by Karen Bates
(last updated April 16, 2018)
Vacuuming: it's a chore many people tend to dislike. Even if you have a great vacuum to work with, you still might cringe at the thought of using it on your floor. Yes, vacuuming the floor can be a dreaded event for everyone in your household—not because of the task itself, but because of the noise.
Vacuum cleaners are notorious for creating a loud, obnoxious sound when switched on. No matter what kind of vacuum you own, odds are good that it makes more noise than you'd like. So even if the process of vacuuming isn't unpleasant to you, the blaring noise of the machine might be. Not only is the noise harsh on your ears, but it can also prevent you from hearing other noises such as the phone, doorbell, or music that you might be listening to as you clean.
Odds are good that you've wished that your vacuum cleaner could be quiet. Fortunately, more and more vacuums are emerging onto the market that are actually quite silent when compared to a regular vacuum. While it would be difficult to find a vacuum cleaner that makes no sound at all, there are some options out there that have greatly reduced noise output.
The idea behind a silent vacuum is to provide great cleaning capabilities with the least amount of sound possible. What you are hearing when a vacuum cleaner is on is a combination of things, mainly the sound of the motor and air suction as it picks up dirt. Because we've become so accustomed to the idea that a vacuum cleaner makes noise, it might be hard to believe that a quieter vacuum is doing the job as well as its louder counterparts. But the truth is that there are many vacuums out there with little noise output that work just as well as the noisy machines.
You can find silent vacuums in different varieties: upright, canister, backpack, and so on. Vacuums that make less noise are ideal for homes with young children, skittish pets, and those with sensitive ears. These vacuums can vary in price depending on many factors, but there is likely to be one out there that is affordable for just about anyone.
Dealing with the noise of a loud vacuum cleaner might just seem like something you have to deal with whenever the floor needs cleaning, but you have other options. Look for quieter vacuums as a possibility for suiting your cleaning needs.
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