Shane Gannaway on November 19, 2015 0 Comments The living room is an important room of the house. It’s frequently occupied, and often utilized for conversation and company. Ideally it should be an inviting space, one where a guest can feel comfortable. It goes without saying then that the upkeep of your living room is pretty important. Regardless of what kind of company you keep and how often you keep it, this is a space you want to keep clean, cozy, and allergen-free. All of the above being true makes a vacuum cleaner one of your most important home appliances. And even though the living room might be a vacuums most frequently cleaned turf, cleaning still needs to be done in a number of other rooms. Hallways, bedrooms, foyers, and play rooms all benefit from a powerful vacuum cleaner. If you’re currently in the market for a vacuum or just musing on the notion of possibly upgrading from your current model, Sebo is a great company to consider. Based in Germany, Sebo has been around since the 70s. Their vacuum line is long and varied, carrying upright vacuums, canister vacuums, floor polishers, and more. Their models are even regarded as some of the best vacuums for pet owners, since they are especially efficient in removing dander and pet hair. This is probably in part due to the fact that Sebo units use commercial-grade components for residential vacuums. Take a gander at some of their products and you’ll start to realize why the name Sebo is synonymous with reliability and power in the world of vacuums. Vacuum Types Upright vacuums are probably the most ubiquitous design for this cleaning appliance. Sebo uprights come extremely well equipped. For instance, the FELIX line all sport instant-use suction hoses allowing you to reach hard-to-clean nooks and crevices. These models also have a detachable suction feature, allowing you to turn your upright vacuum into a more portable unit. Sebo vacuum cleaners are also extremely customizable. FELIX models have multiple power head width sizes (12” and 15”) so you can pick the appropriate type for your specific needs. Of course, changing the power heads is a snap, and it’s beneficial to have more than one type to suit the specific cleaning needs of different rooms. Sebo even makes a floor polisher DISCO head that can transform your Sebo upright into a floor polisher. A slim, 6-inch, flat-to-the-floor profile, multi-surface cleaning capabilities, an adjustable handle, an optional manual or automatic brush shut-off feature, and a ‘full-bag’ indicator light add up to make a Sebo upright vacuum cleaner that’s so much more than your typical vacuum model. When it comes to picking out the right variety of vacuum cleaner, a lot of the decision comes down to more than just the area you want to clean. Personal preference if a pretty strong factor as well. A Sebo canister vacuum, for example, can do a lot of the things that its upright cousin can do as well. But, there are a few key differences that might color your decision. The Sebo uprights, for instance, will generally have a bigger bag capacity, and may be changed on a less frequent basis. But canister vacuums are more compact, and the mid-size Airbelt models from Sebo are easier to store and provide a much wider cleaning range. Many people prefer having a canister then detached from the suction unit so when cleaning they don’t have to carry and move the whole vacuum unit around with them. These Sebo canister models also carry a full array of on-board attachments and accessories that allow for a lot of customizing, just like the upright units. They also boast commercial-grade power heads and can clean a variety of different surfaces thanks to the manual brush-shutoff feature. After all, the last thing you want is powerful bristles made for the carpet scuffing up your hard-surfaced kitchen floor. Power Heads The Sebo power heads are actually just as durable and feature-laden as the vacuums themselves. Recognized as some of the most reliable on the planet, the numerous power heads available can attach to a number of different Sebo vacuums. In fact, it’s even possible for every Sebo power head to attach to any existing central vacuum cleaner, acting as a replacement head. Sebo makes a central vacuum adapter that features a universal fit. Nearly every central vacuum cleaner wand can attach to Sebo power heads with the appropriate adapter. Ideal for pet hair and dander removal because of the power, and featuring advanced brush roller technology to help preserve the health and life of your carpet, these power vacuum heads from Sebo can work on any unit, be it home-living or commercial. Some models have different steering capabilities and brush adjustment features, so it’s important to look at the rooms in your home to decide which variant will be most beneficial in your cleaning projects. Even the shape of the power heads can differ. You can choose between T-shaped and L-shaped models. What you pick will be influenced by the spaces you’re going to be cleaning, and of course, by your own personal preference. Reliable Components The commercial-grade components add a level of reliability and power to your Sebo units, but it also means these vacuums are more durable. For instance, the rubber wheels and bumpers surrounding units not only help protect your home (ie, walls, bookshelves, hard-floor surfaces) but also help to protect the vacuum itself. In fact, these vacuums are constructed using ABS plastic, which is extremely impact-resistant. For a real life example, look to Lego bricks. This universally loved toy is famously tough and shatter-resistant. These vacuums are meant to provide over a decade of use, and as long as the units are being used for household use, every Sebo model comes with a free 7-year warranty on the vacuums’ motor and a free 5-year warranty on non-wear parts and labor. Help With Allergies Sebo vacuums use top-fill bags that will either be 3 or 4-layers. You can seal them once they’re full so dust and debris won’t escape while removing and replacing them. After all, what’s the use of a using a powerful, efficient microfilter system if every time you replace a bag, you release dander or dust back into the air? Some Sebo models, like the FELIX line, utilize S-class exhaust microfilters. These are made from electrostatically charged micro-fiber material. After airflow from the vacuum passes over the motor, cooling it, dust particles are attracted sand captured by the microfilter. This results in extremely clean exhaust air, further benefiting those who are sensitive to pet dander. Other Sebo vacuums will come with HEPA grade microfilters. These filters can be a bit more expensive than the S-class filter, but in order to be HEPA-classified they need to meet certain energy standards set by the US Department of Energy. Without any added filter, HEPA grade microfilters will remove up to 99.97% of airborne particulates. This means they can absorb particles as tiny as 0.3 microns in diameter. This is extraordinarily small. For perspective, pluck a single hair from your head; that single strand is about 100 microns in diameter. HEPA filters will generally grab more dirt build-up than the standard S-class filter, so they may need to be cleaned or changed more often. Specific units that excel in helping especially allergic pet owners are the X4 and X5 models. They both feature automatic height adjustment, allowing you to seamlessly clean hard floors and carpet. It also has an automatic shutoff feature. Just in case your roller gets jammed with long dog hair, the vacuum won’t keep trying to run and potentially damage itself. Instead, it merely shuts off and allows you to deal with the clog. A wand and suction hose combo along with three on-board tools — a crevice tool, a dusting brush, and an upholstery brush — make these X4 and X5 models some of the best equipped vacuum cleaners on the market. Go Green! On top of all these features that makes Sebo vacuums high-performance and reliable, they’re also being made in an environmentally conscious way. Manufactured and made in Germany, these vacuums are constructed using locally sourced components and materials. And the Sebo factory itself is run using progressive, innovative, and energy-efficient methods. Water and air that are warmed by the systems generators are then used to heat the factory and warehouse. Sebo will also package its products in the smallest cartons as possible, made from unbleached, recycled cardboard. Waste paper from the Sebo offices is even shredded and reused for packaging. Sebo collects rainwater from its roof, then stores and filters it for the factory washrooms. The factory and offices are even designed to utilize as much natural light as possible. Sebo is a great example of a company that produces top-notch, quality products in an ethical and honest manner. Powerful Tools for Dedicated Cleaners The bottom line is that Sebo has a fantastic line of quality vacuums that are perfect for the homeowner or renter who craves a clean domicile. And if cleaning isn’t your thing, who knows? These vacuums are so easy to use and maintain, you might find yourself looking forward to the household cleaning chores.