How To Choose The Quietest Robot Vacuum


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The robot vacuum is a great invention that saves us from dull chores. However, some smart vacuums may have an obnoxious high-pitched whistle, and others may create a mechanical grinding noise. The noise may disturb a sleeping baby, scare your beloved pet, and sometimes even be loud enough to annoy neighbors. The most effective way to solve this problem is to pick a robotic vacuum cleaner with a low noise level.

But how to pick the quietest robot vacuum? Are there any DEEBOT robot vacuums that have a quiet design? Luckily, with the advancement of technology, auto vacuums have progressed a lot and are quieter than traditional ones. Here we provide a step-by-step guide to help you find your ideal quiet cleaning partner.

Why Opt For A Quieter Robot Vacuum?

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In our quest for a more peaceful and harmonious living environment, going for a quieter smart vacuum cleaner can make a remarkable difference. This is particularly true for those living in apartments or houses with thin walls, or those living with pets and babies, where the noise from a traditional vacuum can be a constant headache. Using a quieter robot vacuum means a more calm, serene atmosphere to relax, benefitting your well-being.

Another advantage of a quiet robot floor cleaner is its compatibility with nighttime cleaning schedules. Most models allow scheduling cleaning sessions using the compatible app. Imagine scheduling your robot vacuum to clean while you sleep, without the disruptive noise that traditional vacuums often produce. This allows you to wake up to a freshly cleaned floor after a good night of sleep.

For those who work from home, the noise level of your vacuum matters even more. A quiet ensures that conference calls will not be disturbed by the noise of a vacuum cleaner. You can also remain focus on your work during the cleaning session. With a quieter smart vacuum, you can maintain a professional environment and productivity without interruptions.

Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuum Cleaners That Are Quiet

deebot x2 omni cleaning

After being familiar with the acceptable noise levels, let's discuss the top quiet DEEBOT robot vacuums. Normally, the noise level of DEEBOT is lower than 70 dB during cleaning sessions. It is much lower than traditional upright vacuum cleaners that have a noise level of up to 80 dB.

Besides, machines and robots are growing more intelligent as technology advances. They are improving and growing stronger than their forebears. This rule also works for robotic vacuum cleaners. More energy-efficient components that use less electricity and produce less noise are fitted in newer models. So you may find the latest DEEBOT has a better performance in noise level.


deebot x2 omni robot vacuum

The latest DEEBOT X2 OMNI is the new flagship robot vacuum within the DEEBOT family. Featuring a square, low-profile super thin design is born for edge cleaning, allowing it to glide underneath low-height furniture like sofa and cabinets, and clean closer to 90-degree corners and the skirting boards with its 20cm roller brush. This model is also equipped with a suction power up to 8,000 Pa2, an upgrade airflow system and a wider, extra long 200mm roller brush, which increases the cleaning efficiency while maintaining a low noise level at 64.9 dB. It even has a pet-friendly mode that is perfect for households with pets. Together with the multifunctional OMNI docking station, the X2 OMNI offers a truly hassle-free floor cleaning experience.


deebot t20 omni smart vacuum

DEEBOT T20 OMNI is a robotic vacuum cleaner with an all-in-one OMNI Station featuring automatic lift-mopping and hot water mop washing. It is not uncommon to have different floor surfaces in the households, including hardwood, tiles and carpets. When using a smart vacuum, it is impossible to always monitor it to ensure it doesn’t cause damages to your delicate carpets and rugs. While you can set virtual barriers on your phone to keep it away from the carpet, with the auto lift-mopping function, the robot vacuum can recognize the different floor material and lift the mop heads when carpet is detected. This way, it can vacuum the carpet and keep it dry. It produces a low noise level at 67 dB during sweeping and 69 dB during sweeping and mopping.


deebot n10 plus automatic vacuum

DEEBOT N10 PLUS gives an all-rounded cleaning experience without sacrificing performance for budget. The vacuum mop combo is designed for households with pets or allergy suffers. Featuring an antibacterial filter – E11 filter, which captures 95% of 0.3μm dust and allergens. On top of this, the two extra antibacterial agents help boost the antibacterial rate to 99.99%. When added the activated carbon, the filter can effectively absorb the smelly substances produced by ordinary household wastes. The low noise level at 65 dB also ensure your beloved pets will not be scared during the cleaning session.

