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HEPA Vacuum Cleaners For Allergy Relief

Updated on November 13, 2009
HEPA vacuum cleaners
HEPA vacuum cleaners

Indoor Allergies:  Many people suffer from some sort of indoor allergy.  The sneezing, watery eyes and scratchy throat could be the fault of common allergens in the home.  Whether it be dust mites, pet dander or mold spores, all of these can be severe irritants to the sensitive person.  An even worse condition is allergy induced asthma.  These conditions can be controlled if you can eliminate as many of the allergens in the home as possible.

Instead of relying just on anti-histamines for allergy relief, there are other ways to make a home more comfortable and free of allergens.  One great tool in achieving a cleaner, dust free home is a HEPA filter vacuum.

HEPA vacuum cleaners:  You may wonder what is special about a HEPA filter vacuum. First of all, HEPA stands for "high efficiency particulate air." So what does that mean? A HEPA filter simply has the ability to trap 99.7% of particles .3 microns in size and larger. Some can even trap particles as small as .1 micron. 

So, a HEPA filter vacuum can trap tiny dust particles that other vacuums would miss and blow back into the air. It makes sense that these vacuums are great for allergy sufferers. When using a HEPA vacuum cleaner, not only will your house be cleaner but it will be a healthier environment as well.  Instead of the dust mites, pet dander and mold spores being redistributed throughout your house, they are sucked in and trapped so they can no longer be an irritant.

There are some vacuums with HEPA type filters that trap a smaller percentage of particles. I will be reviewing only those vacuums that are true HEPA filter vacuums. When shopping for a vacuum, one with a true HEPA filter will label the fact that it traps at least 99.7% of particles .3 microns in size. They also will typically be more expensive than a HEPA type filter.

Below is a review of some of the leading HEPA vacuum cleaners.

Dyson Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Here is a vacuum that I have personally heard so much about. I know of several women who own a Dyson and they absolutely love them. The Dyson vacuum are certified asthma and allergy friendly. They have a true HEPA filter designed to pick up particles as small as .1 microns. Combine this with their Root Cyclone technology, which separates dust and dirt, and you have a 99.9% efficient vacuum. The vacuums also don't lose suction or clog because of the Root Cyclone technology that isn't found in any other vacuum.

This Dyson is equipped with the ball technology for smooth steering and is good on all floor types. It comes with all of the on-board tools for ease in cleaning.

Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum

 For the ultimate in home health, this vacuum does it all.  The airtight HEPA filtration system traps and seals 100% of dust mites, pollen, ragweed, and mold spores.  Not only that, it also traps 99.9% of pet dander.

The special MicroBan antimicrobial coating fights the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew, leaving a fresher smelling home.

This vacuum also features an anti-tip design and anti-clog hose.

Hoover Patinum Vacuum Cleaner

 Hoover is known for their windtunnel technology and this one is no different.  That technology along with the multi-stage cyclonic filtration ensure fast and efficient results.

It's filter with HEPA media traps 99.7% of dust and other allergens down to .3 microns making this vacuum a contender for the allergy sufferer.

Eureka HEPA Vacuum Cleaners

The Eureka Boss is equipped with the Direct Air Control System that lets you direct all of the suction either deep into the carpet or just to the hose for other cleaning. 

The power paw brush claws into the carpet to get out embedded pet hair which is a necessary tool for pet owners.

You can go from carpet to bare floors with just a flick of a switch making room transitions smooth and easy.

This vacuum has a unique sealed HEPA filtration system that traps 99.7% of dust and allergens.

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