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7 HEPA Filter Vacuums

We reviewed the best options to help reduce allergens and toxic chemicals in your house

Updated for 2019!

If your old vacuum is on the fritz or you’re looking to make a new investment, we rounded up 9 HEPA filter vacuums in a variety of styles that are highly reviewed. What is a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air ) Filter? HEPA filters, as defined by the United States Department of Energy must remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers (µm) in diameter. Basically a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter basically catches and removes dust and small particles, instead of blowing them back out into the room. It’s much better for children and people living with allergies or asthma. But it’s also good if you want to remove toxic chemicals like flame retardants from your home, since the filter will trap these small particles.

To make it easier for you, we looked at stick, handheld, upright, and canister vacuums with HEPA filters and found the ones with the best reviews. So whether you live in a small apartment with hardwood floors or a big house with carpet, have lots of furry pets or have some messy kids, we have an option that will work for you.

7 HEPA Filter Vacuums

a) Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional b) Kenmore Pet Friendly Upright Vacuum c) Hoover Wind Tunnel d) Dyson V10 Cordless Stick Vacuum e) Miele C2 Electro + Powerline Canister Vacuum f) Ovente Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum g) Novete Handheld Vacuum

a) Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional– This is the #1 reviewed HEPA vacuum (or vacuum of any kind really) on a bunch of online stores and comes with all the attachments you could need to get dust out of every nook and cranny. People love how the canister lifts away for easier stair and portable cleaning.

b) Kenmore Pet Friendly Upright Vacuum– If you have cats or dogs this is the vacuum you need to be hair and dander free. Bonus, it’s also certified to be allergy and asthma friendly.

c) Hoover Wind Tunnel– This is an extremely affordable upright vacuum with a HEPA filter with thousands of good reviews. There’s a HEPA vacuum for every budget.

d) Dyson V10 Cordless Stick Vacuum– This is our luxe pick for an amazing cordless stick vacuum with a HEPA filter. Vacuuming after meal times with a messy toddler just got a lot easier! A stick vacuum is perfect for small messes or if you’re short on storage space. Also, this vacuum has great attachments to clean all the hard to reach places in your house. Bonus, all Dyson vacuums are certified to be allergy and asthma friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

e) Miele C2 Electro + Powerline Canister Vacuum– Miele vacuums are the crème de la crème of vacuums. This is the upgrade pick from product review site Wirecutter. We love the suction control settings on this vacuum, which makes it easier to vacuum dusty drapes and small area rugs.

f) Ovente Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum– This is our budget pick for a HEPA filter canister vacuum that will easily get the job done. High performance in an affordable compact package.

g) Novete Handheld Vacuum– This is an affordable handheld vacuum that has a HEPA filter. Super convenient for small messes and vacuuming messes in the car.

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