How long do robot vacuums last - and How to Make Them Last?
With the development of robot vacuum cleaners, the functions of robot vacuum cleaners have become stronger and stronger. Therefore, people are paying more and more attention to the life span of the robot vacuum cleaner and the service life of the battery of the robot vacuum cleaner.
The robot vacuum cleaner does not run continuously, and requires you to perform proper maintenance. According to a survey conducted by the US Consumer Reports in 2018, the average service life of robot vacuum cleaners is five years. But according to different brands, this number may fluctuate more. So in order to extend the life of the robot vacuum cleaner, you need to do some maintenance!
Make full use of the robot vacuum cleanerI believe that many of you, like me, did not consider the maintenance of the robot vacuum cleaner. But the maintenance of the robot vacuum cleaner has never been easier for me.
In order to maximize the function of your robot vacuum cleaner, you need to replace these things every few months to several years.
- Battery (2 years)
- Brush (every 6 months)
- Filter (every 3 to 6 months)
- Trash can (when needed)
Check brushes and filters
But when you feel that the cleaning effect of the robot vacuum cleaner is getting worse, you should check if the battery is dead or if there is too much hair entangled in the brush.
Also, depending on your allergies, you should change the filter in the robot vacuum cleaner every 3 to 6 months.
The most important thing is the replacement of the battery. When the robot vacuum cleaner is not as clean as before, I will choose to replace the robot vacuum cleaner. I often choose to change the battery every 2 to 3 years. I don't like to use cheap batteries because I think it will have a bad effect on my robot vacuum cleaner. I insist on buying batteries from the person who makes the robot vacuum cleaner.
Some other maintenance
In addition to the maintenance listed above, you can also clean the base station and connectors to keep them clean. Because as time goes by, dust will be generated on the charging station, which will affect the connection of the robot vacuum cleaner, so that the robot vacuum cleaner cannot be charged.
One last thing, avoid extreme temperatures
Excessive heat or cold can be harmful to the battery and other sensitive parts of the robot vacuum cleaner. When choosing a location for the base camp, make sure it is away from heating vents or sunny areas. A garage or attic is not a good place to store robot vacuum cleaners because these areas often lack insulation to withstand extreme temperatures.