5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Robot Vacuum

5 Things You Can Do To Improve  Your Robot Vacuum

People have been using robots for labor-intensive tasks for a long time. However, these days they are much more versatile, and can be used for a variety of tasks around the house. This article will discuss 5 things you can do to improve the functionality of your robot vacuum.

1. Upgrade The Battery

If you are running on a single charge you may experience problems with the robot vacuums. This is because they are quite power-hungry devices, and the battery will die quickly if you use it too much. You should always aim to charge the battery at least once per day, and preferably more often if you use it often. This will help ensure that the robot is always ready to use when you need it. Sometimes it can be hard to remember to recharge the device, particularly if you are forgetful like me – so having a fully charged battery will help you avoid these problems. 

2. Buy A Spinning Washer

If you have a lot of hair in your house you know how important it is to get it all cleaned up regularly. Unfortunately, many people don't have the time to do this themselves, and allow their hair to grow in unkempt locks. The solution? Get a robot vacuum with a spinning washer. These robotic vacuums are the perfect blend of functionality and user-friendliness, and make getting your hair cleaned up a quick and easy process.

You have to purchase a specific type of washer specifically designed for use with a robotic vacuum. These washers can be quite costly, but will make getting your hair washed a breeze. They can also be quite loud, so if you don't want to wake up the neighbors, then this is not the type of vacuum you should get.

3. Consider An Air compressor

An air compressor can be used to recharge the battery of your robot vacuum, as well as other small appliances such as leaf blowers and hedge trimmers. It can also be used to supply air to your horns and other small appliances that use air. This can be a time-saver, as you don't have to run back and forth to the store to get more air.

One of the main things you will need to determine before purchasing an air compressor is how much air you need, and for what you need it. You can get a rough idea of how much air you need by looking at how often you use your appliances and how big they are. Bigger appliances require more air, and most air compressors come with an inbuilt gauge to help you determine how much air you have left.

4. Get More Out Of Your Free Time

You have a whole lot of free time, but you don't seem to have enough hours in the day. The solution? Automate as much of the housework as you can, and don't be afraid to use your free time productively.

This is easier said than done, as there are just so many things that need to be done around the house. However, you can use your robot vacuum to help you out with some of these tasks. You can program it to vacuum once per hour, once per day, or once per week, as well as execute various other tasks including mopping and dusting. This way, you can use your free time more efficiently, and get more done in less time. 

The above tips will help get your house cleaned without too much effort; however, if you want to get the most out of your robot vacuum, then you should consider investing in some additional equipment.

5. Increase The Charging Time

If you are using a regular household voltage (120 V AC, 60 Hz) then the charging time for your robot vacuum is around 2.5 hours. However, if you use a higher voltage (240 V AC, 120 Hz) then the charging time reduces to 1.75 hours. This is because a higher voltage allows for quicker charging.

If you are living in Europe, then you should get a 220 V AC to 240 V AC converter, so you can use the same voltage as most of the appliances you have in your home. Higher voltages allow you to use smaller and more efficient appliances, saving you money in the long run.

Above, you have learned about five ways you can improve the functionality of your robotic vacuum. Investing in a few of these gadgets will help get your household chores done quickly and efficiently. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do robot vacuums work without wifi?

Not all robot vacuums can be scheduled with a companion app, some lower end models work perfectly well with a remote control, although their cleaning routine might seem a bit erratic. A mobile app makes it possible to set personalised cleaning preferences.

What is the best robot vacuum for pet hair?

At the moment, the best robot vacuum for cleaning pet hair from carpets is the iRobot Roomba S9, although it's the most expensive one. The specially designed turbo brush removes almost all hair. Generally speaking, all robot vacuums on the market today have pretty high pet hair score. But if your main reason for buying a robot vacuum is to get rid of pet hair, then you should definitely look at the suction power of the machine.

How much does a robot vacuum cleaner cost?

On the lower end of the price spectrum, you can get a robot vacuum cleaner for about $150, but it might not be WiFi enabled. The most expensive robots sell for about $1000, and for that price you will get all the bells and whistles. Just remember that more expensive doens't always mean better performing. It all depends on your household needs.

How long do robot vacuums last?

Robot vacuums can last for years if you make the effort to clean its parts and brushes regularly. It is important not to let too much pet hair and debris build up in the robot vac, because then it could become permanently damaged. You might need to change the battery or some other parts of your appliance to lenghten its life. You should also avoid it getting wet inside. The life expectancy of your robot also depends on the frequency it's used.