Having asthma and allergies can make the task of vacuuming a really difficult one to complete. Yet, it is really important to vacuum the house, especially if you suffer from these conditions. Allergens in the home can be very triggering, so it is vital that these are removed via vacuuming.
This is why the vacuums that are made and certified for those suffering from allergies and asthma are such life savers – quite literally. They allow you to keep vacuuming the house while also ensuring that the allergens stay trapped inside the vacuum cleaner.
Here are six of the best upright vacuum cleaners for allergy sufferers (and pet owners) that won’t break the bank.
1. Sebo X5 Automatic
This upright vacuum cleaner has hospital grade filtration, so you know you are getting something that is definitely going to keep the dust and dirt away. It can fit 1.4-gallon bags inside it, and shuts off automatically when the bag is full or a clog is detected. The automatic height adjustment makes it great for a variety of areas in the home, and its on board tools can make the cleaning process so much easier.
2. Dyson Big Ball Animal Plus
While Dyson’s are notoriously expensive compared to most, you can often find them on sale online or at warehouse stores. It has Cinetic technology that means it does not require filters to get rid of allergens. Ball technology makes steering easy and seamless as you go through the house collecting dirt. The attachments have been specially engineered for those suffering from allergies so that they can reach even the tightest places. It has a warranty that lasts five years as well as being fully allergy and asthma friendly certified.
3. Shark Navigator Lift-Away
Affordable and practical, this Shark vacuum has a HEPA filter to catch those extra tiny allergens that are often shot back out of the vacuum cleaner. These vacuums are powerful and versatile, ready to take on any kind of indoor allergen (or even the outdoor ones that have invaded your home).
In fact, this vacuum cleaner is recommended by many associations as one of the best for allergy sufferers. On top of this, it is completely bagless and comes with a warranty that lasts five years.
4. Prolux 7000 – Sealed Hepa Vacuum
This vacuum cleaner is able to work on a commercial level to alleviate the dust and allergen levels for those who suffer reactions to them. It is a powerful vacuum, offering an incredibly deep clean for your carpets with stunning results.
Much like the Sebo, it has hospital grade filters, hence its commercial ability, so you know you are going to find yourself suffering a lot less from the dust and other allergens. On top of its highly affordable price, it also has a warranty that lasts an amazing seven years.
5. Miele Dynamic U1 Jazz
This German made vacuum cleaner is considered to be one of the best for those suffering with allergies and asthma. An upgraded model, it has a HEPA filter and utilises AirClean filter bags that really help to catch all of the dirt and allergens that are floating around.
The bags are sealable when full, so you don’t need to worry about them exploding on you, and the warranty is an impressive seven years – a nice addition to the affordable price.
6. Eureka As One
This vacuum is lightweight and easy to move around the house, making it very easy to clean and hoover up anything that might cause irritations or reactions. The filter is washable and reusable, and also allergen approved for your peace of mind. It may only have one attachment, but it still does an amazing job.
Highly affordable (Under $60) and easy to use, it’s perfect for a quick vacuum ‘round the house.
We have taken a look at six fantastic vacuum cleaners in this article, but we love to hear what you think as well. So if there is a vacuum you think should be here, or one that you found to be particularly good for allergies and asthma, please let us know in the comments below.