The numbers are staggering - more than 344 million people worldwide suffered from asthma in 2014 according to a report compiled by the Global Asthma Network. That’s a worrying statistic. We recommend getting a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t just suck dirt, but also takes care of you. Move over plain old suction dustbags, we’re talking HEPA filters. HEPA, or High Efficiency Particulate Air filters have the added advantage of being able to remove tiny allergens like spores, pollen and bacteria.
Choose a vacuum cleaner that has a washable HEPA filter - not only does it keep your costs down because you can wash and reuse, it can filter out more allergens than ordinary dust bags, which make them highly suitable for allergy sufferers. If you suffer from allergies, you will probably also have to vacuum more than usual - so opt for a “quiet” vacuum cleaner that won’t wake the family while you clean. For a low-maintenance option, choose a bagless vacuum cleaner to reduce the hassle of constantly having to replace dust bags – saving you time and it’s friendlier for the environment too.