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Vacuum robots - smart vacuuming in your home
Would you like to learn more about vacuum robots? We explain everything you need to know about these practical little household helpers and what you should look out for when buying one.
- What is a vacuum cleaner robot?
- What advantages do robotic vacuum cleaners offer?
- How do vacuum robots work?
- Buying a robot vacuum cleaner: Which is the best?
- Maintenance of your robot vacuum and mop
- FAQ: The most frequently asked questions about our ZACO vacuuming robots
1. What is a vacuum cleaner robot?
A vacuum robot is usually a round robot that drives through the apartment and automatically vacuums the floor.
Whether hard floors like laminate and tiles or short pile carpets and rugs: crumbs, dust and dirt are a thing of the past. Due to strong suction power and efficient filters also ideal for pet owners and allergy sufferers.
With its low height, it also gets under hard-to-reach places like the floors under furniture. So it relieves you of tedious household chores and you have more free time for the pleasant things in life.
2. What advantages do robotic vacuum cleaners offer?
Robot vacuum cleaners take the chore of vacuuming off your hands, leaving you more time to relax and do other things. Due to their small size, they can also get under sofas and other furniture that is otherwise difficult to access.
Your advantages at a glance:
- Effective vacuuming: carpets and short pile rugs are cleaned with up to 1000 PA of suction power.
- Low height: easily clean under hard-to-reach furniture such as sofas or cabinets.
- Many setting options: Depending on the device, features like cleaning modes, cleaning schedules and timers, no-go zones and Invisible Wall (virtual walls).
- Automatic charging: Automatically return to the charging station for charging.
- Easy operation: directly on the device, via remote control, app control or voice command (Alexa & Google Home).
- You have more time for yourself - no annoying house cleaning!
3. How do vacuum robots work?
There are many technical details built into a robot vacuum cleaner, not all of which are necessarily visible at first glance. They ensure good cleaning performance and easy operation. In the following, we will introduce you to some of the features of robot vacuum cleaners.
3.1 Automatic vacuuming
Today, vacuum robots have a convincingly high suction power and can thus relieve you of the tedious work of vacuuming your home.
They are suitable for hard floors as well as for carpets (short pile carpets) and rugs. Whether dust, crumbs or pet hair - everything ends up in the small round household helper.
3.2 Navigation and sensors
Robotic vacuum cleaners naturally have to find their way around your home and navigate in order to do their job well. To avoid getting lost or damaging your furniture while vacuuming, they have various instruments for navigation, among other things.
Some robots have adaptive Navigation, gyroscope + camera or even laser navigation (Lidar navigation). Thus, these automatic vacuum cleaners find their way with the help of intelligent control.
3.3 Collision avoidance and fall protection
Additional sensors protect your furniture from possible damage due to contact and collisions. In addition to fall protection sensors, this also includes sensors for obstacle and collision avoidance, carpet avoidance, etc.
3.4 Simple controls through the device, remote control or app
Many robot vacuums can be conveniently controlled in several ways:
The simplest is probably the push button directly on the robot vacuum cleaner itself. Here, nothing else needs to be programmed or observed. Simply turn it on and the robot vacuum cleaner will start vacuuming your four walls until it is turned off again.
Most vacuum cleaning robots can also be operated via a remote control. Here, additional settings can be made, even from the comfort of your sofa.
Some vacuuming robots can even be operated by app control via navigation app with the smart phone and integrated into the smart home. Here, even more periods of cleaning and individual cleaning schedules can be adjusted. Some models also accept commands through voice commands with Alexa & Google Home.
3.5 Which is better: direct suction or brush?
It also depends on the type of floor in your home:
If you have mainly carpeted floors or short pile carpets in your home, then a model with a brush probably makes sense. The ZACO A4s model is a true carpet specialist thanks to its rotating main brush. Thus, it cleans carpets and short pile carpets particularly thoroughly.
If you mainly have hard floors, laminate, parquet or tiles, a model with direct suction might be your choice. The ZACO V4 is recommended here. Its direct suction also makes it ideal for vacuuming pet hair.
4. Buying a robot vacuum cleaner: Which is the best?
The "best robot vacuum cleaner" is the one that best suits your needs and your home Therefore, you should pay attention to a few criteria when buying and ask yourself what you particularly value:
4.1 Which is better: vacuum robot or vacuum and mop robot?
This question can only be answered individually. If you are looking for a robot vacuum that only picks up dust and crumbs in everyday life, a conventional robot without wiping function will probably be enough for you.
However, are you looking for a robot that can also pick up dirt like sticky stains or spilled liquids? Then we advise you to choose one of our vacuuming and mopping robots, because vacuuming robots with mopping function can do both - vacuuming and mopping. If you prefer to vacuum yourself, but are looking for help with mopping your floors, then a pure mopping robot might be right for you.
