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Breathe Easy: 5 Best Vacuums For Allergy Sufferers

June 17, 2022 - 3 min read 

Are itchy eyes and drippy noses getting you down? No one should have to suffer allergies in their own home. Whether it’s dust, pollen or pet dander setting you off, having the right vacuum cleaner to blitz those pesky allergens can be a game changer!

From traditional barrel vacs and upright models, to the latest stick designs (and ones specifically built for pets!), we’ve sourced the best vacuums to nix those nasties from floors, couches, rugs and curtains. Say goodbye to sneezing spells and hello to a healthier, happier home life!

woman vacuuming her carpet while her cat watches

How To Choose The Right Vacuum

“Vacuums come in all shapes and styles these days, so you’ll need to consider the size and layout of your home – plus how messy your household is – in order to narrow down which design, battery life, bag, bin or motor is best for you,” says Nick Trajkovski, The Good Guys Buyer – Floorcare.

“One practical solution for allergy sufferers is a vacuum with a removable handheld appliance. They’re great for dealing with couches, windowsills and those other spots where allergens get caught, and it’s like buying two vacuums in one. Also look for a model with a HEPA filter.”

“One practical solution for allergy sufferers is a vacuum with a removable handheld appliance. They’re great for dealing with couches, windowsills and other spots where allergens get caught, and it’s like buying two vacuums in one.” Nick Trajkovski, The Good Guys Buyer – Floorcare

Why Allergy Sufferers Need A HEPA Filter

HEPA filters (High Efficiency Particulate Air filters) can be found in all different types of vacuum cleaner. But what exactly are they – and why are they the allergy sufferer’s best friend?

“HEPA filters trap tiny particles and irritants that aren’t visible to the eye by forcing air through a fine mesh, so they’re ideal for those who suffer from allergies, asthma or dust sensitivity,” says Anthony Flynn, Senior Research and Evaluation Manager, Asthma Australia. “Vacuums without high-quality air filters can blow these small allergen particles back into the air, to be breathed in, but HEPA filters are considered the best, because they trap up to 99 per cent of them.”

Here are our top 5 vacuum cleaners for allergy sufferers:

woman vacuuming her carpet while her dog sits on the couch and watches

Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Vacuum

Perfect for pet owners whose fur babies drop a lot of hair, the V11 has powerful suction and state-of-the-art filtration to vanquish 99.97% of particles (up to 0.3 microns small!). It will automatically adjust suction to suit any flooring, and the nylon bristles drive deep into the carpet.

Other Hot Features: It transforms into a handheld vacuum for use on couches and tricky angled surfaces, and has a hardworking 60-minute battery.

Shop The Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Vacuum

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LG A9 Kompressor Aqua Handstick Vacuum

Vacuum and mop with this sturdy stick model that comes with a Power Drive Mop™ to wash your floors. There’s a HEPA filter to remove those bothersome allergens hidden around your home, which is washable so it’s easy to maintain and hygienic.

Other Hot Features: With two 60-minute batteries, you’ll never run out of juice halfway up the hall again.

Shop The LG A9 Kompressor Aqua Handstick Vacuum

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Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Bagless Vacuum

Remove those stubborn pet hairs from your carpets without getting the brush head stuck, thanks to this low-maintenance model’s four turbo rollers and quick-release air valve. And no tussling with bags full of debris! The bin empties at the touch of a button.

Other Hot Features: No more changing air filters either. The Blizzard HEPA AirClean lifetime filter self-cleans for peace of mind.

Shop The Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat & Dog Bagless Vacuum

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Samsung Jet 70 Complete Vacuum

This appliance goes to war on allergens with anti-static silver brush fibres that pick up dust even inside crevices, and a powerful Digital Inverter Motor that loosens and captures dust and hair, even when embedded in carpet.

Other Hot Features: An ergonomic design that puts the controls and settings by the handle for easy operation.

Shop The Samsung Jet 70 Complete Vacuum

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Bosch GL-30 ProPower Bagged Vacuum

Compact and portable, the wallet-friendly Bosch GL-30 comes with that all-important HEPA filter to keep those fine particles, pollutants and pollen at bay, as well as a crevice tool for getting stuck into those hard-to-reach places where dust likes to party!

Other Hot Features: A large 4-litre dust bag to stretch out those empties and an electronic indicator for plenty of notice when it’s getting close to full.

Shop The Bosch GL-30 ProPower Bagged Vacuum

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Ready to upgrade your vacuum cleaner and show those allergens the door? Shop our huge range of vacuum cleaners at The Good Guys in store and online.

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