If you have allergies or asthma, your vacuum cleaner can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. When you purchase a Miele vacuum cleaner from us, you can breathe easier knowing that you'll receive the most allergy-friendly vacuum cleaner available. As they say at Miele, anything else is a compromise.
If you have allergies, asthma, or COPD, we recommend a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. The Miele AirClean HEPA filtration system meets or exceeds US and European filtration standards and removes ultra fine particles that can aggravate respiratory conditions. Testing has shown that even vacuum cleaners with HEPA filter can take tens of thousands of particles that have settled on your floors and redistribute them back into the air you breathe. Miele is different. Independently tested and certified, their superior filtration will actually show a reading of ZERO when tested with a particle counter.
Studies have shown that vacuuming with a standard vacuum cleaner actually increases the number of allergens in the air. Instead of removing them, most vacuums take microscopic allergens that are in the carpet and on the flooring then redistribute them back into the air you breathe as you vacuum. What's more, most standard vacuums do not have the ability to capture allergens. A paper dust bag is woefully inadequate, and HEPA filters of poor quality can fool you into believing your home is cleaner than what your vacuum is actually delivering. We do recommend vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters, but more than that, vacuums with a CERTIFIED HEPA filter AND a sealed system, like Miele vacuums.
Miele vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than many standard vacuum cleaners but they are worth every penny. Miele vacuum cleaners are tested to last a minimum of 1,000 operating hours or an average of 20 years of residential use (based on 45 minutes at the highest setting once per week). Miele vacuums come with a standard five year warranty as well.
Next time you're buying a vacuum make sure to consider more than just price.