Allergy Ratings

For the home or office, air purifiers can make a big difference in the quality of the air we breathe, especially to allergy sufferers or people with asthma. However, the endless number of features available as well as the techincal terms make purchasing an air purifier confusing for the first time buyer. At ABC Vacuum Warehouse, we wish to help you select the air purifier that's right for you. Here are some good things you should consider when looking for an air purifier.

Rating Description
 
 1

No Filtration:

An ABC Vacuum Allergy Rating of “1” represents filter-less hand-held and lightweight vacuums and filter-less bagless vacuums. 

   
2

Standard Bag Filtration and Commercial Filtration:

An ABC Vacuum Allergy Rating of “2” represents Vacuum cleaners with standard bags only, filter-less commercial vacuums with shakeout cloth bags, filter-less commercial vacuums with bagless dust cups, and Shop-Vacs and other wet/dry vacuum cleaners.

   
3

Allergen Filtration:

An ABC Vacuum Allergy Rating of “3” represents Non-HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners, most Non-HEPA bagless vacuums, and vacuum cleaners with Microfiltration bags.

   
4

Basic Small Room Air Purifiers and HEPA Vacuums:

An ABC Vacuum Allergy Rating of “4” represents HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners, Bagless HEPA filtered vacuums, washable HEPA filtered vacuums, HEPA-type or equivalent filtered vacuums, water filtered vacuums, air purifiers for rooms less than 500 sq. ft., and air purifiers with HEPA filtration, odor removal, and ionizers.

   
5

Central Vacs, Premium Air Purifiers and Vacuums:

An ABC Vacuum Allergy Rating of “5” represents 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 sq. ft, air purifiers with anti-chemical and anti-microbial properties, and industrial or commercial use air purifiers.