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Why investing in a top quality vacuum cleaner will be the best decision you make this year

Published 08/04/2015 | 02:30

Modern homes are full of gadgets and appliances that make our lives more convenient. However, vacuum cleaners are one utility most people could not live without.

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It is common for homeowner to invest a lot of money into carpets, rugs and flooring around the house, so taking care of these assets can become paramount. Vacuuming is the most practical way to regularly take care of this investment.

Getting into a vacuuming routine will help remove soil, dust and dirt that comes from regular footfall. This dirt can damage the carpet fibre and reduce the life of the rug or carpet.

Certain high traffic, or pet inhabited areas, of carpet should be vacuumed on a regular basis, more so than other parts of the home.

The right choice

Do you find that no matter how much you vacuum your house, dust and dirt still manages to rear its ugly head? This could be down to the vacuum cleaner you use, and if it's not up to scratch then you could be risking your health.

New findings by Australian researchers suggest that some vacuum cleaners may actually be hindering the cleaning process, not making it easier. They tested a range of vacuum cleaners and found that they sucked bacteria and dust up, only to spray it back into the air.

This can affect people with asthma and allergies, as well as spreading infection.

That's why it's so important to invest in a quality vacuum cleaner.

When purchasing a vacuum cleaner, look out for models with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These filters reduce the majority of airborne pollen, dust, animal hair and bacteria in the air.

By changing the HEPA filter regularly and vacuuming your home often, you will dramatically reduce allergens and dirt.

Quietly confident

One of the biggest complaints about vacuum cleaners is the monotonous din they make. Nobody wants to hear the drone of a vacuum cleaner as it makes its way through the house. Bosch have a product that combats this common problem.

A normal conversation between two people is 60 to 65 decibels of sound. A standard vacuum cleaner produces 70 decibels. The GS-50 PowerSilence 66 by Bosch is just 66 decibels, making it the quietest vacuum cleaner on the market.

The innovative SilenceSound System™ uses insulation materials, motor suspension, optimised airflow and sound reduced accessories for an extremely quiet operation. It's perfect for enjoying music while doing the housework, as well as doing a spot of nighttime cleaning without worrying about annoying the neighbours.

It also comes equipped with a HEPA filter, so as well as a quiet clean, you also get a thorough one.

Pet smart

As anyone who has an animal in the house will attest to, pet hair can be a household nightmare

Clogged vacuum cleaners are the bane of a pet owner's existence, however the Power Animal vacuum cleaner from Bosch can help ease this burden.

The Animal 360™ kit has powerful, easy to change nozzles for carpets, upholstery and hard floors. It also has a dual turbo brush for picking up that tricky dust and pet hair.

Like any good vacuum it also comes with a washable HEPA filter, perfect for people who suffer from allergies like asthma.

The AirBumper™ technology protects your walls and furniture from knocks and bumps, and the extra long cable gives you optimum convenience. It has a 15-metre operating radius, which minimises the need to change sockets.

Irish Independent

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