Frequently Asked Questions
What is an upright vacuum?
An upright vacuum is a vacuum cleaner with an upright design. Upright vacuums can be used to clean all types of messes on all kinds of surfaces including hard floors and carpet.
Are upright vacuums better?
Upright vacuums are one of the most common types of vacuum cleaners you can buy, and that's because they're affordable, durable, powerful and easy to use. A good upright vacuum cleaner makes cleaning all kinds of messes easy.
What is the difference between a stick vacuum and an upright vacuum?
The main differences between a stick and an upright vacuum is their design and how they clean. Upright vacuums are ideal for quickly and easily cleaning big messes, on either hard floors or carpet. Stick vacuums are more lightweight and easy to use, carry around the house, and store.
Which upright vacuum has the most suction?
The upright vacuum that has the most suction is the Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum. This upright Shark vacuum weighs only 12.5 pounds, and it gets rid of big messes fairly quickly.
What to Look for in an Upright Vacuum Cleaner
According to an Australian study, old vacuums can do more harm than good.
This is why it is necessary to use new, high-quality vacuums that will clean your carpets, and will reduce your allergies. Harvard says that to improve indoor air quality, vacuuming your carpets and area rugs at least once or twice a week will get the job done.
Upright vacuums are suction powerhouses that are capable of handling most dirt, stains, and debris. Floor heads, large holding capacities, and a strong construction pack tons of dirt destroying potential into a portable system.
Bags vs. bagless
A bagged vacuum cleaner works in the traditional way of using a replaceable bag as a filter to trap the dirt while allowing air to flow through the bag. When full, these bags must be replaced(which can be a hassle).
On the other hand, bagless vacuum cleaners use filters to trap dirt and dust in a chamber which can then be emptied. If you have an apartment, read our review of the recommended vacuums for apartments.
A vacuum is easier to use and clean with when it is lightweight and easy to carry.
On the other hand, a vacuum that is on the heavier side will feel clunky and might lead to back pain down the road.
So, which upright vacuum will you buy?