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Are Dyson Vacuums Worth It?

Updated on March 20, 2015
My Dyson Vacuum
My Dyson Vacuum

Researching Vacuums

When I moved out into an apartment, I installed carpets to help to block out noise from the other apartments in the building. I knew from using a canister style vacuum while living at home and using an upright where I worked, that I preferred an upright model.

I had heard good things about Dyson vacuums, but I didn't have very much money. So I initially bought an upright vacuum cleaner that cost about $100 instead.

The bags for my model were getting harder to find and the machine itself was starting to not sound very good or work very well. So I decided it was time to get a new one. I now had the money to buy a Dyson, but I wanted to do some research to find out if it was worth it.

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Why Dyson Is Better For Allergy Sufferers

I started to get a lot of colds and sinus problems after I moved out of my parents place. Someone suggested it might be allergies and that I should go and get tested. That was when I found out I was allergic to dust, dander, pollen, and a few other things. So I started taking allergy pills to deal with it.

The video below shows why the Dyson is better for allergy sufferers. It is not just the filters, but the way the machine is built to kept the dust inside the machine.

What I Found

When I started looking around I found out the Dyson vacuums were some of the best rated machines out there. They were initially more expensive, but they were also bagless so there wouldn't be any added expenses later on. They are light weight so it would be easy to push around. Plus they had a HEPA filter which would help with my allergies. They are even certified by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

They come with a 5 year warranty so if there were any problems with the machine it would be covered. Then I talked to a few people that I knew had them and no one had any regrets, they all loved them. So one day around the holidays they had a deal on a Dyson that would include an allergy cleaning kit for free. That was when I decided to buy one.

It was one of the best decision that I have ever made. I now no longer have to take allergy medication daily. I believe what had been causing me to have so many issues when I woke up was all the dust that was in the carpet. When I saw the amount of dust/dirt that the Dyson picked up on my very first use, I couldn't believe it.

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Dyson Uprights

Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner

This is the model that I bought about 5 years ago. It is a fantastic machine and it is still going strong.

Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner

This is the top of the line model. It is made with pet owners in mind. It is one of the best on the market for cleaning up pet hair and dander.


Better Dust Disposal

I have seen some reviews that suggest people who have allergies are better off using a machine with a bag. Well I disagree. My original one had a bag and I found when I was removing the bag it would always release dust. It would go into the air and on my hands. My Dyson is bagless, but due to the way it is designed I can easily hold it over my garbage bag, release the content inside, and then close the lid trapping all the dust inside.

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Different Dyson Styles

Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Perhaps you prefer a canister model. They have an excellent line up of those as well available.

Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2
Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2

Here is a cordless model. it is actually a hand held model that comes with a detachable long reach wand.


Alternative Choices

One of the things I didn't think about when choosing my first vacuums was that I would have to keep paying for replacement bags, which would add to the overall expense of the machine. Plus trying to find the bags became more difficult once the model was discontinued.

If you want a good vacuum but can't afford a Dyson, Consumer Reports listed the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Bagless second overall for bagless uprights. It rated that well in performance and yet it only costs around $100. Plus Hoover is a reliable name that has been around for over one hundred years.

Good Value Priced Suggestions

Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Plus Upright Vacuum Cleaner, with HEPA Media Filtration, Lightweight and Corded, UH70120, Green
Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Plus Upright Vacuum Cleaner, with HEPA Media Filtration, Lightweight and Corded, UH70120, Green

This is a good value priced machine. No cost for bags but allergies may be an issue when emptying. It placed 2nd overall in consumer reports for bagless uprights.


For Me - The Dyson Is Worth It

Having bought and used this machine for about 5 years now, I can confidently say that for me it is worth it. The only thing I miss about my old machine is the light that it had at the front of the machine.

With the Dyson there has been no added expenses. It is easy to use and still picks up an amazing amount of dirt and dust. The machine itself has stood the test of time. When my parents needed a vacuum I recommended it for them and they love theirs as much as I love mine.

Do You Think A Dyson Is Worth It?

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    • ameycoleman profile image

      Amey Coleman 

      5 years ago from Missouri

      i would love to own a dyson! Great post, it really opens my eyes up to save back money for one.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I did not think so but now? We have a Kenmore that is great and better than all our previous ones. It was the fact that the Dyson is bag-less that put us off! Now I wonder? Well written lens thank you.

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      James Jordan 

      5 years ago from Burbank, CA

      We love ours!

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      Donna Cook 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! Yes I do, I plan to purchase one soon. I've had 2 Hoovers in eight years and the cat fur just tangled up the brushes. I have an old Electrolux but it just doesn't have enough suction, even with a new bag. Of course, it's over 20 years old.

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      5 years ago

      These are certainly a good bit of kit, which your lens conveys well.


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