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Oreck Magnesium Joins the Affordable Vacuum Line-up

The new Oreck Magnesium vacuum is very light. The Magnesium comes almost completely assembled; you just have to attach the handle, which doesn’t require tools and takes about ten seconds. The machine feels solid and the new blue color is electric! Because of the powerful brush roller; the...Read More »


What is dust?

In short, dust is composed of all the decomposing disgusting things you can imagine and more. Dust is composed of dead skin cells, hair, animal fur, chemicals, metals, animal dander, cigarette ash, pollution, dried feces from various sources and the rotting corpses of dust mites and other bugs....Read More »


Introducing the Pooch Power Shovel (poop scooper vacuum)

Introducing the Pooch Power Shovel

The Pooch Power Shovel is a more than a lightweight cordless power tool; it’s the next generation in pooper-scooper technology. Whether you have a small Maltese or other dogs up to 80 lbs, the Pooch Power Shovel can handle all of your dog’s presents.

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Madonna's Vacuum

Madonna vacuums with a Miele S4. I’m not saying that she bought it at Affordable Vacuum, but if she wanted to we have them in stock. Also we have bags and would be happy to sell her some when she runs out. If you see her let...Read More »


Hovercraft Instructions

1. Take your sheet of plywood and cut it so it is a 4 ft. diameter disk.

2. Drill a hole the size of the hose or outlet of your air source (vacuum exhaust, leaf blower)

3. Cover one side of the plywood with plastic sheeting (use a 10 mil....Read More »


The new Miele S8 line

The Miele Kona, has a height-adjustable power brush, parquet twister floor brush for wood and tile floors and six-speed suction control with foot-tap adjustment. It is safe to use for all types of floors, rugs and carpets. New Features include a bumper strip to protect the furniture, one...Read More »


Choosing the best vacuum for your situation

First I want to know what kind of floor surface you have. If you have hardwood or tile floors, oriental carpets, wool or shag carpeting, etc.  I want to be able to direct you to the best vacuum to meet your needs.

Another issue is strength, a heavy vacuum like a Kirby or other larger upright...Read More »


Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums are fun!  They clean up surface dirt and lint and then go back to their charging station. I can certainly understand why people buy them.

Robot vacuums do not replace the need for a traditional  vacuum cleaner. While many robot vacuum manufacturers advertise that their robots will free you...Read More »


Why Buy from a Vacuum Professional Instead of a Big Box Store?

When you come into my store, I will ask a series of questions designed to evaluate your vacuum needs and preferences. There is no one vacuum that meets everybody’s needs.  That is why I carry a selection of vacuums in a wide price range. Some people are fanatical...Read More »


Keeping Your Vacuum Clean During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for Affordable Vacuum.  Every year customers bring in their vacuums clogged with pine needles and tinsel. It’s not a problem for me to clean out the clog, but owners of a natural tree can save themselves...Read More »


Simplicity

Tell me a little about Simplicity. Why have you chosen to sell them at Affordable Vacuum?

Simplicity vacuums last. It’s not uncommon to hear owners talk about their 15 year old Simplicity vacuum that still works great. Simplicity vacuums don’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that have become...Read More »


Service Schedule

Your vacuum should be serviced every 12 to 18 months.

As dirt, dust and lint build up in your vacuum cleaner; bearings slow down the brush roll causing excessive wear on the vacuum motor. Overheating can drastically shorten the life of a vacuum motor or even require total replacement of the...Read More »


Vacuum Cleaner Bags

There’s a reason they’re called DISPOSABLE. For best results change disposable bags when 1/2 to 3/4  full and never try to empty and reuse the bags. Vacuum bags are made of filter paper which trap dust particles and allow the air to pass through. Proper cleaning depends on the bag...Read More »


Vacuum Belts

You should change your vacuum belts at least once per year. Most vacuum belts cost under $5 and can be replaced easily by you or your vacuum professional. Your vacuum’s cleaning efficiency depends on a tight belt. The drive shaft or motor pulley turns the belt which causes the...Read More »


A Comment on Bagless Vacuums

If you don’t have allergies pets or children a bagless vacuum can be a good choice. But, if you have kids, allergies or pets, you definitely need the extra cleaning provided by a bagged vacuum. Keep in mind that the company with the best marketing department doesn’t necessarily...Read More »


Central Vacuums

I’ve always liked the idea of a central vac, but I can’t convince my spouse. Can you help me convince him?

There are several benefits to central vacuum systems:

  • Healthier Air – Central vacuum systems eliminate the re-circulation of dirty air inside your living area because the dust and debris...Read More »

Miele

Tell me a little about Miele. Why are they so respected in the industry?

Superior dust filtering: One of the things that makes the Miele exceptional for the allergy prone is the sealed system construction. Using electrostatically charged filter bags, a HEPA filter and motor filter Miele canisters are...Read More »


Sebo

Tell me a little about Sebo. Why have you chosen to sell them in your store?

In 1978, two engineers, with a vision of a cleaning system unlike anything ever produced, founded SEBO in Velbert, Germany. Since then, SEBO has become the manufacturer of the finest quality commercial-grade...Read More »


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