Air beds vary in style, quality and durability. Before buying this type of bed, you might want to consider the following points.
An air bed is an inflatable and plastic mattress. The popularity of these mattresses is due to the ease of its use and fast set-up and inflation time. These beds can also be transported easily and are perfect when you are on out of town trips or have a guest staying in your house. Most beds are meant for temporary use, not for prolonged periods of time.
The first consideration in buying air beds is quality. You should buy brands that will not break easily under pressure and are not susceptible to holes. As much as possible, do not focus only on the price since cheaper air beds are also made of less sturdy materials.
Second, you should decide on the size of the mattress you want. Air beds are available mostly in twin size and full size. You might also purchase them in king and queen sizes depending on your preference. Remember that whatever size you choose, you should be able to carry it to the location and have enough room when it opens up.
Lastly, you should know how to inflate the air bed. Some brands come with free handy pumps. Others have to be inflated manually. Large beds require a lot of air to ensure maximum comfort, and that means more time and effort on your part.
Some inexpensive models require the buyer to blow into the air bed. It would be best if the model you buy comes with a free manual or electric pump for easy inflation. A manual pump appears with a set of bellows that is loaded with a spring. The owner has to step repeatedly on the spring to inflate the bellows and, in turn, the air bed.
Before purchasing an air bed, keep these guidelines in mind to save you time, money and effort.