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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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