An upright vacuum is the most traditionally used vacuum. It’s what many homeowners use when cleaning around the house. While upright vacuums vary in design and attachments, an upright vacuum typically consists of a long, upright handle, a vertical storage compartment (either a zipped, disposable bag compartment or plastic canister), and a vacuum head that is steered by the upright vacuum handle and contains the motor and roller brush.
Canister vacuums are a great choice for those looking to clean multiple surfaces around the home, and desire a lightweight vacuum cleaner. Canister vacuum cleaners are much lighter than upright vacuum cleaners, and easier to transport around the house. Like uprights, canister vacuum cleaners clean a variety of surfaces and come with several tools and vacuum attachments. Canister vacuums consist of a small, lightweight tank that houses the motor, HEPA filter and storage bag. The tank on wheels to make transporting it even easier. Connected to the canister vacuum tank is a long, flexible hose and swivel nozzle extension that traps dust and dirt.
Central vacuum cleaners, also known as built-in or ducted, are a type of cylinder model which has the motor and dirt filtration unit located in a central location in a building, and connected by pipes to fixed vacuum inlets installed throughout the building. Only the hose and cleaning head need be carried from room to room, and the hose is commonly 8 m (25 ft) long, allowing a large range of movement without changing vacuum inlets. Plastic or metal piping connects the inlets to the central unit. The vacuum head may be unpowered, or have beaters operated by an electric motor or by an air-driven turbine.