Vacuum Cleaners Features Comparison
When choosing a cheap vacuum, check on the filtration system. A high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system is considered tops by experts because it picks up 99.97% of dust, pollen and other particles that pass through it. Bag versus bagless is a matter of a personal preference: cheap bagless vacuums are easier to use and require no extra expense (no need to keep buying new bags), but some consumers opt for cheap bagged vacuum cleaners because they tend to trap more dust and particles. Cleaning path on a cheap vacuum determines how many sweeps across a room are needed: 15 inches is common among the better cheap uprights although 13 inches suffices and may better suit smaller rooms and hard-to-reach areas. Power cord and hose length, weight, and attachments all affect the user-friendliness of your low-cost vacuum. Long power cord and hose length mean greater reach when cleaning. Light weight makes it easier to move the vacuum around, especially going up and down stairs. Attachments include, but are not limited to, a dusting brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool, and extension wand. Most good cheap upright vacuums come with a warranty.
|Filtration||Bagless||Cleaning Path||Cord Length||Hose Length||Weight||Attachments||Warranty|
|Bissell 3950 Velocity Bagless estimated price $100||HEPA||Yes||15 inches||35 feet||14 feet||24 pounds||Crevice tool, dusting/upholstery brush, TurboBrush, extension wand||1 year|
|Eureka 4870 Boss Smartvac estimated price $80||HEPA||No||15 inches||30 feet||Doesn’t say||21.5 pounds||Turbo nozzle; additional tools can be bought separately||1 year|
|Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright estimated price $53||Allergen – picks up 99% of dust and allergens||No||15 inches||25 feet||5 feet||18 pounds||2 extension wands, dusting brush, crevice tool, upholstery tool||1 year|
|Dirt Devil M088160 Breeze Upright Bagless estimated price $52||MicroFresh – picks up 99% of dust and allergens||Yes||13 inches||25 feet||7 feet (with extender)||13 pounds||Extension wand, crevice brush, dusting tool||2 year|