Consumers Reports has a vacuum cleaner buying guide on its website. To view the guide, select Appliances from the main menu. Next, click Vacuum Cleaners, followed by Buying Guide.
The guide explains how to check the features and noise levels when choosing a vacuum cleaner. The pros and cons of different types of vacuum cleaners, such as upright, canister and central vacuums, are also available.
The guide also discusses the usefulness of brush agitators, dirt sensors, headlights and other features that come with vacuum cleaners. The guide contains information about different brands that consumers can use for comparison. This information includes the names of retailers that sell a particular brand, along with price ranges.