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Vacuum cleaners share a lot in common. They all have a motor, a place to hold the dirt, a cord, and you can either pull them or push them across the floor. But there are a few features that will make your vacuum cleaner easy to push, and clean the floors much more effectively than vacuums with other features.

On your next vacuum, look for a metal motor of high quality. Remember that old Hoover your grandmother had that lasted thirty years? It’s because the motor had a metal casing and not a plastic outer shell. Metal motors don’t retain heat like plastic motors This will allow the motor to run cooler and will extend the life of the motor greatly.

Don’t buy bagless vacuum cleaners. Have you ever noticed that the bagless vacuum cleaners are the least expensive models? HEPA filters in bagless vacuums should be changed at least yearly, and more often if you have indoor pets. One filter may cost more than a dozen high filtration vacuum cleaner bags. You put bags in your trash cans to keep the inside clean and to make disposal more sanitary. It’s the same with vacuum cleaner bags. They not only keep the inside of the vacuum cleaner …well, cleaner. They also are cleaner when you dispose of them.. When you empty a bagless vacuum cleaner there is a puff of dust blown back in your face. Nobody enjoys that.

Using HEPA filtration bags in your vacuum will make the vacuum far cleaner when you throw out the bag. This way you can be sure that your vacuum cleaners is leaking practically no dust, and the machine is keeping clean as well. Be sure to buy a supply of bags when you purchase your vacuum. This way you will not run out as soon. And most bags are cheaper if you buy them in larger packs. See if there is a discount if you buy bags in larger quantity.

Buying from a dealer who services what they sell has real advantages. Buying locally from a specialty store selling vacuum cleaners will usually give you the best selection. The owners also know quite a lot about what they sell and can answer your questions. People may try to save money by buying from a big box store, only to find out later that bags and filters are impossible to find locally. Most big box stores do not service what they sell, or offer parts for service

Find your local vacuum cleaner specialty store online or in the local Yellow Page directory.

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