Cleaning is a thing you need to do and technology is only making things easier for us, on so many levels.
Gone are the days when your vacuum cleaner weighed a tone and you couldn’t carry it around the house or go in the tightest corners of your house. You may now easily get a vacuum cleaner that comes with many nozzles to get in the tight places, but also be as portable and lightweight so that your comfort isn’t a burden anymore.
You no longer have to scratch your wooden floor with the vacuum cleaner or not be able to give good cleaning to your carpets. We now have many models of vacuum cleaners, from sitting to handheld, that adjust to many situations and make our cleaning chores a lot easier.
One of the problems that we may still have about the vacuum cleaners, is the noise. Whether it’s because of your newborn or you simply want a quiet vacuum cleaner, getting a quiet vacuum cleaner is what we all want around the house.
So, what is the quietest handheld vacuum?
Let’s have things clear: you’re going to have some noise when using a vacuum cleaner, no matter how quiet it may be. The market gives us some good options that keep the racket down to a smooth roar, which is a dreamy situations.
There are CR’s vacuum tests that actually measure how loud a vacuum is. There’s a decibel meter places at ear height, whereas a vacuum with a brush roll is running only 2 ft. away on a medium-pile carpet. The testing includes two noise measurement to be taken from various models, only in order to identify the average decibel level.
In most cases, a full-sized upright and canister vacuum is going to range from about 69 to 80 decibels, which is similar to the noise of a busy road or a crowded restaurant.
When the tests are made, the main focus is on the user’s sound experience.
The noise at the specified levels aren’t high enough to cause damage to your hearing, especially since you’re not going to use the vacuum cleaner for more than one hour or so. A chronic exposure to loud noise may become a serious problem, though. In time, not only a peak amount of power or energy may cause damage, but it’s the exposure over time that has bad effects.
Deciding and naming just one vacuum cleaner would be unfair to all the other models out there that perform rather great on the noise level. As a general rule, it’s the robotic vacuums that do stand out with their low level of noise. You need to pay the extra buck for a vacuum like that. They’re not only quieter, but they also perform better than the primary vacuum so you may want to give it a second thought about making this type of investment.
As a group, robotic vacuums are the quietest type. Note that robotic models tend to be expensive and typically are better as a secondary rather than a primary vacuum.