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Vacuum Cleaner Losing Suction? Check the Bag.

Vacuum Cleaner DustbagsThere are any number of reasons why your vacuum cleaner may not be picking up as well as it used to, but the most common cause is a full dustbag.

Many people rely on the dustbag full indicator, but it’s not going to have the accuracy of, say, the gas gauge on a car.  It just tells you when the bag is getting filled and “indicates” you should check it periodically, especially if you seem to be losing suction. Continue reading

Miele Cat & Dog Upright on Real Simple’s List of Best Vacuums

MIele VAcuum for PetsDescribing it as having “the power of an army with the agility of a Porsche,” Real Simple named the Miele S7260 Cat &  Dog upright the “Best Luxe” vacuum in the publication’s recent “Road Test” of vacuum cleaners.

Real Simple also called the Miele S7 Cat & Dog uprights “unrivaled for suction” and noted its ability to lie flat so it can easily reach move under furniture. In fact, these are features shared by the entire line of Miele S7 upright vacuum cleaners, along with and 360° casters for added mobility and rubber wheels travel smoothly over carpets and hard floors.

What separates the Miele S7260 from the other Miele S7 vacuums is that it is Miele’s first upright designed specifically for households with pets. In addition to that “unrivaled” suction, the Miele S7260 includes the STB 101 Mini Turbo brush for easy cleaning of pet hair from furniture, drapes, stairs and even clothing.  And the Active Air Clean filter absorbs odors while the filter keeps small particles from re-circulating in your home. Continue reading

Everything You MUST Know about HEPA Filters

Miele FilterThere’s a HEPA filter, and then there are variations on the HEPA filter, as well as ULPA and HEGA and a few things in between. There’s a lot of information available about the underlying technologies and how they relate to vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, including articles in our own library, but there are only a few things you absolutely must know about filters before you start shopping: Continue reading

Introducing Best Assured: Best Vacuum’s Worry Free Satisfaction Guarantee

Buy Worry Free at Best VacuumAt Best Vacuum, we think our level of devotion to ensuring your satisfaction sets us far apart from other vacuum and home care and comfort retailers. Now we’re taking another giant step away from them with our Best Assured Satisfaction Guarantee.

Best Assured is our promise of worry-free buying, plain and simple. And as part of the program rollout, we’re giving you an extra 10% off of your next order.  Just use Coupon Code BEST313 at checkout. This offer is good until March 12, 2013. (Sorry, Miele products are not included.)

Here’s what Best Assured means… Continue reading

Home Energy Saver Helps Save Money and the Environment

Home Energy SaverA typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills, and a large part of that energy is wasted. Beyond your pocketbook to the environment, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars.

Whether you want to save some cash or do you bit for Planet Earth – or both – Department of Energy’s Home Energy Saver that can help. Continue reading

The Secret to Choosing the Right Miele Vacuum

Miele Urpright and Canister Vacuum CleanersMiele only makes one upright and four canister vacuum cleaners. There, I’ve said it. The secret is out. Oops.

Yes, there are 29 Miele canister and upright vacuum cleaner models, and each has clear differences from the others. But there are only five basic vacuum cleaners used to build them.  There are four basic canisters, the S2, the S5, the S6 and the S8, and one basic upright, the S7.

Different sets of features or accessories, unique to each model within the basic type, are used to create the vacuums that make up the series. Keep this in mind and it’s much easier to choose the best Miele vacuum for your home or office. Continue reading

Sistine Chapel System Will “Dust, Clean and Chill” Visitors

The Vatican Museums will construct a special vacuum cleaner and ventilation system to tidy up visitors before they can see the Sistine Chapel. Each visitor will be “dusted, cleaned and chilled” before they can enter.

As reported by The Guardian, the system, to be operational by the end of the year, is intended to help preserve the 500-year-old Michelangelo frescoes that are the Chapel’s primary attraction. Continue reading