How To Choose The Quietest Robot Vacuum?

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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, states that sound levels lower than 85 dB are deemed safe for human ears. Prolonged exposure to higher noise levels that exceed 85 dB may cause hearing loss and other illnesses. We suggest looking for the following characteristics when picking the quietest smart vacuum:

The noise level of a robot vacuum

In general, decibels, or dB, are used to represent noise levels. Before you buy a vacuum, it's a good idea to check its noise output. Normally, the manufacturer takes the initiative to provide detailed information on the noise level. The majority of automatic vacuums produce noise at a level between 70 and 80 dB, comparable to that of a garbage disposal. For reference, a blender operates at 90 dB.

ECOVACS has always stated the noise level in the DEEBOT Specification section. Take DEEBOT X2 OMNI as an example, it produces a noise that is as low as 64.9dB during operation, lower than the other household appliances, for instance, a typical hairdryer produces a noise level of around 80–90 dB when measured at a distance of 1 meter.

The quiet mode of a robot vacuum

Next, find out if the smart vacuum cleaner has a quiet design. Most of the DEEBOT robot vacuums offer a wide range of cleaning modes. All you need is to do is choose the right mode. Normally, when you turn on the “Quiet cleaning mode”, the suction power will be reduced to complete a cleaning gently. That sounds like a low-key two-person discussion or the quiet hum of a refrigerator.

Let's continue taking DEEBOT X2 OMNI as an example. As long as you choose the silent mode, this magical robot can even work at night with a low noise level and excellent astrophotography-grade camera, which ensures strong obstacle recognition in the dark.

Tips For Ensuring A Quieter Cleaning Session:

To optimize the tranquillity of your cleaning sessions, consider the following tips:

Regular maintenance plays a crucial role in reducing noise and prolonging its lifespan. Cleaning and unclogging the brushes and filters regularly helps maintain their efficiency and avoid excessive noise. Moreover, make sure the wheels are free from obstructions or debris for smoother and quieter movement.

Other than that, the docking and charging process can sometimes generate higher noises. To minimize disturbances, consider placing the docking station in a secluded area, such as a corner or a hallway away from your living area. By doing so, the noise from docking and charging will be less noticeable in your living spaces, promoting a more peaceful environment.

If you are away from home during the day, take advantage of scheduling features offered by many robot floor cleaners. By setting the cleaning session during the time you are out, you can prevent any noise disturbance altogether and ensure you have a clean home to return to.


Are all robot vacuums loud?

Not all robotic vacuum cleaners are loud, with a number of models on the market that provide a quiet cleaning mode, offering a more peaceful cleaning experience. Normally, the manufacturer will provide the noise output levels on the specs.  The robot vacuums on the market produce noise between 70 and 80 dB on average, and for comparison, a kitchen blender operates at 90 dB. On the other hand, ECOVACS DEEBOT produces a noise that is as low as 65dB during sweeping and 68 dB during sweeping and mopping, lower than the other typical household appliances like food blenders and is good for households with pets, babies and home workers.

Why is my robot vacuum so loud?

There are several factors that can contribute to a loud robotic vacuum cleaner, including worn-out and clogged brushes or filters, obstructions in the wheels, or a malfunctioning motor. Regular maintenance and troubleshooting can help identify and address the source of the noise.

How to ensure my robot vacuum works quietly?

To ensure a quieter operation, regularly clean and maintain the brushes, filters, and wheels of your smart vacuum. Also, consider placing the docking station in an area with minimal foot traffic, and schedule cleaning sessions when you are away to avoid noise disturbances.


1. 8,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT X2 OMNI can reach 8,000Pa.

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