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Does the vacuum cleaner need a HEPA filter?

A HEPA filter can capture fine dust particles for use in a vacuum cleaner. It means no dust or allergens will enter the air after vacuuming, which is great for people with allergies or pets. But it can only capture dust particles of 0.3 microns or larger, and particles smaller than 0.3 microns will still enter the air. So do you need a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter?

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Most vacuums with HEPA filters can remove 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles. For example: Dyson and Shark. Non-HEPA filters can remove 60% -95% of dust particles, which is still a big difference. HEPA filters are more expensive than non-HEPA filters, but they must operate under certain standards to obtain the effect of HEPA.

Benefits of using a HEPA filter:

Air quality can be improved slightly.

Prevent asthma or allergies. Using a HEPA filter can remove some fine dust particles and properly improve indoor air quality.

Reduce allergens. Because it traps 99.97% of dust particles, a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will reduce the amount of allergens and dust you inhale.

The latest models of HEPA filters are washable and reusable. Most manufacturers recommend not rubbing or scrubbing hard, just rinsing off with water. It is best to change the filter every 3-6 months, depending on how often you use it. Because frequent cleaning can damage the HEPA filter.

Some vacuum cleaner models are washable filters, while others are disposable filters that need to be replaced. The cost of replacing the filter may also vary.

Are HEPA filters worth it?

It's worth it if you own a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. It can improve some indoor air quality and provide a comfortable environment. If you have pets, hair loss and dander can trigger allergic reactions, a HEPA filter will slightly relieve it. And the price is more reasonable, you can try to have a feel.


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