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Handheld Vacuums

Superior Vacuums in Calgary offers a curated selection of handheld vacuums from trusted brands like Hoover, Eureka, Riccar, Vapamore, and Johnny Vac, designed for powerful, compact cleaning. These vacuums are ideal for reaching difficult areas, are portable and cordless for convenience, quick and efficient for swift clean-ups, and versatile with various attachment options. The knowledgeable staff at Superior Vacuums provide tailored assistance to help customers select the best vacuum for their needs, including maintenance tips. The store also offers expert repair services and an extensive range of replacement parts, ensuring your handheld vacuum remains in prime condition. Visit Superior Vacuums in-store or online to find the perfect compact cleaning solution.

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An In-Depth Guide to Handheld Portable Vacuums

Are you in the market for a handheld portable vacuum but feel overwhelmed by the plethora of options? Fear not! With over 30 years of experience in the vacuum industry, I've seen it all and am here to guide you through the maze of choices to find the perfect handheld vacuum for your needs.

Understand Your Needs

First things first, let's talk about what you need in a handheld vacuum. Are you dealing with pet hair, kids’ messes, or just the usual daily debris? Your specific situation will greatly influence the type of vacuum you should consider. For instance, if you have pets, look for a vacuum with strong suction and specialized pet hair attachments.

Suction Power and Battery Life

When it comes to handheld vacuums, suction power is king. A good vacuum should have enough power to tackle the messes you face without faltering. Check the voltage as a general indicator of power; higher voltage often means better suction.

Battery life is another critical factor. Nothing is more frustrating than a vacuum that dies halfway through cleaning. Look for models with a battery life of at least 15 to 20 minutes. If you have a larger area to clean or want the convenience of not recharging frequently, consider a model with a longer battery life or quick recharge capabilities.

Weight and Ergonomics

Since you’ll be carrying this device around, it should be lightweight and easy to handle. A bulky or awkwardly designed vacuum can turn a quick clean-up into a cumbersome chore. Test the feel of the vacuum if possible, or at least check the weight and design features online to ensure it will be comfortable for you to use.

Filtration System

For those with allergies or sensitivity to dust, the filtration system is a priority. Look for vacuums with HEPA filters that can trap fine particles and prevent them from being expelled back into the air. A good filtration system will keep your environment cleaner and healthier.

Attachments and Accessories

The right attachments can greatly enhance the versatility of your handheld vacuum. Look for tools that suit your cleaning needs, such as crevice tools for tight spaces, dusting brushes for delicate surfaces, and motorized brushes for deep cleaning upholstery.

Price and Warranty

Set a budget before you start shopping and try to stick to it. However, consider the value of investing in a higher-priced model if it meets your needs better and comes with a solid warranty. A good warranty can save you money and hassle in the long run.

Brand Reputation and Reviews

Finally, do your research on brand reputation and read customer reviews. A brand with a long-standing positive reputation in the vacuum industry is often a safe bet. Real-world reviews can also provide insight into how the vacuum performs in day-to-day use.


Choosing the right handheld portable vacuum comes down to understanding your needs and finding a model that meets them effectively. With these tips, you’re well on your way to finding a vacuum that makes your cleaning routine easier and more efficient. Happy vacuuming!

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