The vacuum cleaner is a truly amazing piece of

equipment, as it would be very hard to cope without

one. There are many people out there who prefer

domestic vacuum cleaners for carpeted floors in

their home.

No matter how you look at it, the vacuum cleaner is

an ingenious piece of equipment. It has an air

pump that creates a partial vacuum to suck up the

dust and dirt, which it collects by a filtering

system or a cyclone to dispose of later.

Vacuum cleaner types

Based on their configurations, there are many types

of vacuum cleans. The following are some of the

most known types of vacuum cleaners.


Bagless vacuum cleaners, as the name implies, don’t

use bags. They collect the dust in a compartment

which you can quickly and easily empty. This will

save you from the headache of dealing with messy

and frustrating vacuum bags.


Upright vacuum cleaners have the pump mounted

directly above the suction intake, with the bag

mounted on the handle that will normally rise to

waist height. The designs of upright vacuum cleaners

will normally employ mechanical beaters, which

are often rotating brushes, to help dust that has

yet to settle be vacuumed up. An attached belt to

the vacuum motor will drive these beaters.

Canister types

Canister vacuum cleaners have the motor and the

bag in a separate cylinder unit that is connected

to the vacuum head by a long flexible hose. Even

though the upright units have been tested as being

more effective, the lighter and more maneuverable

heads of the canister are also popular. There are

some canister models on the market that feature

power heads which contain the same type of beaters

as found with upright units, even though those

types of beaters are driven by a seperate electric



Backpack vacuums are a great tool for commercial

type cleaning. Backpack vacuums will allow you to

move around rapidly in a large area. It is

basically a canister vacuum cleaner, except for the

fact that the straps are used to carry the canister

unit on your back.

Central vacuum

A central or built in vacuum cleaner has the suction

motor and bag based in a central location of the

building, providing vacuum inlets at strategic

places throughout the building. This way, you only

need to carry the hose and pickup head from room

to room. The hose is normally 25 foot long,

allowing a large range of movement without having

to change vacuum inlets.

A plastic pipe will connect the vacuum outlets to

the central unit. The head of the vacuum may

either by un-powered or have beaters that are operated

by an air driven or electric motor. The dirt bags

in central systems are so big that you only need

to change or empty them once or twice a year.


Robot type vacuum cleaners will move around your

home, cleaning as they wish. They are compact and

powered by batteries.

Hand held

Hand held vacuum cleaners are very small and powered

by either batteries or electricity, and very popular

with cleaning up small spills.

Wet or dry vacs

Wet or dry vacuum systems can be used to clean up

both wet and dry spills and dirt.

Vacuums are very helpful with protecting yourself

and your family from dust particles. They are also

helpful for those who suffer from allergies that

result from dirt and dust. Before you buy a vacuum

cleaner, you should always read some reviews and

find out other information to ensure that the vacuum

cleaner you buy will meet your needs.


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