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Advice on vacuums if you have allergies

When you're suffering from allergies, it's important to keep your house clear of dust and allergens. The right type of vacuum helps you do this. There are different things you need to keep in mind; such as the filter, re-emission of dust, and the suction brush. In this article, I'll tell you exactly what you need to keep in mind when purchasing a vacuum.

HEPA filter or anti-allergy filter

HEPA filter allergies

A HEPA filter or anti-allergy filter is an exhaust filter that keeps the re-emission of your vacuum clean. The filter blocks all of the dust particles, pollen, and other allergens, so they aren't expelled back into the room. When you're suffering from allergies, it's advisable to use a vacuum with a special anti-allergy filter or a HEPA 13, HEPA 14, or HEPA 15 filter. These filters block 99.95% and 99.995% of all dust particles, respectively. This filter needs to be replaced every 6 months for the best result.

Pet hairs

Pet hair allergy vacuums

It's not just dust that causes problems when you're suffering from allergies. A loyal canine can be loads of fun, but it can also be a cause of lots of stray hairs. Not every vacuum is suitable for these stiff pet hairs. If you'd like more information on what you need to pay attention to when keeping pets when purchasing a vacuum, make sure to read the advice article.

With bag vs. without a bag

Vacuum with or without bag

If you're really allergic to dust, I recommend choosing a vacuum with bag. Replacing the dust bag is a lot more hygienic than emptying a dust container. In addition, a lot of dust is released when emptying the dust container, which isn't convenient if you're sensitive to it.


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