best Vacuum Cleaners For Allergies and Asthma Sufferers

Choosing the best vacuum cleaner for your allergies and asthma symptoms doesn't have to be difficult. You just have to know what you need and what you want. 

With the thousands of available vacuum cleaners, it can be confusing. But if you stick the basics, you can find the best vacuum cleaner for you.

HEPA vacuum cleaners, also known as High Efficiency Particulate Air vacuums, are efficient tools that clean air that goes through a filtration system. With their unique filtration system, they can clean your carpet a lot better than a typical vacuum.

Traditional cleaning devices would suck in large particles, while expelling the smaller particles of bacteria in newer areas. If anything, the older cleaning models, would make the spread of bacteria and allergens worse. HEPA filtration systems will suck in and isolate allergen and bacteria particles.

Since World War Two, these filters have been used in specific applications where bio-pollutants and airborne microscopic particles could cause health issues in humans. These filters are so efficient because of the ultra-fine glass-fiber standard that isolates particles as they pass through filtration.

What sets HEPA vacuum cleaners apart from traditional models is in its three methods of filtration; interception, impaction, and diffusion.

Interception is the process of removing trapping particles in the fibers. Impaction is the process of capture the bigger particles that made it by the first process. Diffusion is the most complex process; it works concurrently with the first two processes to improve their effectiveness in trapping particles.

Unlike traditional air purification technologies and other electronic filters, these devices do not degrade in efficiency after prolonged use. Contrary to popular opinion, HEPA filters get more effective as it gets dirtier. These air purification systems are becoming a popular choice in the homes of individuals with asthma and allergies.

Features To Look For In A HEPA Vacuum

When it comes to asthma, a regular vacuum cleaner just will not do!

Vacuum cleaners with a standard filter simply spread dust and dirt into the air. They cannot trap fine particles like pollen or pet dander. If you have allergies or asthma, you need a tightly sealed vacuum cleaner that prevents allergens from invading your lungs. These are the features that you should look for:

  • Has a quality Hepa filter – The best way to remove allergens from your home is to have a vacuum with a HEPA filter that meets the rigorous U.S. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) standards of removing 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. While most vacuum can put dust back into the air, only a Hepa filter traps the dust and keeps it from your lungs.
  • Easy to use – While the best action for an asthmatic is to have a family member changes the bags, sometimes it is necessary to change it yourself. In this case, bagged vacuum cleaners are easier for an asthmatic to empty. On the other hand, bag-less vacuums do not loose suction.
  • Powerful – No two vacuums are created equal. For a better performance, a vacuum cleaner with a high CFM (cube feet per minute) tells how well a vacuum can clean.
  • Flexible – Many tiny allergens like to hide in cracks and corners. It is helpful to have attachments that can clean all surfaces. Whether it is upholstery or stairs, you should have attachments that can thoroughly clean carpets and smooth surfaces.
  • Has a money back guarantee – Any quality vacuum cleaner that you purchase should come with a money back guarantee. Most reputable manufacturers provide at a one year warrantee. This will ensure the quality of the products.

You should also investigate online reviews. You can see how other customers felt about the product.

These are our favorite picks of vacuums that can remove allergens from your home ... but don't just take our word for it. Choose any product and read product features and customer reviews to find the best one to keep you symptom-free.

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Asthma is not a condition that can be cured … but it can be managed at home. On a daily basis asthma products can help you to control breathing problems. This is a list of guides to help …

Many people with asthma find fewer complications when they find a management plan that really works. Read The SAFE Asthma Treatment Guide and discover the four steps to controlling asthma.  

With a little help from your doctor and the right plan of action, you can control your wheezing so that you can breathe easier.

And remember … any asthma treatment prescribed by a physician should always be taken as ordered, even if there are no symptoms. Your doctor is the gatekeeper to keeping you healthy.

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