While you can vacuum carpets with a standard floor attachment and remove surface dirt, a powerhead is much more effective for deep cleaning. A mini powerhead (available with certain vacuum models), is very convenient for vacuuming carpeted stairs, upholstery or vehicle interiors.
Powerheads generally increase the purchase cost of a vacuum by as much as $100, but are worth the cost if your home has carpets. If you have mostly hard surface floors, look for a vacuum with a large standard floor tool instead, which would be more practical for your needs.
Vacuum powerheads require routine care and maintenance to keep them in good working order. Learn more about vacuum powerheads and caring for one in Powerhead Basics.
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