Tips & Tricks
Tips & Tricks

4 Things to Consider When Shopping for A New Vacuum

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1. Size

How do you intend to use your new vacuum? There are many different types of vacuums for many different purposes – upright, handheld, stick, canister, cordless, carpet, or robot. Choosing the right vacuum for your space will give you the best clean. Element’s upright vacuums are versatile enough for every home. Featuring five floor settings, they suck up dirt from hardwood floors all the way to high pile carpet. Another thing to think about is portability. Vacuuming with a heavy vacuum is quite the workout. Element’s vacuums are lightweight and portable, making it less of a chore.

2. Power

A powerful vacuum is key to maximizing its cleaning power. Vacuums are commonly measured by their amperage or wattage. A typical vacuum will be between 8 and 12 amps. Finding a vacuum with the power to lift dirt and debris will give you the best clean possible. Homes with a lot of carpet and rugs require more suction than those with hard floors. Determine your floor type(s) to find the best vacuum for your space.

3. Accessories

Element vacuums come with helpful accessories to make your life easier. When shopping for a vacuum, make sure you look for a crevice tool. This attachment is great for cleaning hard-to-reach areas like in between cushions. A dust brush is also perfect for sucking up dust rather than spreading it around. Element offers a 3-in-1 Crevice and Dust Brush that is conveniently stored on the vacuum for quick access. If you have pets, a Pet (H)air Brush is essential for removing stubborn pet hair on stairs, furniture, and upholstery. Finding the right accessories for your vacuum will save you time and energy while cleaning.

4. Corded Versus Cordless

A dilemma most shoppers face when choosing a vacuum is if they should get a corded or cordless (battery operated) vacuum. Corded vacuums are great because they are always ready to be used and you don’t have to frequently charge a battery. However, some people prefer cordless vacuums because you can reach every inch of your house without dealing with a cord. Whatever your preference is, remember that batteries take time to charge and sometimes need replacing, which can be very expensive. Element offers vacuums with varying cord lengths up to 30 feet, so you don’t have to constantly change outlets.

No matter your needs, our line of powerful yet affordable vacuums ensure there’s an Element vacuum that’s right for you. Shop Now!