|If you or your children suffer from allergies or asthma, the type of vacuum cleaner you own can make a vast difference in your quality of
life. A quality vacuum cleaner helps control dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens by removing them from flooring, shelves, steps,
and furniture and then trapping them for disposal. The
right vacuum can remove allergens and dirt from the
physical surfaces in your home; and it can make your indoor air cleaner and more
breathable. However, all vacuums are not created equally. Some may be great at removing dirt and pet hair from carpet while spewing the most
dangerous particles, fine particles, back into the air you breathe. Probably, the most important factor to consider is the air filtration system
on the vacuum you want to purchase.
Vacuum cleaners with standard filters simply spread
allergens around in the air you breathe. They cannot
effectively filter and trap fine particles like pollen
or pet dander. If you have allergies, you need a tightly
sealed vacuum cleaner with an S-Class or 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. S-Class and HEPA
filters are nearly identical in filtration standards, so
for allergies and asthma, either will work well. Several
brands we carry, including Miele vacuums,
SEBO, Soniclean, and some Electrolux vacuums, offer sealed systems with HEPA filtration.
All of the SEBO vacuums we offer come standard with S-Class filtration. With HEPA or S-Class
filtration, you can rest assured that your vacuum cleaner will effectively trap almost all of
your household allergens.