommendations for your vacuum. All vacuums are rated differently. Some may only work well on hard floors or low-pile carpeting; others may only work well on shaggy rugs. Always check the rating before making a purchase.