Vacuum cleaner suggestion needed

I have Kenmore Whispertone (with Hepa Filtration) canister vacuum cleaner. Bought it for my sister in August 2001 (so 5 1/2 years ago) but she NEVER used it and I used it whenever I visted her form out of town. (She went and got an upright one). I took it 2 1/2 years ago when I moved here. I bought this canister one as I had a similar one and the reason being lighter than the upright ones. (I do hear slef-propellant ones but I am not beliwver ..yet.) But I want something lighter than this one with the same capabilty. I think it is 12 amp if nor more.
The most important thing for me is to keep the place clean as I am sensitive due to reasons other than allergies. My place doesn't get dirty but I need to as clean as possible environment.
I thought about Oreck but for the price, it doesn't seems to be that great according to what I read in this ng. I seriously need something lighter as I vacuum weekly and it is so laborious for me to do that with what I currently have though I love the performance of theis Kenmore Whispertone (with Hepa Filtration) canister vacuum cleaner.
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amanda wrote:

Have you looked into a Roomba? They work well for automated general vacuuming. It won't replace your hand on the stick, but it will cut way back on the time you spend doing it. The unit is quieter than a regular vacuum and does pick up quite a bit of stuff. You could have it set to clean continuously if that's your thing.
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RicodJour wrote: [..]

It's not my thing. It's just required. When my immune system was weaker (was ill) - I was in Houston - if I vacuum once a week and do dusting, it's sufficient. Now in a different state with drier climate, I am doing better. I have been using a sharper image ionic breeze quadra for almost 4-5 year and if I don't have it on, in couple of days, I would wake up with sinus drainage and also my head feeling not alert, sleepy.
This roomba seems like it has to be constantly used. That would require thinking about using it all the time. Not efficient use of time, I would say but it might be useeful to keep it handy.

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amanda wrote:

If its like that then perhaps you can ditch the carpet? Unless you have a love for carpet.
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dnoyeB wrote:

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I would love to rent a place with hard wood floor. But those are not availabe at least not in the state I was living at. Currenlty I am living at a house )temporarily) wiht tile floor downstairs. So cold that I got rugs (big and small) everywhere. I eventually figured out to vaccumusing smaller attachment (for stairs).
May be I'll buy a condo one day and put the hard wood floor. I will still need to vaccum though as it is not the rug that the main problem as long as it's not too cheap quality and is maintained well. It's just that it needs to be vaccumed and maintained well by the management places which even expensive places don't. Hence, sharper image products come handy.

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amanda wrote:

Hi, Have ever thought about your health issue from a different angle? Looks like you're so far dealing with symptom. How about cause? Ever crossed your mind why you feel that way? Usually your diet is improper and from it, your body is very much congested making your body's basic function sluggish. If you like to read, for a starter, here is a good book. The "Maker's diet" by Jordan Rubin. I can bet you need some serious whole body cleansing to begin with expert's guidance. Remember, you are what you eat. Health is your choice.
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those ionic breeze filters are a joke according to Consumer Reports.

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Art wrote:

I know but it makes a differnce to me. It produces a bit of ozone. I j=use the low seeting only. The later model with UV light is even better. I have tested it. Might go buy one.

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If you have forced air heating using a 3M filtrete filter will help with the dust a lot more than the Sharper image filter.

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Consumer Reports just rated vacuum cleaners. Check it out at the library. If getting an upright I would go self propelled. I've had one for years with no problems.

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Is vacuuming once a day too much?
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It all depends on your tolerance level.
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amanda wrote:

Hi, You can have built in vacuum for far more suction/cleaning power. No noise as well wince motor/turbine is located outside. And how about instally electronics air cleaner on your heating/cooling system? Do you replace HEPA filter regularly for top efficiency as well?
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amanda wrote:

FWIW, I bought a Hoover "Commercial Lightweight" for 10 bucks at the bankruptcy sale of a retailer, and with a Hoover "Allergen" bag, it's amazingly effective. It's not particularly sexy or high tech, but it works. I suggest you consider passing over the fancy vacuums aimed at the consumer market and seek such a no-nonsense commercial product.
If you're serious about allergen control with carpet, though, I think you also have to consider one of the "steam" (hot water in most instances, actually) shampooers. They're not light, but they make a difference (IMHO).
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