Home Depot Or Lowe's: Which Has Better Deals On Vacuums?

Whether you have carpets, hardwood floors, tiles, vinyl flooring, or some combination of each, regularly vacuuming your floors is necessary to keep your home clean and looking its best. As Everett Vacuum points out, your floors collect dust, dirt, pollen, and other gross and unhygienic bacteria. While sweeping is fine for non-carpeted rooms, vacuums are much better at both quickly and thoroughly cleaning your floors.

Vacuum cleaners are one of the more costly cleaning products, though. Especially if you have pets, allergies, children, and/or an entirely carpeted home, odds are you'll need a much heavier duty machine, which can increase the cost significantly. While you can find vacuum cleaners at almost any store, two home improvement stores that frequently have great and affordable deals on the machine are Home Depot and Lowe's. When comparing the two stores, though, which one has the best deals on vacuums?  

Home Depot vacuums

When it comes to purchasing a vacuum for a regular household, there are typically two options — upright vacuums, and stick vacuums. Upright vacuums are a little bulkier, but that also means they tend to be a bit heavier duty and hold more dirt and debris. Stick vacuums are slimmer, making them easier to store, but also less powerful. Home Vacuum Zone recommends sticks for hardwood floors, and upright vacuums for carpets.

The best and most affordable upright vacuum sold at Home Depot is from Shark, and typically costs around $190. It has swivel steering, so despite its bulkiness, it can get into corners and under furniture. It also has a handheld attachment for vacuuming ceilings, baseboards, furniture, stairs, etc. It has a 4.5 star rating with an 85% recommendation rate.

Home Depot's best stick vacuum is also from Shark, and costs $170. The top of the stick comes off to easily transform into a handheld vacuum, which is ideal if you regularly need to clean your furniture. Plus, the handheld part can attach to the bottom for compact storage. It's lightweight, making it easy to vacuum walls or elevated spaces, and thin enough to get under furniture. It has a 4.5 star rating with around 85% of customers recommending it.

Lowe's vacuums

Lowe's offers a very similar cache of vacuum cleaners as Home Depot. However, it also exclusively carries Bissell, which has a line of upright vacuums at very reasonable prices. The best-value Bissell sold at Lowe's costs just $119 and has a brush at the bottom, perfect for picking up pet hair caught in dense carpeting. It has a 4.6-star rating, with 90% of customers recommending it.

The best stick vacuum at Lowe's is also from Bissell and only costs $129. It's also cordless, which, as Gtech points out, makes it a lot more maneuverable, versatile, and lightweight. This vacuum also has brushes for hair removal. It has a 4.6-star rating with an 86% recommendation rate.

When comparing the vacuums sold at Home Depot versus Lowe's, Lowe's is clearly the winner when it comes to the best deals. Since they carry Bissell, they offer a line of high-performing but affordable products that Home Depot can't compete with.