Allergy Ratings

The Allergy Ratings at ABCVacuumWarehouse.com are based on the filtration specifications of our vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. Steam cleaners, rug shampooers, floor buffers, small appilances, and other non-vacuum non-air purifier products are not rated. Each item is grouped into the following categories.

Category
Description
1 star
No Filtration:

• Filterless hand-held and lightweight vacuums
• Filterless bagless vacuums

Examples:

Eureka Cordless Quick-Up 96DZ Hand Held Vacuum
Hoover S2200 Flair Bagless Stick Vacuum
2 stars
Standard Bag Filtration and Commercial Filtration:

• Vacuum cleaners with standard bags only.
• Filterless commercial vacuums with shakeout cloth bags
• Filterless commercial vacuums with bagless dust cups
• Shop-Vacs and other wet/dry vacuum cleaners

Examples:

Oreck XL2000 Series U2000R Commercial Upright Vacuum
Hoover C1320 Signature Commercial Lightweight Vacuum
3 stars
Allergen Filtration:

• Non-HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners
• Most non-HEPA bagless vacuums
• Vacuum cleaners with Microfiltration bags.

Examples:

Eureka 972B Maxima Canister
Panasonic MC-UG383 Upright Vacuum
4 stars
Basic Small Room Air Purifiers and HEPA Vacuums:

• HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners
• Bagless HEPA filtered vacuums
• Washable HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners
• HEPA-type or equivalent filtered vacuum cleaners
• Water filtered vacuum cleaners
• Air purifiers for rooms less than 500 square feet
• Air purifiers with HEPA filtration, odor removal, and ionizers

Example Vacuums:

Eureka 4870MZ Boss Smart Vac
Fuller Brush FBPT-2 Canister
Hoover WindTunnel U6439-900 Self-Propelled Ultra
Panasonic MC-CG973 Canister Vacuum

Example Purifiers:

Blueair 403 HEPASilent Air Purifier
Whirlpool Whispure AP510 (AP51030) Air Purifier
5 stars
Central Vacs, Premium Air Purifiers and Vacuums:

• Vacuum cleaners designed for high allergy users
• True HEPA sealed vacuums
• Bagless/Cyclonic vacuums with true HEPA filtration
• Central vacs that pull air outside the home
• Air purifiers for rooms larger than 500 square feet
• Air purifiers with anti-chemical and anti-microbial properties
• Industrial or commercial use air purifiers

Example Vacuums:

Bosch Premium BSG 81360 UC Prestige Electro Duo Canister
Dyson DC17 All Floors Bagless Upright NEW
Dyson DC28 AirMuscle Animal Bagless Upright

Example Air Purifiers:

Austin Air HealthMate HM-400 Black
Blueair 503 HEPASilent Air Purifier
IQAir HealthPro Air Cleaner
Sharp KC-C150U Plasmacluster Air Purifier/Humidifier