Allergy Friendly Vacuum Cleaners
If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, then allergy friendly vacuum cleaners can make a big difference to your health. These vacuums aren’t necessarily any more expensive than other models, they simply have a few features that make them more allergy friendly than others on the market.
Questions to ask about allergy friendly vacuum cleaners
If you’re in the market for an allergy friendly vacuum there are four questions you need to ask about your potential purchase.
Does it have a filter?
A filter is important for allergy sufferers because it traps airborne micro-particles that contain allergens. Most allergy friendly vacuums have a HEPA filter, while others may have a different type of filter system. Whichever type of filter is installed in your vacuum, it should be able to trap at least 99% of airborne allergens and stop them from escaping back into the air.
Does it have enough power?
If you have deep carpets in your home you’ll need a more powerful vacuum cleaner than if you have tiles, laminate or timber floors. A powerful motor or a powerhead will be able to release any trapped particles from within the carpet’s fibres and remove them from the air.
Does it have attachments for furniture and upholstery?
Allergens can settle anywhere – not just on hard floors and carpets, but on furniture and upholstery as well. It’s a good idea to ensure your vacuum has a range of suitable attachments that will make short work of allergens settled in hard-to-reach areas.
Are bagged vacuums better for allergies?
Bagged vs bagless vacuums is an ongoing debate, but if you suffer from allergies you’ll likely be better off with a bagged vacuum. That’s because it’s easier to keep the micro-particles and allergens contained within the bag when you empty the vacuum. With a bagless vacuum cleaner, however, you need to open the top or bottom of the canister and empty the contents into the rubbish bin. At this point all the airborne particles that were initially trapped in the canister can become airborne once again. If you’re trying to choose between the different types of allergy friendly vacuum cleaners, a bagged model is a great choice. On the other hand, you might prefer a bagless vacuum because they’re easier to empty and eliminate the need to keep buying bags.
Best vacuum for
The best vacuum for allergies depends on whether you want a stick, upright, bagged or bagless cleaner. Here are Godfreys’ top picks for each of these categories.
The Hoover Ultra Power is our pick for the best stick vacuum for allergies. This Hoover allergy cleaner comes with a motorised powerhead that removes deeply embedded dirt and dust. It also breaks down into a handheld vacuum and can be fitted with a HEPA filter dust bin as an optional extra.
The Vorwerk Kobold VK200 is our choice for best upright vacuum for allergy sufferers. It comes with 700W motor and a filter system that removes 99% of airborne dust and allergens. This vacuum also has sensors that adjust the power levels for different surfaces, as well as an upholstery attachment and optional mop.
The Hoover Allergy is our pick for the best bagged vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. It has a powerful 1600W motor and self-propelling powerhead that removes embedded dirt and dust from carpets. This model also has a handheld turbo tool that will remove pet hair from your upholstery and furniture.
The Hoover Regal is our pick for the best bagless vacuum for allergy sufferers. This Hoover Allergy vacuum has a 1600W motor and a HEPA filter, as well as a self-propelling powerhead with height adjustment for different surfaces. It also has an 11-piece accessory kit, so you can give your furniture and upholstery a thorough clean.
For help selecting the best allergy friendly vacuum cleaners for your home, why not chat to one of our experts online or in store today?