Say Goodbye to Inefficient Vacuum Cleaners

Say Goodbye to Inefficient Vacuum Cleaners

As of September 1st 2017, the sale of inefficient vacuum cleaners has been banned under EU law. What this means, is that vacuum cleaners that are using more than 900-watts and 80 decibels will be banned once stocks have run out.

This has caused panic among those who disagree, as they claim their homes will not be cleaned properly with lower wattage machines. However, it’s a common misconception that low wattage equals low power, and actually, some of the lower wattage machines are more powerful than the high watt ones.

The thing is, the suction isn’t necessarily in the amount of power, but instead it is all in the way the vacuum cleaner has been designed. The efficiency of a machine is not in their wattage, but in their build, and this is clearly proven through the low wattage models that are currently available, the majority of which have superb suction.

Manufacturers are guilty of creating higher wattage machines to entice customers with the misconception that they will do a better job. What people are not told, however, is that the low powered machines are also much better for the environment. It can save a massive amount of energy, but also prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 each year.

While there are some protests against the implementation of this new law, it will prevent cheap imports from China that break easily and use a lot of energy. In fact, the law with regards to efficiency standards is so popular and has had such a positive impact, that it will likely be kept after Brexit.

Inefficient vacuum cleaners are bad for the planet, and they don’t do us any good either when it comes to cleaning our homes. You may have thought that a high wattage meant better suction, but remember that this is very rarely the case, and is instead just a common misconception. Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments below. 

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