ROBOTIC VACUUM BUYING GUIDES
It was the stuff of futuristic legends that led us to even dream about having a vacuum cleaner that did all the work itself. Imagine how much more time that would allow us in our day to day toil.
Well, they are no longer a vision for the future as Robotic vacuums are here now and we need to know the ins and outs of this little time savings genius.
How good are robotic vacuums?
The mechanics of all vacuums are a mixture of power, suction, filters and dust collection. Many people look at robotic vacuums and think that can’t possibly generate the power a larger vacuum with a bigger motor could. This may be true to an extent; however, most people vacuum too quickly, missing spots and not picking up everything in the areas they do go over. Robotic vacuums move very slowly in comparison to a human so despite the sacrifice you make in wattage, you pick up in the more complete clean the vacuum will deliver.
When considering to buy one, a robotic vacuum falls under the “you get what you pay for”. If you are serious, do not make this a novelty purchase. Cheaper versions will generally let you down with a lack of quality manufacturing materials and substandard power. A good robotic vacuum cleaner will be in the same ball park price wise as a traditional, quality vacuum.
One of the greatest advantages of a small vacuum is the space you will save. Most people put their robotic vacs in an out of the way place like the laundry. If you’re about to move into a new place or looking for ideas for a bridal registry, a good robotic vacuum may be the present to ask for.
Most people vacuum around once a week. With a robotic vacuum, you can do it daily which will really cut down on dirt and dust settling on your flooring. This frequency of vacuuming will also assist with those with asthma and allergies, as well as household pet that sheds a lot.
Features of a robotic vacuum
The device will detect when there is a recess in the floor and stop beforehand to avoid crashing down the step.
Intuitively, when the battery starts to get low, the vacuum finds its own way back to the charging station and docks itself to gain full charge again.
Another great advantage of robotic vacuums is that they are much quitter that conventional vacs.
Most models will have the programming function which allows you to pre-set what time you would like the vacuuming to begin. Generally, people set it for when they go to work or leave the house.
Some units have this feature as an extra. It stops the unit entering areas the user does not want disturbed, say a baby’s room where the baby is asleep.