I highly recommend Bay Vac & Pedal if you are looking for a QUALITY vacuum cleaner. You can buy the "cheap" vacuum cleaners at Target, WalMart, etc., every few years, or you can go to Bay Vac & Pedal and find one built to last from amongst their great selection, and from their very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They answered all my questions, and were very helpful. They also service all their products, which is a great plus. I feel that I made a smart investment.