Let Us Help You Find the Best Vacuums for Allergies After 2015
Asthma and allergies can make life miserable – especially if your symptoms are at their worst when you’re at home. It’s nearly impossible to keep your home completely allergen-free all the time, but the right vacuum can minimize your symptoms and keep most irritants at bay.
Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Our favorite for 2020
Hoover Commercial C1660-900 Hush Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Headlight
A very close runner-up
Prolux 7000 Upright
Powerful deep cleaning high end vacuum
How do you find a good vacuum for allergy and asthma sufferers? Here’s what to look for when comparing models.
- Filtration: The vacuum’s filtration system is one of the most important things to consider. Does the vacuum have a HEPA filter? Does it have a multi-layer filtration system on top of the HEPA filter? Filters trap more household allergens, so your home stays fresh and clean.
- Suction Power: Another thing to consider is the vacuum’s suction power. The better the suction, the cleaner your home will be. Look for models with high-powered motors. Dyson also uses Cyclone Root technology that prevents suction loss – another important thing for allergy sufferers to think about.
- Buyer Feedback: Take a look at what users are saying about the vacuum. If you have allergies or asthma, you don’t want to take a chance on buying a subpar vacuum. Look for models that are well-rated, and pay attention to the complaints – sometimes they’re minor and completely irrelevant to you.
For all you allergy and asthma sufferers out there, we’ve hand-picked five of the best vacuums on the market that are ideal for removing allergens and irritants. These models are affordably priced and designed to remove dirt and dust, which can aggravate symptoms.
The Best Vacuum Cleaners for Allergy Sufferers Reviews
Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum – The Ball Multi-floor is one of the most advanced models in the Dyson line-up, and its unmatched suction power makes it a great choice for homes with allergy sufferers.
The superior suction power has to do with the Radial Root Cycle Technology. You’ll find this technology on most of Dyson’s vacuums, but the one in this model (and other new Ball models) is more advanced. This means it captures even more microscopic dust and dirt without losing suction along the way.
The self-adjusting cleaner head automatically adjusts to the type of flooring you’re cleaning for seamless transitioning from one room to the next.
Allergy sufferers will love that this model has whole-machine HEPA filtration and is certified allergy and asthma friendly.
Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum – If you can stretch your budget and truly want an allergy-friendly vacuum, the Ball Allergy from Dyson is hard to beat. Like the previous model, the suction power is unmatched with the Ball Allergy.
It also has the advanced Radial Root Cyclone Technology that picks up more microscopic dirt and dust to leave your home fresh and clean.
Designed to remove household allergens, the Dyson has a whole-machine HEPA filtration system and extra tools to remove fine dust and allergens that can aggravate symptoms. These tools include a carbon fiber dusting brush, mattress tool and reach-under tool to remove dirt and dust from virtually every crevice of your home.
The Ball Allergy is truly the best vacuum for dust.
Hoover Commercial C1660-900 Hush – Hoover’s Hush vacuum is commercial-grade, which means it’s built with superior performance in mind. Its 12-amp motor easily picks up debris and dirt – even small items like paperclips and staples.
This twin-chamber bagless vacuum comes equipped with a HEPA filer that removes 99.7% of household allergens. It also keeps dirt trapped in its sealed chamber, so these irritants never make their way back into the air.
A special “power surge” switch gives you more power to pick up deep down dirt, while the “hush” mode allows for quieter operation.
The Hush also comes with a slew of accessories, including a dusting brush, extension wand, upholstery nozzle and a crevice tool, so you can remove dirt and dust from hard-to-reach areas.
Dyson DC25 Animal – If you have pets in your home, the DC25 Animal is a must-have vacuum – especially if you have asthma or allergies. This model has a HEPA filter, and is certified asthma friendly. The hygienic dust bin also helps prevent allergens from making their way back into the air.
The on-board tools make it easy to clean hard-to-reach areas, while the motorized brush bar picks up more pet hair than most other vacuums.
Dyson’s Root Cyclone technology ensures that your vacuum never loses suction, which is extremely important if you want to keep your home free of allergens and other contaminants.
New Prolux 7000 – The Prolux 7000 may look like a vintage vacuum, but under the hood, it’s as modern as it gets.
For allergy or asthma sufferers, this is one of the best vacuums out there. Why? Because it comes equipped with a hospital-grade HEPA filter that’s sealed to keep your home fresh and clean.
Now, the Prolux 7000 isn’t a bagless model, but there’s an advantage to that: you never have to worry about dust or allergens flying back up into the air when you empty the canister.
The 3-stage filtration system works even harder to remove contaminants, and a number of accessories are included to help you clean your house from top to bottom. These accessories include an extension wand, upholstery tool, dust brush, crevice tool, mini brushroll (great for pet hair) and an on-board hose.
If you have serious allergies or asthma, the Prolux 7000 is a smart choice because of its sealed HEPA system.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Asthma Sufferers
Having trouble narrowing your choices down to one vacuum? Buying a vacuum is never easy – even when someone gives you five great choices to choose from. Here are some points to consider when weighing your options:
- Tools: We talked about filters earlier, and tools are just as important. Dust, dirt and other irritants can hide in places that are hard to reach with a regular vacuum. Make sure that the model you choose comes with a crevice tool, turbo brush, and duster at the very least. Ideally, the model would also have a tool that dusts underneath furniture and a mattress tool to remove irritants from your bed.
- Canister Design: Consider the canister’s (or bag’s) design as well. We recommend choosing a model that has some sort of sealing technology to keep irritants and allergens inside of the vacuum. Allergens can sometimes make it back into the air with a conventional canister, which defeats the purpose of vacuuming in the first place.
- Multi-Surface Model: If you have carpeting and hard surfaces in your home, consider buying a vacuum that can handle both. Dyson vacuums have self-adjusting heads that let you seamlessly move from one surface to the next. At the very least, the vacuum should have a button or dial that lets you adjust the head’s height.
- Cost: Finally, think about the cost of the vacuum. Set a budget, and use that as your guide. It’s often better to invest in a higher quality vacuum, so don’t automatically choose the cheapest model in your price range.