Electricity usage of a Vacuum

A vacuum cleaner is a household cleaning appliance which uses an air pump to suck up dirt, dust and debris from surfaces. There are many different models, designs and sizes for vacuum cleaners, ranging from small and portable to large industrial models. A regular sized household vacuum cleaner will use between 500 and 3000 watts of energy, an average best selling model will use around 1400 watts.

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Energy efficient vacuums with lower power consumptions are becoming more standard, they typically use 600 to 800 watts. If you want to reduce the cost of vacuuming buying an energy efficient model may save you energy over several years, especially if you vacuum often.


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