If you suffer from any back-related issues then an upright vacuum cleaner is probably the right choice for you as, due to design, there is less bending down required during operation when compared to a cylinder vacuum cleaner. Upright vacuum cleaners are also more suited to larger, carpeted homes as their dust capacities are generally larger than cylinder vacuum cleaners.
Bagged or Bagless
Today, most vacuum cleaners are bagless but there are still bagged models available to buy. Bagless models have the benefit of being cheaper to run as there are no additional costs involved by having to purchase additional bags. Bagged models tend to have larger dust capacities and as the bag seals off the dust it could be argued they allow for cleaner disposal.
Standing for High Efficiency Particulate Air, HEPA filtration works by forcing the dirt that is picked up through a fine wire mesh, trapping potentially harmful particles such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander. A vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration should be considered by anyone who suffers from any sort of allergies or asthma.
For the pet-lovers amongst us, a vacuum cleaner labelled as a “pet” model is a must. They are designed to be extra efficient at picking up pet hairs from carpets and upholstery, ensuring your home and furniture looks and smells like new.
Vacuum cleaning can be tiring at the best of times. As such, you may wish to consider the purchase of a vacuum cleaner described as “lightweight” as, during use, manoeuvrability around the home will be much easier.