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Tips For Choosing the Right Vacuum for Your Home

Maintaining a clean and healthy home environment is a top priority for many of us, and a powerful vacuum cleaner is a crucial tool in achieving that goal. Vacuuming not only removes dirt and debris but also helps eliminate allergens and pests that can affect your well-being. 

In this guide, we'll explore the numerous benefits of vacuum cleaning and introduce you to some exceptional vacuum options available at Briscoes. Whether you have carpets, hardwood floors, or simply want to reduce stress by keeping your home tidy, we've got you covered.


Benefits of vacuum cleaning your home

A clean home is more than just aesthetically pleasing; it's the cornerstone of a healthy and harmonious living space. Discover how maintaining a clean environment can positively transform your life in ways you may not have imagined.

Dust and allergen removal

One of the primary reasons for investing in a high-quality vacuum cleaner is its remarkable ability to effectively remove dust, dirt, pet dander, and other allergens from your home. These microscopic particles often hide in your floors, carpets, and upholstery, and eliminating them can significantly reduce allergies and respiratory issues. Moreover, it greatly improves indoor air quality, ensuring a healthier living space for you and your loved ones.

Dust and allergens can have a profound impact on your health, particularly if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Dust mites, pollen, and pet dander are common allergens found in homes, and they can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems. A good vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter can effectively capture these tiny particles, preventing them from being released back into the air. This not only provides relief for allergy sufferers but also contributes to a cleaner and fresher indoor environment.

Pest control

Beyond conventional cleaning, vacuuming also plays a vital role in pest control. Nuisances like dust mites, fleas, and bed bugs tend to burrow deep within carpets, upholstery, and floor cracks.

Regular vacuuming not only removes these unwanted guests but also disrupts their habitats, minimising their presence in your home. It's a proactive approach to preventing infestations.

Versatile cleaning

Modern vacuum cleaners are designed to be versatile cleaning tools. They come equipped with various attachments and accessories that enable you to clean a wide range of surfaces effectively. Whether you have carpets, hardwood floors, tiles, upholstery, or more, a well-equipped vacuum ensures that every nook and cranny of your home receives the thorough cleaning it deserves.

The versatility of a vacuum cleaner is a significant advantage. It means that you can use a single device to clean different areas of your home, from the living room carpet to the kitchen tiles and even the upholstery on your furniture. This eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools and streamlines your cleaning routine.

Stress reduction

A clean and organised home can significantly impact your mental well-being. Beyond the physical benefits, vacuuming your home regularly promotes a sense of calm and reduces stress levels. When your surroundings are clean and clutter-free, it's much easier to relax and fully enjoy your living space.


How to choose the right vacuum for your home

Finding the perfect vacuum cleaner for your home isn't just about picking the shiniest or most expensive model. It's about selecting a cleaning companion that suits your needs and makes the chore of vacuuming a breeze. Let’s explore what makes a good vacuum:

What kind of vacuum suits your needs?

Choosing the right vacuum for your needs involves assessing your home's unique characteristics and your personal preferences. Here are some key factors to consider:

Size and layout of your home

The size and layout of your home play a significant role in determining the type of vacuum that will work best for you. If you have a large home with multiple floors, a lightweight and manoeuvrable vacuum may be more practical. Conversely, if you have a smaller space, a compact vacuum may suffice.

Types of flooring

Consider the types of flooring in your home. Do you have mostly carpets, hardwood floors, tile, or a combination of these? Some vacuums are better suited for specific flooring types, so it's essential to choose one that can handle your home's surfaces effectively.

Do you have pets?

If you have pets, you'll want a vacuum cleaner equipped to handle pet hair and dander. Look for models with specialised pet attachments and strong suction power to ensure thorough cleaning. We rounded up the best vacuums for pet hair, so you don’t have to.

Upright vs. canister vacuums

Understanding the differences between upright and canister vacuum cleaners is essential. Upright vacuums are excellent for larger carpeted areas and offer ergonomic handling. Conversely, canister vacuums excel at manoeuvring around furniture and reaching tight spots. We'll delve into the benefits of each type to help you make an informed decision.

