I purchased this vacuum when moving into a new apartment with carpeted floors. I have 2 dogs and a 2 year old with a terminal respiratory condition so I was hoping for a good vacuum to keep our new carpets free of allergens when we would vacuum. We couldnt afford a Dyson Ball, which was my ideal first choice. Almost 2 years later, the Infinity still has pretty good suction. It does need cleaning every 2 months or so to keep it free flowing, but i learned that after thinking I was going to need a new vacuum when mine stopped sucking up stuff from the floor. I also learned that happens when there is a broken belt! LOL The belts are difficult to find, but its possible. The only downfall that I have after 2 years is one of the parts came off, and I have no clue where it went, so the wand part that goes into the body of the vacuum to "steer" it, so it is loose, thus creating a difficult steer of the vacuum. I would recommend this to a friend, as it has treated my family pretty well and doesn't require excessive use in order to pick up a few things off the floor left behind from a toddler and 2 dogs.
West Palm Beach, FL