Purchasing a quality vacuum is a great investment in the upkeep and maintenance of your house or office. If you have spent more than $150,000.00 to purchase your house you should not be concerned about spending $500 to $1000 to take care of it. In addition investing into a quality vacuum will not only keep your house clean but help to remove dangerous mold, dust, dirt and allergens. Locating a quality vacuum these days is relatively easy due to the access to the Internet. However some vacuum brands are only sold by door to door salesmen that come to your house and conduct a demonstration. To some people this is a great convenience but to others it is an attempted scam artist trying to invade your privacy. The positives beyond convenience come from being able to see and use the vacuum prior to making your purchase. Purchasing a vacuum at a big box or department store is relatively easy but you do not have the opportunity to take it for a test drive prior to purchase. Each person will have to consider the plus and minus factors when considering this method of vacuum purchase.
A powerful vacuum will not only provide more suction but also have enough power to run the accessories more efficiently. Vacuum power is normally measure in terms of amps. Thus the higher the amps the more powerful the vacuum is. The downside of a powerful vacuum is that it will tend to weigh more that a less powerful model. This may not be a problem if you live in a one story house that does not have stairs to the upstairs and basement. However cleaning a stairway with a heavy vacuum can be tough on you. As an alternative you could purchase a lightweight cordless vacuum to do stairways or small confined areas. Probably as important as cleaning power is the vacuums ability to remove dangerous pathogens and allergens through the use of good filters. Any vacuum that you are considering for purchase should have at least a high volume HEPA filter. A good quality vacuum will not only provide you with a clean house but also a healthy one as well.