Isn’t vacuuming probably the worst chore there ever is? I think so… It’s loud, it’s dirty, hard to do, and takes up a lot of my time (not to mention leaving me sweaty).
The one good thing about vacuums though is they seem to work for decades if you buy a good one. In fact, the one my family has been using had lasted for nearly 18 years! However, just recently it started to pick up less dirt and instead of sucking it up, it would just spread the dirt all around my house. We decided it was time to get a new one. So I started looking online for information about vacuums.
During my research, I also found something truly shocking…
Recent studies have been conducted about the harmful dust and allergens lurking in the corners of people’s homes. With new technology, these studies have been able to discover that there are 1,000 times more harmful dust mites than previously known 15 years ago.
These dust mites are responsible for causing allergies among children and it is hypothesized that early and constant exposure can lead to chronic allergies for children. To combat these newfound dust mites, vacuum manufacturers are now starting to incorporate a new type of filter into their vacuums that is advertised as capturing 99.8% of these dust mites. The new filter is called the HEPA filter.
Finding a HEPA Equipped Vacuum
Now that it has been 18 years, we wanted to see what 2014 had to offer vacuum wise. We couldn’t believe how far they have come! We heard from friends to check out Miele, a premier German brand. Wow they are more expensive than the ones I can find at Walmart, but they said it was worth the investment 10 fold. I trusted my friends, so we looked up Miele canister vacuum reviews online and discovered the model named “Marin” would be perfect for us.
First, Miele is a brand from Germany who creates top tier vacuums with some of the best designs, efficiency, and warranty programs over all other vacuum manufacturers. However, there are many other great vacuum brands that make canister vacuums, such as Dyson and Bissell. If you want to look at a great overview of the best canister vacuum reviews then check out Consumer Vacuums, a site we couldn’t have found our new vacuum without.
When I finally got the Marin to test in my home, it was even better than I had imagined it would be. With the Miele, cleaning and vacuuming is now easier, cleaner, quitter, and even more energy efficient.
Most importantly, our new vacuum also helps improve the quality of the air in the house thanks to the HEPA filter, making the air healthier to breath for my children and I. After using it a few times now, all of us can actually feel the difference in air quality in my house now. Not only do my carpets look and feel cleaner, but we can tell the air seems much more fresh than before.
Hey, it might be a placebo effect, but we know the technology is working and that’s what’s most important. Additionally, I have noticed my kids sneezing a lot less so I know it’s working.
If you’re worried about your children’s allergies and are concerned about the air quality in your house, check out a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. It might just change the way you feel in your home.