Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Guide
Choosing The Right Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
There are a bunch of robotic vacuums out there, so how do we know which one is right for our home and our needs? That's what we're here for.
It is easy to get overwhelmed when searching for a robotic vacuum cleaner, so we've created this guide to help you make the best decision possible.
How does it clean?
Not all robotic vacuums are created equal.
Some vacuums have direct suction, while others have spinning brushes. Some of ours have additional cleaning features, such as a water reservoir for mopping, or simply an attachable cloth that can be used for dry mopping.
All of these features increase the functionality of the robot, which usually increasing the cost too. It is important to think about what you want your robot to do and how you want it to clean before making the purchase.
If you have hardwood floors in your home, you may want to consider purchasing a robot that vacuums and mops, leaving your floors shiny and clean. If you have mostly carpet, then that additional feature (and cost) won't benefit you as much.
Some of our robotic vacuums have HEPA filters, which is short for High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. Basically, if you suffer from allergies or have pets, you may want to strongly consider purchasing a robotic vacuum equipped with HEPA filters. These filters will clean your home's air as it vacuums, removing allergens such as pollen from your home and floors.
Noise is always something to consider when purchasing as appliance for your home. If you are frequently home, or are noise sensitive, then you should consider purchasing a quieter robot. If you are away from home frequently and don't mind the noise while you're not there, then noise is not an issue.
Battery Life and Charging Time
Robotic vacuum cleaners operate via a battery, and will return to their charging station when the battery is low. Typically, robotic vacuum cleaners will charge for three hours for every one hour of operation.
If your home is not completely clean before it runs out of battery life, the robot will charge itself, and then resume cleaning where it left off until the job is completely done. If you do not have a large area to vacuum, then you shouldn't have to worry about this part.
Most of our vacuums will clean daily, and can be programmed to clean at a certain time during the day. This way the robotic cleaners can clean while you are away at work and you'll never see them.
The robots can also be operated manually, so you can press the button and it will get to work.
Most of our robotic vacuum cleaners sometimes can't navigate through multiple rooms, although the more expensive units usually can.
If the vacuum you're looking at doesn't state that it can do multiple rooms, then you'll have to manually place it in the new room that you want it to clean.