Don’t Throw Away Your Old Vacuum Cleaner

Don’t Throw Away Your Old Vacuum Cleaner

If any good has come from the “stay-at-home” order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that our homes have received extra attention. Garden centers are swamped with shoppers, household “to-do-lists” have been quickly checked off, and we’ve all begun to purge old and unnecessary appliances.

One particular appliance that might be collecting dust – not in the way it was intended – is that old vacuum cleaner that has been replaced overtime. Perhaps it suffered a broken part and was never repaired. Or maybe it was a low-end, “throw away” vacuum from the beginning. Whatever the case, that old vacuum has reached a fork in the road.

Repair Your Vacuum

Curious what it will take to get that old vacuum cleaner up and running again? Swanson’s Discount Vacuum offers free repair estimates. We prepare an itemized detailed of the total cost for parts and service. No part of the repair process begins until you say so. You are in the drivers seat.

If you decide to proceed with repairing your vacuum cleaner, we get to work right away. With over 20,000 parts in-stock, Swanson’s Discount Vacuum is equipped to repair almost any and all vacuum cleaners. In fact, most repairs are completed the next day. Now that’s service!

A recently repaired Air-Way ’88 Sanitizor vacuum from 1960 on the workbench at Swanson’s Discount Vacuum.

Recycle Your Vacuum

If your old vacuum cleaner is beyond repair, too expensive to maintain, or you just simply have no need for it anymore, then don’t throw it away – recycle it! Swanson’s Discount Vacuum is committed to responsibly recycling old vacuum cleaners at no cost to our customers. That’s right – just drop it off and we’ll handle recycling it! Did you know that nearly 90% of a typical vacuum cleaner is recyclable? Don’t relegate your old vacuum to the landfill when a more sustainable solution exists at no cost to you.

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Swanson’s To Offer Curb Side Pickup

Swanson’s To Offer Curb Side Pickup

To continue to serve our customers – many of whom are spending increased time at home – while also supporting the purpose of social distancing to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Swanson’s Discount Vacuum is now offering free, curb side pickup at our Machesney Park and Sycamore locations.

At this time, a limited number of vacuum bags and filters are available for online purchase. If the bag, filter, or other cleaning product you are looking for isn’t listed online, please call us at either location.

Ordering online or over the phone allows for limited physical contact. Likewise, upon your arrival during regular business hours, we will bring your order to your car.

As we find ourselves spending more time at home, we are here hope to make your stay as comfortable and clean as possible.

Store Locations

Machesney Park
7507 N Second Street
Machesney ParkIL 61115

(815) 282-2882


Mon-Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat.:  9am – 5pm
Sun.: Closed


2682 DeKalb Ave
SycamoreIL 60178



(815) 758-4949


Mon.-Fri.: 10am – 6pm
Sat.: 10am – 5pm
Sun.: Closed

Swanson’s To Offer Curb Side Pickup

Seventy-Five Years Later And Swanson’s Discount Vacuums Continues To Grow

Since 1945, Swanson’s Discount Vacuum has been selling and servicing vacuum cleaners in Rockford, Illinois and the surrounding area. From operating out of one location during its infancy to flourishing into two brick and mortar retail locations, Swanson’s has grown substantially. To this day, we remain locally owned and operated where our focus continues to be our customers. We believe in quality care and service that allows every customer who walks in the door the ability to find the right cleaning product for their cleaning needs. Our sales and service staff is the glue that holds our company together. With extensive training and expertise, our staff masters the many vacuum styles and features that are in today’s market. 

Continually reinvesting in our business, customers will soon notice the expansion of our Machesney Park store as the showroom nearly doubles in size with an increasing variety of flooring surfaces for taking vacuums on a “test drive.” And if you’re reading this blog post, you will certainly notice we’ve completely overhauled and modernized our online home: This website was created to help you, our customers, to browse the many styles of vacuums that are available in our stores and warehouse. Having a detailed website where you can compare vacuums based on your personal needs allows for a greater experience in locating the perfect vacuum. At Swanson’s Discount Vacuum, our goal is to give every customer a knowledgeable staff, full service store, and great relationship with you for years to come. 

Thank you for choosing to visit our website. Please stop in to one of our two locations and browse, touch, and test out some of our latest vacuums. If you have any questions, please give us a call or send us an email. We are more than happy to assist you!

What’s The Right Vacuum For Me?

What’s The Right Vacuum For Me?

Because we sell all types and styles of vacuum cleaners at Swanson’s Discount Vacuum, we are frequently asked, “what is the best type of vacuum?” There is no simple, “one size fits all” answer to this question. Every customer is unique and so to are their vacuum cleaner needs. For instance? What type – or types –  of flooring do you have in your home? How about your lifestyle? Do you have small children in the household or pets? Does your home have staircases? Do you need a lightweight vacuum or can you handle a more heavy-duty vacuum? As you can see, there are many variables.

To learn what type of vacuum cleaner will suit you best, we get to know each of our customers, the flooring in their homes, and their lifestyle. For an example of our process, watch the brief video below Swanson’s Discount Vacuum team member, Brent Rutherford.

As you can see from the video, there are many variables to consider when deciding what “the right” vacuum is for each individual. We are always happy to help our customers navigate this process, so please visit either of our locations in Machesney Park or Sycamore to speak with a highly trained team member today!