By far the most popular type of vacuum cleaner in the U.S., upright vacuum cleaners are wheel-mounted push-pull machines that use their powerful suction to remove dirt and allergens from your floors. Especially effective on carpeting, today's upright vacuums have a variety of extra features that bolster your cleaning experience. These include dirt sensors, extra-wide cleaning paths, bagged or bagless options, clean air exhaust, and special tools for removing dust and pet hair. Look out for vacuums with HEPA filters, which work to remove 99.9% of certain-size allergens from incoming air, particularly if you're an allergy- or asthma-sufferer. Browse our full collection of upright models and find the one that's right for you.