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What does the power of a vacuum mean?

2000 watts, 1600 watts, 550 watts: the values โ€‹โ€‹of the power of a vacuum cleaner are quite different. But what does it mean exactly? How much watt does a vacuum cleaner have and what does this number actually mean? In this article I tell you what the power of a vacuum cleaner is and especially what it is not.

What is power?

The power of a vacuum cleaner is expressed in wattage. With this, manufacturers indicate how much energy is needed to make the engine work in the vacuum cleaner. In other words, the higher the capacity of the vacuum cleaner, the more energy it uses.

What does the power mean for the suction result?

The general idea is that a higher power ensures more suction power. This is not the case. For example, the correct attachment and a closed air flow have more influence on the suction result than the capacity of the vacuum cleaner. Since September 2017, vacuum cleaners can no longer be produced with an output of more than 900 watts. The suction result is certainly not less of these vacuum cleaners. If you want more advice on what determines the suction power of a vacuum cleaner, read the advice article.

Where can I find the power of a vacuum cleaner?

The energy label contains information about the power of the vacuum cleaner. This energy label can be found with every vacuum cleaner on our site and you can expand by clicking on the energy label next to the image. You will then see the entire label. You do not need every part of this label for the power. We only look at the energy class and the energy consumption.

The energy label

Energy label

The higher the capacity of a vacuum cleaner, the more energy it uses and the 'worse' it scores on the energy label. Do you find it important that a vacuum cleaner is energy efficient, then choose a vacuum cleaner from energy class A +.

Energy consumption

The energy consumption per year can be found under the colored energy classes. The higher this number, the more energy the vacuum cleaner uses. The number of kWh / annum x 0.23 is the total amount of energy costs per year.


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