4.2 Hard floors or carpet
In principle, vacuum robots today can often vacuum both hard floors such as tiles, laminate, etc. as well as carpets (short pile carpet) without any problems.
However, if you only have carpets or rugs in your home, a robot vacuum with a rotating main brush might be advisable. We have explained this topic in more detail in 3.5 Which is better: direct suction or brush?
4.3 Pet hair from pets
Pet hair is not a problem for many robot vacuum cleaners. However, some robots are more specialized in this type of pollution due to their design.
Robotic vacuum cleaners like the ZACO V4 model suck in pet hair without any problems due to their direct suction, because no hair can get caught here without an additional main brush.
4.4 HEPA filters help allergy sufferers
Do you also suffer from allergies? Many allergies can be triggered by substances that are in the air we breathe. Therefore, it should of course be avoided that these are stirred up when cleaning the apartment.
Many vacuum robots therefore have HEPA filters. HEPA stands for High Efficient Particulate Air (filter), which means High Efficiency Particulate Filter (also known as a HEPA filter).
HEPA filters guarantee the filtering of a certain minimum amount of suspended particles from the exhaust air and thus help to ensure that allergens are retained and not swirled around.
The higher the HEPA class, the stronger the filtration:
HEPA 13 filters, for example, are guaranteed to filter at least 99.95% of dust, aerosols, etc. from exhaust air.
HEPA 14 filters already filter at least 99.995% of all suspended particles.
An additional stronger filter performance can result if several filters are connected in series. So it is best suited for allergy sufferers and you have your peace.
4.5 Battery life or cleaning time
Especially for larger apartments, it is not wrong to pay attention to a sufficiently large battery runtime or cleaning time.
Many robot vacuums offer a runtime of around 120 minutes and more. Thus, it should have a sufficiently large capacity for many apartments.
Especially practical: Many robots automatically return to their charging station as soon as the battery charge level drops below a certain value. This way, the vacuuming and mopping robot is always ready for use and you don't have to worry about charging the batteries.
4.6 Good price-performance ratio
Good vacuum robots don't have to be expensive and don't cost much more - if at all - than a good conventional vacuum cleaner. And an inexpensive robot vacuum cleaner relieves you of tedious household chores and you can enjoy your free time - a worthwhile investment.
The inexpensive ZACO vacuum robots ZACO V4 and ZACO A4s cost even less than 200 euros with a top price-performance ratio.
5. Maintenance of your robot vacuum and mop
To ensure that your ZACO vacuuming and mopping robot vacuums and mops your floors thoroughly on a permanent basis, you should clean it regularly. This is not difficult and can be done quickly. After the robot has finished cleaning, simply
- Remove main brush and side brush and clean with a clean cloth or cleaning brush
- Remove the dust container and clean it with the cleaning brush
- Remove filter and knock out collected suspended matter into a trash can
- Remove mop from water tank, rinse under water and allow to dry
- Remove water tank, pour out remaining water and allow tank to dry with rubber cap open
- Carefully clean drop sensors and charging pins with a dry cloth to maintain their sensitivity
Finally, simply reinsert all cleaned parts into your robot vacuum and mop and your robot can get back to work.
6. FAQ: The most frequently asked questions about our ZACO vacuuming robots
Do ZACO vacuum robots also work on carpets and short pile carpet?
Yes, ZACO vacuum robots can not only vacuum hard floors, but also carpets and short pile carpets. Due to the improvement of their sensors, they can usually also detect dark carpets or black carpets well.
Some robot vacuums are even specially optimized for cleaning carpets. The ZACO A4s model is a true carpet specialist thanks to its rotating main brush. Thus, it cleans carpets and short-pile carpets particularly thoroughly.
As far as high carpets or high-pile carpets are concerned, vacuum robots are subject to roughly the same restrictions as conventional vacuum cleaners.
Vacuuming and mopping robots with an integrated mopping function are suitable for hard floors such as tiles, laminate and parquet as well as for carpeted floors. Depending on the model, they have the ability to detect the floor covering and adjust their cleaning.
Do ZACO vacuum robots recognize objects and obstacles?
Yes, ZACO vacuum robots reliably detect objects and obstacles and avoid them independently.
Are there accessories for ZACO vacuum robots?
Yes, there are various accessories for your ZACO, for example a replacement dust tank including filter or a replacement water tank, replacement batteries or entire accessory sets consisting of filters, side brushes and microfiber cloths. This will extend the life of your robot vacuum cleaner and it will always maintain its optimal cleaning performance.