Having a vacuum cleaner that has a good cleaning performance is good but one that is loud is not so cool. Your cleaning performance can be so enjoyable if your vacuum cleaner’s sound can be reduced. No one likes a loud vacuum cleaner. This is why it’s important you know the decibels before buying one.
It can get so loud at times that you may not hear the doorbell or the telephone when using your vacuum cleaner. it can stress out children, pets and every member of your household. This obviously leads to anyone cleaning often because of the vacuum’s loudness. When buying check the specification and the decibel level. But you may be wondering what decibel level is ideal for a quiet vacuum cleaner.
You are about to find out. Read on!
What decibel level is ideal?
Majority of full-sized vacuum cleaners outputs a noise of 70 to 80 decibels (dB). Just to cite an instance, 80 decibel is the level of noise that a typical garbage disposal system generates. While the sound level at 70 decibels is obviously quieter than 80 decibel.
Vacuum cleaners having a decibel of 80dB should not be classified as “Ultra-Quiet” or “Silent”. For this post, I selected canister vacuums with noise outputs of 70dB or even lower.
Note: Each vacuum cleaner comes with different functionality. “Officially” I consider a vacuum cleaner that produces a maximum decibel level at 67dB. Although with the recent development made on vacuum cleaners by manufacturers
Listed below are canister vacuum cleaners that can be considered quiet based on what’s in the 2019 market. The following was measured using a decibel meter. An app came handy in the measurement. “Decibel X” (iPhone app). This measurement can be seen as consistent.
List of quiet canister vacuum that was tested:
• Miele C3 – 60dB(Sound level) Maximum 68dB – 200AW (Air Watts – Suction power)
• Numatic Henry – 60dB (Sound level) – 180AW (Suction power)
• Hoover Quiet Force – 68dB (Sound level) Maximum 72dB – 150AW(Suction power)
Now we know the ideal sound level of a vacuum cleaner. There are reasons why using a vacuum with a low decibel level is important. Let’s discuss the importance of using a stealthy vacuum cleaner.
Reasons to use a stealthy vacuum cleaner
As explained earlier, the noise output of a vacuum is negligible to most users of vacuum cleaners. They often get distracted by other specifications like filtration ability, suction power, etc. at the expense of inquiring about decibel output. Listed below are the reasons why a quiet vacuum should be your number one factor before choosing a vacuum cleaner to buy:
Relieves stress levels:
Studies show that loud noises increase the level of cortisol, a stress hormone. Hearing noises for a long time not only increase stress levels but they also cause discomforting feelings like hypertension and headaches. This implies that cleaning in the morning can leave the members of your household stressed out the following day.
Let’s your pet rest:
If you own pets then it’s unfair to them to bring home a noisy vacuum cleaner. Here’s why; dogs and cats especially have acute hearing, they pick up sounds at the tiniest of decibel levels. What may sound as a low purr may feel like a loud, booming sound to your pets
Some dogs behave abnormally when subjected to the noise of a vacuum cleaner. They may be chasing it or trying to bite off the plug which is something you wouldn’t like. So keep your pets safe and calm by getting quiet vacuum cleaners
Clean any time:
A quiet vacuum cleaner would enable you to clean your house at any time of your choice, even at odd hours without creating a scene. This can mean scheduling to clean at your convenient without disturbing members of your household, and even your pets.
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While noisy vacuum cleaners can be annoying, it obviously not the only feature you should look out for when buying a vacuum cleaner. Ensure you check other specifications before buying any new unit.
If I was to pick among the canister vacuum cleaners listed, I would pick the Numatic Henry as the best choice, because it not only cleans quietly, it also cleans hard floors, upholsteries, and carpets excellently.
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