The robot vacuum is an excellent electronic home appliance that makes your cleaning work easily with just a single command using your smartphone. It can also be compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Wi-Fi for voice control usage. It can sweep, clean and even mop your floors and make them look elegant.
Let us know some of the commonly asked questions about robot vacuum cleaners.
Do robot vacuums use a lot of electricity
No, robot vacuums do not require more electricity. Most vacuums consume 30 to 90 watts per single charge and few models require 120 watts of electricity. The time required for a single charge is nearly 60 to 90 minutes. If you want to run a robot vacuum for 2 hours every day, it costs less than 100 rupees per month. This robot vacuum is more energy-efficient compared to an upright vacuum.
Are robot vacuums noisy
No, robot vacuums are quite than traditional vacuums. It makes noise when it is clogged or requires lubrication and its brushes & wheels cannot move properly. To be the vacuums less noisy, you should choose a modern unit and keep that regularly clean and empty the waste container by removing pet hair and other.
Few vacuums in the market are available with low noise. Eufy RoboVac 11s is one of them whose noise levels are very low just like rain drumming on windows.
How powerful are robot vacuum cleaners
Almost all robot vacuums are powered with 1500 to 2000 Pa suction power and the expensive cleaners can provide up to more than 3000 Pa suction power.
What is the disadvantage of a robot vacuum cleaner
The major disadvantage of robot vacuum cleaners is working slower. Even though these vacuum cleaners make less noise compared to traditional vacuum cleaners, robot vacuums work slower. It takes nearly 90 minutes to clean the house, whereas the traditional one can do it in just 30 minutes. Moreover, a few disadvantages are short battery life, inefficient cleaning, and needing to empty the dust canister frequently. In addition to that, they cannot clean stairs, are expensive, perform average on soft floors and carpets, are easily struck by the clutter of wires, buttons, threads, etc and also cannot vacuum on sofas, beds or curtains.
Do robot vacuums hit furniture
Yes, some robot vacuums hit furniture and may damage the ends of the chair legs and corners of the bed in a few conditions. Wood tables and chairs are more prone to damage. You can protect your furniture from the robot vacuum by padding around your robot, furniture with wooden legs, placing tennis balls on chairs or table legs, and by choosing the gentle cleaning option in the app settings. Moreover, modern vacuums with sensors can avoid this problem.
Why do I need a robot vacuum
Robot vacuums reduce most of your cleaning work. It can vacuum your home with just single command using a smartphone. They can reach their charging dock every time after the end of the cleaning cycle, hence there is no worry about low batteries. It can change its settings automatically to clean the different types of floors using its sensors. Moreover, it includes built-in sensors which can detect the areas where extra work is required and make the extra passes over that area. In addition to that, it performs great in tight spaces like under beds, corners, odd spots, and under cabinet edges.
Do robot vacuums reduce dust
The robot vacuum can reduce dust but is not as effective as a traditional vacuum like stick and barrel models. The robot vacuum scores very less for carpet cleaning and performs well on hard floors. Anyway, it can not remove 100% dust from your home.
Can a robot vacuum-clean the stairs
No, a robot vacuum cannot clean the stairs. It has cliff sensors that prevent falling down stairs, so they are unable to climb stairs. Robot vacuums can clean flat surfaces effectively, but not stairs.
Can robot vacuums clean corners
The robot vacuum can deep clean the corners using its side bristles. These bristles spin and send dirt, dust, and debris into the suction underneath the robot. It has edge sweeping brushes that extend beyond the circumference of the main vacuum which helps in removing dirt from corners.
How often do you change filters in a robot vacuum
Changing the filter every six months in a robot vacuum gives the best results in cleaning. To keep the filter durable, it is better to clean the filter for every 5th cleaning.
Do robot vacuums work on wood floors
Yes, robot vacuums perform best on hardwood floors as bare and even surfaces are more convenient for cleaning and also contain a few small crevices for dirt and debris to get trapped in. On wood floors, the dust, hair, crumbs or anything else can be cleaned effectively.
How do you clean the filter on a robot vacuum
For better performance, the filter should be cleaned every 5 to 10 cleaning sessions. To clean the filter, remove the filter from a vacuum and gently trap it in the trash which removes all the dust.
A hand vacuum is also a good idea for cleaning the filter. You can also use a soft brush to loosen the dust. Most of the filters are made up of paper, so getting the filter wet may damage it. Take care that the filter should not get wet. Even though a robot vacuum has a few disadvantages, it can perform excellently in corners and on wood floors.
Taking proper care of the filter in the robot vacuum increases performance and durability. However, it consumes less energy and saves your electricity bills.