Vacuum cleaner air intake is known as suction and is a factor used in knowing the vacuum strength. Real measurements of air intake are sometimes present in the products feature, but most manufacturers tend to ignore the importance of the analysis and fail to include it in the cleaner’s specification.
Most people do not understand the low and high suction difference. To comprehend the two, you need to measure air intake of a vacuum cleaner which is in various ways. There are some ways to use in knowing how a power suction of a particular sweeper measure. Some features are listed below for an easy selection of a powerful suction:
Use of airflow or cubic feet per minute
It is an excellent way to measure airflow power in any vacuum cleaner. Cubic feet per minute measures flow of air from surfaces to bins or bags within a minute. The measurement helps in determination of power from motor and resisting system of exhaustion, which normally includes fans, bags, and filters. High cubic feet per minute in a given cleaner showcase a great suction power frequently. While using cubic feet per minute, always disconnect the suction hose and wands to acquire actual measurement.
Use air watts
This measuring method is usually about a number of watts a machine uses to carry a unit of air through a vacuum cleaner nozzle. It is the best measurement that shows the strength of suction. It works well with users who know cubic feet per minute and water lift of a vacuum cleaner. Never use other vacuums measurement for the number of watts differs from air watts.
Use of water lift
Also known as seal suction and it involves sealing the unit and connecting a tube containing water. If the level the water rises is high, so is the power suction. It is not always useful in all vacuum cleaners; some have a different mechanism to reduce chances of overheating.
Use of watts and amperage
Manufacturers always indicate watts in any vacuum cleaner. The watts are always an indicator of consumption of motor power but not the performance of vacuum cleaners.
Amperage also shows engine power, the difference between the watts and amp is that; amperage includes all the electrical energy in other parts of the vacuum making it less reliable. In most cases, high amps indicate high suction power.
After measurement methods, there is need to know the amount of energy that is enough because there are many vacuums that come with different power suctions. An intention of each cleaner influences determination of power. If your intentions are to clean small houses and homes, there is no need to purchase powerful suctions but if you plan to clean large houses buy high power suctions.
As with any machinery, high power suction has its challenges, and due to the motor power, they tend to use high power. They cause a lot of noise, polluting the sound and also, high heat make’s them wear and tear quickly.