Barrel and Upright Vacuum Cleaners These types are suitable for medium-sized to large homes. You can use them on all types of flooring and are reliable for picking up pet hair. Weighing about 7 kilograms, storage can be a bit challenging. You need a cupboard or any space that can accommodate the height, bulk and hose. Upright vacuum cleaners tend to be bulkier than barrels. The upright models are good for thorough cleaner of large floor spaces, while the barrel models are fit for difficult places, such as car interiors, stairs and the back of furniture. Cost: $50-$1500
Stick Vacuum Cleaner For $40-$100, you can have this type of vacuum cleaner that can effectively pick up pet hair. It is suitable for all floor types, particularly hard floors. You do not have to be bothered about storage because it isn’t bulky and usually comes with a mounting rack. Stick vacuum cleaners are helpful in spot cleaning and quick clean-ups.
Robot Vacuum Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaners can effectively clean small to medium floor areas. Their performance on hard floors is average but they are not recommended on carpets, although they can give them superficial cleaning. These vacuum cleaners can be stored under the bed or inside a small cabinet. If you’re tight on the budget for this equipment, you may want to consider other options because the robotic models are at $150-$2000, and are not effective in cleaning corners.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaners Handheld vacuum cleaners are small which makes them appropriate for spot cleaning only. You do not want to strain your back by vacuum the entire room using a handheld model. For $39-$400, you can conveniently clean the car interiors, computers and other equipment at home. Some stick vacuums can be converted into a handheld cleaner.