Upright vacuums

Upright vacuum cleaners are designed for efficient carpet cleaning. They are generally easy to manoeuvre and offer a wide cleaning path, making them ideal for large carpeted areas. Many upright vacuums also come with adjustable height settings to accommodate different carpet pile heights.

Canister vacuums

Canister vacuum cleaners are known for their versatility. They consist of a separate canister and hose, which allows for greater flexibility when cleaning. Canisters are excellent for vacuuming under furniture, on stairs, and in tight spaces. They are also typically quieter than upright models.

Attachments and features

Modern vacuum cleaners are equipped with a wide range of attachments and features. We'll discuss the versatility of these attachments, compare corded and cordless vacuum options, and explore the pros and cons of bagged versus bagless models. Each of these aspects plays a significant role in the usability and effectiveness of your vacuum.


The attachments and accessories that come with your vacuum can greatly enhance its capabilities. Look for a vacuum that includes a variety of attachments, such as a crevice tool for tight spaces, an upholstery brush for furniture, and a pet hair tool for furry friends. These attachments make it easier to tackle different cleaning challenges around your home.

Corded vs. cordless vacuums

Corded vacuum cleaners offer consistent power, making them suitable for thorough cleaning sessions. They don't rely on battery life, so you can clean without interruptions. On the other hand, cordless vacuums provide the convenience of untethered cleaning, allowing you to move freely around your home. However, their runtime is limited by battery life, so they may be better suited for quick cleanups.

Bagged vs. bagless models

Bagged vacuum cleaners use disposable bags to collect dirt and debris, making disposal mess-free and hygienic. Bagless models have a dustbin that you empty when full, eliminating the need for replacement bags. Your choice between bagged and bagless depends on your preference for maintenance and environmental considerations.


Best vacuums for your home

Now that you have a better understanding of what to look for in a vacuum cleaner, let's introduce you to some top-quality options available at Briscoes.

Please note, stock is subject to availability online and in-store.

Electrolux Power Force Dust & Gone

The Electrolux Power Force Dust & Gone is a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning. Featuring the Power Pro System™, it delivers optimal cleaning results on various floor types, from carpets to hardwood. 

With adjustable power control, you can customise the suction to suit your needs. Thanks to the 360 Motion Technology™, manoeuvring this vacuum is a breeze, and the 180 Access™ makes dust bag changes effortless. What's more, its lightweight design ensures easy handling and storage, making it a versatile and user-friendly choice for any home.

Dyson V7 Advanced Origin Stick Vacuum

The Dyson V7 Advanced Origin Stick Vacuum is all about power and convenience. This cordless vacuum provides powerful suction for versatile cleaning and can transform into a handheld vacuum with just one click, making it perfect for tackling your home and car. With up to 40 minutes of fade-free power, you'll have ample time for your cleaning tasks. 

It features whole machine filtration that captures 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, ensuring cleaner air. Plus, the Dyson Motorbar™ cleaner head has de-tangling vanes that automatically clear wrapped hair from the brush bar as you clean. This vacuum is lightweight, ergonomic, and built to make cleaning high-up places a breeze. 

Electrolux Silent Performer

If quiet operation is a priority, the Electrolux Silent Performer is an excellent choice. Featuring the Silence Pro System™, it delivers silent cleaning without compromising on performance. The Ergoshock™ bumper protects surfaces while you clean, and the adjustable power level allows for customised cleaning based on your needs. 

The Easy Empty™ system ensures hassle-free dust disposal. This vacuum is designed for those who prefer a peaceful cleaning experience without sacrificing efficiency.


Choose the right vacuum for you with Briscoes 

Selecting the right vacuum cleaner for your home is a decision that can significantly impact your overall living experience. 

Whether you prioritise dust and allergen removal, or versatile cleaning, there's a vacuum out there that suits your needs. Briscoes offers a wide variety of vacuums for you to choose from, both online and in-store. 



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