Sudden surge in vacuum cleaner sales
From September 1st manufacturers will no longer be able to make or import vacuum cleaners with a motor that exceeds 1600 watts due to a new a new EU energy label. This has meant consumers have been buying up the more powerful models while they are still available. The retail giant Tesco said sales had risen by around forty four percent over the past couple of weeks as customers rushed to buy the more powerful vacuum cleaner while they were still available. However, suppliers who still hold unsold stocks of the more powerful models will still be able to sell them until stocks run out.
No need to be concerned though, because a larger motor does not always guarantee a better suction. But a bigger motor will almost certainly cost more in electricity to run. The difference may not be huge over the period of a year, but still worth considering.