Trying to choose between an upright vacuum or a canister vacuum? While the decision may boil down to personal preference, canister vacuums do have a few unique advantages that bear consideration.
Before delving into the pros and cons of both types of vacuums, it is helpful to understand the design features that distinguish them. Upright vacuum cleaners are the most popular and traditional design. On these machines, the suction head are motor are in the same unit, and the operator pushes it in front of him. Canister vacuums, in contrast, feature a cleaning nozzle at the end of a wand. This equipment is linked to the vacuum by a hose. The canister houses the dust bags, filter and engine, and wheels allow the machine to be dragged by the operator.
Canister vacuums, like the BGC3000, BGCOMP 9H and BGC2000, are generally more powerful than upright vacuums because there is no limit on the engine’s sizes. They also may lead to faster and easier cleaning because of their better flow-rate and suction, particularly on bare floors. The machines tend to be easier to carry thanks to their lightweight design, and they offer high maneuverability. The hose makes it easy to clean areas like stairs, underneath furniture and on higher areas likes blinds, drapes and upholstery. In cramped areas, they are ideal because you can clean by just moving the wand instead of the entire machine.
The canister design also offers good sound insulation, making them a quieter option for facilities like hospitals and schools.
Canister vacuums are a versatile cleaning option because of the variety of tools that can increase their efficiency — including upholstery brushes, crevice nozzles and even mechanized brushes. These tools may be placed directly on the wand or conveniently on the canister.
The BGCOMP9H, for example, features a combo floor tool that allows the user to control the brush height while cleaning different floor types. Other on-board cleaning tools include a dusting brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool, metal telescoping wand and combination floor tool. This makes the BGCOM9H a versatile cleaning machine perfect for a variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, salons, barber shops, spas, cafes, schools, hotels and restaurants.
Still not sure which option is best for you? Contact the team at Bissell today at 1-800-2542-1378 to learn more about our canister and upright commercial vacuums!