IDEAL FOR HOMES WITH A LOT OF WALL-TO-WALL CARPETING
Upright vacuum cleaners the most popular type of vacuum cleaner in the United States.
Uprights are excellent choices for homes that feature significant wall-to-wall carpeting. In recent years, many features have been added to uprights that make them better and more versatile at cleaning hard floor surfaces as well as above-floor cleaning (i.e. drapes, stairs).
Uprights are available with a variety of tool configurations -- from no tools to a complete set of on-board tools. On-board tools may eliminate the need to own a separate vacuum for above floor cleaning.
Some uprights have a feature which enables you to turn off the brush roll. This is beneficial when using attachments or tools for above-floor cleaning. This feature also allows the upright to clean hardwood floors. With the brush roll turned off, dirt and debris are not scattered.
An upright is easier to use than a canister vacuum, but is not as light.
Uprights tend to be easier to store than canisters.
Uprights are available in both bagged and bagless models and offer several filtration options from standard filtration to excellent filtration (electrostatic or HEPA type).