If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma, then you don’t want a standard vacuum. Instead, you want to look for a HEPA filter vacuum that’s specifically designed to remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns in size.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are mechanical filters that force air through a fine mesh, trapping very small particles that can trigger allergies and asthma. These particles include pollens, dust mites, pet dander and tobacco smoke.
As well as a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner, many asthma suffers prefer a bagged vacuum because all the dust and debris is contained within the bag. When the bag is full and needs to be replaced, the bag stop all of this dust from becoming airborne again. Bagless vacuums, even with a HEPA filter, can easily allow these particles to re-enter the air when the open canister is emptied, which can trigger an attack.
Godfreys has a range of certified asthma and allergy friendly vacuum cleaners recognised by the Choice Blue Butterfly logo. This logo indicates an asthma vacuum cleaner that has been approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program. So, if you have asthma, we recommend that you look for a HEPA filter vacuum with the Blue Butterfly logo.
When looking for the best HEPA vacuum for allergies, you can either look for a particular brand or just search for vacuums with the Blue Butterfly logo. At Godfreys, we have a selection of bagged, bagless and upright vacuums all with a HEPA filter and the Blue Butterfly logo indicating the approval of the National Asthma Council.