The robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous cleaning equipment that promises to make users’ lives easier when it comes to keeping the house tidy. The main models available have functions such as vacuuming, sweeping, and even wiping the floor. You can find options of the brands Mondial, Multilaser, Samsung, and Xiaomi for sale in the domestic market.
1. Does the vacuuming robot replace the common vacuum cleaner?
It depends. The vacuuming robot and the common vacuum cleaner have different usage proposals. The criteria for choice should be based on the needs and routine of each user. This is because each one of the devices cleans differently.
The robot vacuum cleaner can be a good option for those who do not have time to clean the house due to routine. The automatic operation makes the environment clean while the user is away, working in the home office, or relaxing during leisure time, for example. The common vacuum cleaner, on the other hand, requires the user to spend time using it.
Nevertheless, traditional models are indicated for those who intend to perform a more thorough cleaning, since the power of the devices tends to be higher compared to standalone devices and allow cleaning corners with greater precision.
2. Is it possible to schedule the cleaning?
Yes, one of the advantages of robot vacuum cleaners is that you can schedule the cleaning based on daily needs. This function can be interesting for those who do not want to forget about cleaning, or even for those who do not want to be disturbed by the robot while they are at home.
The function of scheduling the cleaning is available in mid-range devices, such as HO042, from Multilaser, which has three automatic cleaning programs and even returns to the base when the battery runs out. Another model that also contains the functionality is the Mi Robot Vacuum MOP, from Xiaomi, which can be programmed by a cell phone and is compatible with virtual assistants.
3. Does the robot vacuum cleaner make a lot of noise?
Compared to a regular vacuum cleaner, the autonomous robot tends to be quieter due to low power. However, cleaning may take longer because of the motor’s operation. The characteristics related between noise and power vary between models.
Ordinary vacuum cleaners have an average reading of 70 decibels, which is considered moderate/high. Robot models, on the other hand, have an average noise level of 60 decibels.
4. Does the robot vacuum cleaner get stuck on obstacles?
As the robot vacuum cleaner is a device designed for automatic cleaning, it may encounter obstacles along the way, such as stairs and furniture. For this reason, the devices have systems that prevent the device from getting stuck. The technologies can use sensors that can track what is around them or even built-in cameras. Samsung’s JetBot 90 AI+, a rugged model, promises to create a 3D map of the environment to differentiate objects on the ground.
The robot is also unable to climb on surfaces that are a little high, such as carpets, or get under furniture that is too close to the ground. Furthermore, some parts of the environment may not receive proper cleaning. This is because toys, shoes, and other items scattered on the floor can also be considered obstacles, forcing the cleaning device to take a detour.
5. How long does the battery last?
One point that must be taken into consideration when choosing the ideal model is battery life. In general, robot vacuums have an average battery life of between one and two hours. Some units can return to the base to recharge independently, which can make the user’s job easier, as they do not need to look for the device around the house if the battery runs out.
Another factor that will influence the autonomy of the battery is the size of the environment that will undergo the cleaning and the obstacles to be avoided. The more the sensors are used, the faster the battery runs out.