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Cordless vacuum cleaners can be a lifesaver in our hectic busy world. Most of them lie quietly charging until a vacuuming emergency sends us running to them. Then with lightning quick speed, the suck away the cereal, leaves, dirt, or debris and return quietly to wait until they are needed again. But what makes a good cordless vacuum cleaner?

Weight of the Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

One of the biggest factors that you'll want to consider before buying a cordless vacuum cleaner is how heavy it is. Bulky heavy cleaners are going to be difficult and annoying to use. The lighter a cordless vacuum cleaner is, the easier it will be to use.

Length of Charge for a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Another major factor you should consider before buying a cordless vacuum cleaner is how long the charge will last. The longer the charge, the more cleaning time you will have. Motorized accessories will drain extra battery life, so determine how long of a charge you will get with those as well. You should also try to determine how long the vacuum has to be charged before it will be up to full power.

Accessories for a Cordless Vacuum

Many cordless vacuum cleaners now come with accessories or have additional accessories available. Common accessories include, brushes, crevice tools, and motorized stair/floor tools. Some cordless vacuums may even have wand attachments that can help the vacuum cleaner function like a stick vacuum as well. Docking stations are a nice accessory that stores and charges the cordless vacuum cleaner.

Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Suction

Although cordless vacuum cleaners have come a long way in the last decade, there is still a wide variety of suction powers among the vacuum cleaners on the market. Although it can be difficult to know what the suction power of a particular model is, display models, online reivews, and testing in store can help you know if a cordless vacuum cleaner will really stand up to the messes in your home.

Vacuum Warranty Length and Exclusions

Check the warranty information. It may seem like a cheaper model is the way to go, but models with longer warranties can end up saving money in the long run, depending on the exclusions of the warranty.
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