Would I be better off buying a new one?

  • From 1st September 2015 EU regulations now restrict the power of vacuum cleaner motors which for many customers means that they are replacing their existing machine with a less powerful one. In August 2015 the Which? consumer group said “…seven of the vacuums it has award Best Buy status to since 2013 would be banned under the new regulations. “So if you’re in the market for a powerful vacuum, you should act quickly, before all of the models currently available sell out”. The wattage will be limited to only 900 watts by 2017 – further restricting choice. Current cleaners typically boast an average of 1,800 watts.”
  • It is better for the environment to repair an existing vacuum than replacing the whole thing with a new one. Very few appliances are completely beyond repair and it costs very little to have a comprehensive fault diagnosis.
  • On many occasions people automatically think of replacing an appliance when often the fault is a very simple one to rectify.
  • The cost of replacing a whole vacuum cleaner is massively more than the cost of an average repair.

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