Vacuum Cleaners/buying a vacuum


I'm a senior who needs to purchase a new vacuum. I prefer a upright model with a bag. Have seen Hoover with something called Wind Tunnel. What is this? Does not have to be a Hoover.

What would you recommend that is some what lightweight, has good suction power, easy to maneuver, self propelled,long power cord, height adjustments, headlight,has a good warranty

Thanks for your input

Hello Barb. Thanks for your question.  Before I can answer you, however I do need a couple more details. Do you need tools for above floor cleaning? Will you be using this on carpet only? Or hard floor also? How about filtration, other than it being bagged?
 Please be aware that for a vacuum to be self-propelled, by nature it will not be lightweight.
 Please send a followup question with those details.

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Please ask me any questions regarding the efficiency, durability, and value of 99.5% of today's vacuum cleaners, residential and commercial. I am able to help, also, with your residential carpet cleaners and vapor steamers. I cannot answer questions such as "how much should I pay for my vac?" "how often should I change the bag, belt, filter?" or "how often should I vacuum?" , etc. I also will not advise you how to use equipment for other than its original application; including any disassembly or modification not approved by the unit's manufacturer.


I am the owner of a well-established (sixty-plus years), family-owned & operated vacuum retail and repair business. We are a full service/warranty center for 99.5% of vacuums manufactured. I, personally, have extensive hands-on experience with today's most popular vacuum cleaners, I have not only used the vacs in my own home, I have repaired them. I have been in the floor care industry for over 25 years.

I have attended certification seminars with the industry's trade association. My education, however, has been mostly hands-on, carrying on a sixty year old tradition in a brick and mortar 'mom & pop' location.

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