Why do some products cost more than others? I’ve asked this myself when shopping for my first vacuum. I personally like buying cheap or moderately priced products. But, if the product is really good, I won’t mind spending more for it. I think it’s only fair that the price should match the quality and value of product. At the end of the day, isn’t it true that we all want to feel that we’ve made a good buy and we’re satisfied with what we bought? (Read my post on 5 Tips How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner).
When it comes to buying vacuum, what features do you look into? Does price matter? I think so. I’ll explain why in the next 4 points:
Material Used to Manufacture Vacuum is Important
Your vacuum may be made of plastic with a combination of stronger material (acrylic). A simple way to check the plastic quality is by gently tapping the surface of your vacuum. You can tell it’s made of low quality plastic when it emits a high pitch tap sound when you gently tap on it. Good plastic releases a solid thud sound and you can be sure that it won’t break easily even when hit against something hard. Naturally, vacuum with better built cost much more.
I’ve bought different types of vacuum and I’ve observed that those with better built can cost twice as much, but they also last longer. Well, there are also cases where the opposite is true (cheap models last longer) but to buy a good model, you got to do your research thoroughly. I’d recommend Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner for those looking for a good but cheap vacuum.
The Type of Filtration Matters
The price of a vacuum increases significantly depending on the type of filter system used. More expensive filters include HEPA or S Class. These sophisticated filters trap allergen effectively, leaving the house clean and allergen-free. I’ve mentioned in my post (5 Tips How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner) that it’s important to choose a vacuum with good filter. You’d want to live in a dust-free environment and breathe cleaner air at the same time.
Suction Power and Overall Performance
Generally, it’s good to choose a vacuum that works on both carpet and floor. Most people also have the habit of owning two vacuums – one for thorough house cleaning and the other for quick touch-ups. If you want to do the same, invest in a good model with excellent suction for the one you do thorough cleaning with.
Consider the reviews on my blog and choose a model that suits you best. In any case, it’s best to choose models with excellent performance for both models. However if that’s not possible, then settle for a cheap but reasonably good model to do your light-duty cleaning.
Money Spent = Time Saved?
I personally think this is true. Take robotic vacuum or example, I may have spent a huge sum on it but I consider it worthwhile because of the time saved. I don’t have to clean the house myself – I have a mini robot to take care of that for me! So, whether you are willing to spend more money to save time, it’s a matter of personal preference and logical reasoning. I’d say if you can afford it, why not?
Also, check out my posts on 4 Ways to Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner in Tip Top Condition and Why You Need A Vacuum Cleaner (and Why a Broom Just Won’t Work!). Go back to my TopVacuumCleaner main page for more vacuum cleaner reviews or go to my post here for carpet cleaner reviews.
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