As history indicates, the first model vacuum cleaner

wasn’t even a vacuum cleaner at all, more of a carpet

sweeper. This was invented by a man named Daniel

Hess, who in 1860 patented a machine that featured

rotating brushes on the bottom and bellows that

helped to create suction.

However, there is no evidence that this very machine

was ever produced. Some 40 years or so later, in

1908, James Spangler of Canton, Ohio received a

patent for the very first portable electric vacuum

cleaner. It was in fact his cousin in law, William

Hoover, who lent his name to the legendary company

that produces quality vacuum cleaners even today.

For more than 150 years, the vacuum cleaner has

been improved upon greatly. From doing your weekly

vacuuming of your home, doing a spring cleaning,

or simply leaving the vacuuming up to the robot,

there is a vacuum out there suited to your needs.

With upright, canister, HEPA filtered, bagged and

bagless, there is always a vacuum cleaner for your

needs on the market.

There are actually 2 ways in which a vacuum cleaner

cleans. The first, and the way we rate a vacuum

on most is how debris and dirt is picked up off

of a carpet and the floor. When you are searching

for a vacuum, keep in mind the power of the

suction motor, as this is very important for getting

good performance.

The second reason, one that isn’t often thought

about, is how well the vacuum filters the air and

puts it back into the home. Those with allergy

problems will find a HEPA vacuum to be the best

choice. There are some models of HEPA vacuums

that can filter out 99% of pollens, dust, and

other common household allergens.

There is also the choice of canister or upright

vacuum, as this is more or less based on personal

preference. Both vacuum types have their pros and

cons. The heads of canister vacuums are able to

reach under your furniture, also making it easier

to vacuum the stairs as well.

Canister vacuums on the other hand have a retractable

electric cord, which is much more convenient than

wrapping the cord back around the neck of the

vacuum. It is often times easier to push the light

weight canister vacuum head as opposed to pushing

a canister style vacuum.

When you choose your vacuum cleaner, keep in mind

what you plan to vacuum. There are several designs

and types intended for different uses. If you have

hardwood floors, you obviously wouldn’t want to

use a carpet vacuum.

The little things such as this will be a huge factor

in selecting your vacuum cleaner. If you play

your cards right, you’ll have the perfect vacuum

cleaner for your home – and other areas as well.

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