I went to American Vacuum looking for a good, fairly lightweight, reasonably priced vacuum for my fledgling cleaning business. The sales person was very friendly and did not push me into a vacuum I didn't want or need. Instead he explained features of a variety of machines and introduced me to some brands I didn't previously know, such as Sanitaire. I ended buying a Sanitaire upright and a small Sanitaire canister as well. I've been extremely pleased with both of them, and would recommend them and American Vacuum to anyone in need of a good vacuum.