How can a vacuum ease your allergy symptoms?
A vacuum can change your life by reducing, and even wholly removing your allergy symptoms. Your allergies may be occurring due to built-up pollen, or triggered by dust when emptying your bagless vacuum. Vacuums that use the HEPA filter are by far the best at filtering out all of the allergens, as they claim to capture particles as small as 0.3 microns. Allergy sufferers claim to notice a difference in the air and being able to breathe much easier, when regularly using vacuum cleaners.
Features to consider while choosing a vacuum for allergies
Something you will need to think about when choosing a vacuum for your allergies, is the type, filtration system, power features, cord length, and its mobility. In this section, you’ll know everything you need about each and every feature of a perfect vacuum for allergies.
The type of a vacuum is essential, but it’s not everything. We recommend you be very careful when evaluating the type, and to be open to different variables, because while the Shark Navigator NV352 and the Bissell Cleanview 1831 Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner are both “upright” vacuums, the Shark Navigator can be detached from the vacuum head, to turn into a very comfortable hand-held unit. They look very similar, but offer very different functions.
Often, canister and upright vacuums offer the most power and capacity.
If you are suffering from allergies, you need to be open to the possibility that you may need to pick up a larger vacuum, for the added benefits it may bring, as opposed to a smaller, lower powered model.
When choosing a vacuum for your allergies, you’re going to want to look for power, because a lot of dust isn’t visible to the human eye, you need a product that you can trust, and feel results from. A balance between the right amount of power and a good filtration system is a must-have if you’re looking to alleviate your allergy symptoms. Good examples of this are the Shark Navigator, and Miele Classic C1.
Power cord length
Many people have varying opinions on cord length. For some, the Shark Navigator’s 25 feet is not satisfying, for some, the Miele C1‘s 17 feet is more than enough. Then, some complain about the Shark Rocket’s 30 feet being too much.
Ultimately, the best judge of the right cord length is you, and you should reference your home, and possibly do some measurements, and check your old vacuums cord length before coming to a decision, as this could potentially affect your experience every time you vacuum.
Dust cup capacity
The dust cup capacity shouldn’t be a big factor as long as it’s not too small, the largest capacity vacuums on the list are the Shark Navigator NV352, and the Miele Classic C1 Canister Vacuum Cleaner. Make sure to pay attention to this detail before coming to a concise decision.
All of the products listed are reported to be light, and easy-to-use. The lightest model on the list is the Shark Rocket. However, you should consider that when being in a hand-held mode, this vacuum may not be the easiest to maintain: not everyone is able to hold up seven pounds and move around with the vacuum in one hand for minutes at a time. Keep this in mind in case you were considering the convenient, hand-held vacuum.
Warranty is a critical factor, especially if you are responsible with your electronics. If you want to play it safe and get a quality product, getting something with a more extended warranty is definitely suggested in case something goes wrong, to be able to get a replacement unit.
Some of the products we listed above include bonus attachments, which serve multiple different purposes. Both of the Shark vacuums, and the Miele one, include various attachments. It’s important to review which accessories are best for you and consider their quality. There’s no use in buying a vacuum if it comes with things you won’t be using!