The Dyson vacuum cleaner was invented by James Dyson as a response to the market’s need for a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t lose suction. All Dyson vacuum cleaners are created behind this business model. One of the youngest vacuum cleaner brands in the marketplace, Dyson uses it status as a newbie to U.S. consumers as a marketing tool. Dyson vacuum cleaners are marketed as the latest, coolest vacuum cleaner technology available.
Having a technologically advanced vacuum cleaner doesn’t come cheap. Dyson is more expensive than other leading vacuum cleaner brands such as Bissell and Dirt Devil. Dyson vacuums range from $300 t0 $600. Pricing is based on suction strength and technology. For example, the more expensive models of Dyson have more features which usually include all of the brand’s signature technology such as with the Animal. The Animal is one of Dyson’s most popular machines. The unit is designed to pick up pet hair through the use of a mini turbine head. The least expensive vacuum, at $219, is a hand held express vacuum cleaner that does not include all of Dyson’s key features.
Dyson vacuums boast dependable suction and ease of use. You can find vacuums that are easy to maneuver through “Dyson ball” technology which means the vacuum cleaner can be maneuvered quickly in all directions. Another key feature of Dyson vacuum cleaners is the Dyson digital motor. The digital motor moves at five times the speed of a racing car engine to ensure your vacuum cleaner has the power to produce quality suction each time the unit is in use.
Dyson also boasts an Airmuscle, a patented feature that is said to lift more dirt from your carpets. The Airmuscle is a sophisticated combination of a powered cam, a pneumatic actuator and a high-torque clutch. A pneumatic actuator converts energy into motion. The high torque clutch minimizes heat generation and results in longer wear life and minimal maintenance. Most Dyson vacuum cleaners come with these features.
Dyson vacuum cleaners can be found in most major retail stores such as Best Buy, Target and Sears. Some discount stores carry the brand, but usually in limited quantities. A list of places to buy Dyson vacuums is available on the company website. Simply enter your zip code and a list of places near you will be generated.
A list of places to purchase online is also available. Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com carry the vacuum cleaner used and new. Be wary of used units in less than “like new” condition. Dyson brands have limited warranties and a unit in poor condition may not qualify for service. Buying online is convenient if you prefer the option of comparing prices quickly before you shop. Unlike make vacuum brands, Dyson offers direct sales through its website to consumers with the added bonus of free shipping.
Before purchasing a used Dyson unit, ensure the unit comes with an extended warranty. Repairs for Dyson products can be costly. When you buy your Dyson unit new, it comes with a limited 5 year warranty. To obtain service for your unit, you must contact the Dyson Helpline with your model name/number, serial number, date and place of purchase. A guide on caring for your new Dyson vacuum is available for download on the Dyson website. New upright and canister vacuums have a 5 year parts and labor warranty while remanufactured vacuums have a 6 month warranty. Handheld vacuum warranties are limited to two years.