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Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Features to Watch Out For

A fantastic approach to maintaining a clean home is using robotic vacuums. They are more than just a cleaning machine with features like remote control and self-charging capacity.

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They can easily maneuver around any furniture or other items in the room. Additionally, because most of them are fully cordless, they don’t tangle up in cords.

Robotic vacuum cleaners, however, are not all made equal. Here are features to watch out for when buying a robot vacuum for your smart living home.

Object Recognition

Robotic vacuum cleaners are marketed as autonomous cleaning tools; however, the level of autonomy that may be achieved in these machines greatly relies on how much you’re ready to invest.

Every robotic vacuum has sensors. But how well do the sensors in the model you’re buying work? The capacity of a robotic vacuum to identify objects in its path may determine whether you go home to a clean house or a halted robot with tangled connections.

Make sure the model you choose has sensors or cameras that can identify anything left on the floor to prevent it from eating your cables if you don’t want the latter experience.

Cliff Detection

Most robot vacuums have cliff sensors to prevent them from tumbling down stairs or other uneven surfaces in the house.

These sensors alert the robot when they see a cliff so that it may turn around and avoid falling and breaking apart. Although this feature is virtually always found in robot cleaners, it is important enough to note here. You don’t want to invest in a robotic vacuum without cliff sensors.

Ability to Self-Empty

If a robot cleaner has self-emptying capabilities, that is a crucial consideration to make.

It’s acceptable to empty your robot yourself. But because it can’t empty itself, it could be difficult to use when cleaning a big house because you might have to empty it several times until it’s empty.

Sound Volume

Never choose a robot vacuum cleaner before determining how loud it is when operating. Before purchasing from a physical store, test the noise level on the highest power setting.

Before making an online purchase, read product reviews to find out what other consumers who have used the product have to say. Even while all robotic vacuum cleaners make some noise, understanding how noisily different models run might help you avoid buying a machine that will disrupt the peace in your home.

Battery Life 

Robot vacuum cleaners are great since they are cordless and have a wide range of coverage. However, the price of this coolness is that their batteries must be replenished.

Since most robotic vacuums can clean for more than an hour before needing to recharge, this is typically not a problem. However, if you have a big house, you should choose a model with a long duration. In this manner, you can finish cleaning without having to stop to refuel your robot.

Integration of Apps

Before making a purchase, it is helpful to compare various models and the features they offer because robot vacuums have various remote-control features. In addition, you may control the majority of robotic vacuum cleaners with apps.

You may direct it to specific locations using the app to see its cleaning path. Most robotic cleaners’ apps can schedule device cleanings in addition to monitoring and redirecting.

Higher-end robotic vacuum cleaners up the ante on remote control convenience by supporting connectivity with Google, Siri, and Alexa, among other smart assistants.

Upkeep

For continued effectiveness, robotic vacuum cleaners require routine maintenance. A clogged-up robotic vacuum won’t be able to make your house sparkling. If you want it to continue cleaning effectively, you’ll need to clean its brushes and bristles regularly.

The good news is that cleaning a robotic vacuum isn’t difficult, it only takes a few minutes, and the manufacturer’s cleaning manual contains instructions on how to do it.

Conclusion 

A robotic vacuum cleaner is one of the best vacuums that offer an efficient and convenient way to clean your home. Before you buy one, it’s important to consider the size of your home, the size and shape of your rooms, the types of dirt and debris you’re likely to encounter, and the power and capacity of the vacuum. 

It’s also important to look at the features and settings the robotic vacuum offers, such as programmable cleaning schedules, mapping capabilities, self-emptying dustbins, and obstacle avoidance. With the right robotic vacuum, you can keep your home looking spotless.

On Living-Smarter.com, we talk about using technology to live a smarter life. Although the subject is broad, I concentrate on the ideas, practical information, and know-how that will help you use technology in your daily life. Learn more about smart living and robot vacuum cleaners by reading through our blog!

Author: Morten Pradsgaard

Morten has been working with technology, IoT, and electronics for over a decade. His passion for technology is reflected in this blog to give you relevant and correct information.

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