When it comes to buying just the right vacuum for your specific needs, the choices can seem endless.

As it is with a lot of household products, there are literally rooms full of different product options for you to select from.

So to help you purchase your next vacuum, we’ve put together 3 questions to ask that might help you narrow down your choices and make the purchasing process a bit easier for you.

1)  Should I buy a canister vacuum or an upright vacuum

One of the more noticeable attributes you’ll look at when purchasing your next vacuum is whether to buy a vacuum with a canister or an upright vacuum cleaner.  There isn’t a right or wrong answer of course, but a canister vacuum is typically more agile and versatile, allowing you to not only vacuum your carpets thoroughly, but also easily clean your bare floors, stairs, and getting dirt out of those corners.

2)  A bag or a bagless vacuum?

Here’s a question that most people find themselves asking when purchasing their next vacuum.  Should you buy the vacuum with the bag, or should you go with the bagless model?  Of course, there isn’t a right or wrong definitive answer here, but knowing some pros and cons can help the situation.

Both the bagged and the bagless vacuum clean equally well.  And ultimately, a buying decision is going to be based on your personal preference.  A  bagless vacuum cleaner will save you time, trouble, and money from having to buy extra bags all the time, but they can be messy to empty.  Also with a bagless vacuum, you’ll have to keep the filters and dust containers clean.  However, vacuums with bags keeps all of the dirt and debris contained which can make it difficult to retrieve objects or valuables that may have been sucked up while running your vacuum cleaner.

3)  Do more amps mean a better vacuuming job?

Some consumers, when buying a vacuum, look to buy the vacuum with the highest amps, horsepower, and watts because the thinking is – the more amps and horsepower, the more thorough the vacuum and cleaning.

And this is just not the case!

Numbers such as amps, horsepower, and watts are simply a measurement of electrical currents in the motor.  The power of a vacuum – at least when it comes to cleaning – is the amount of airflow and suction power it generates.

So instead of fixating on the electrical stats of the vacuum when making your next vacuum purchase, focus instead on the suction power and efficiency of cleaning.