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A HEPA Backpack Vacuum

Do you need a HEPA backpack vacuum? These models will cost more because they contain that advanced filter. Some people believe that everyone should be using these types of filters on everything from their HVAC systems to their vacuum cleaners. But people who aren’t bothered with allergies or who live in areas that don’t get terribly dusty might find this kind of heavy-duty filtration is really not necessary. You know if things like dust, pet dander, smoke and allergens bother you. If they do, you should probably invest in HEPA filtration wherever you need any kind of air filter, and that includes your vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaners don’t typically come standard with this type of filtration. Because it does cost more, many people don’t want the extra expense when they don’t feel they need it. And other people go to great expense to install a whole house air cleaner between their cold air return and their furnace so that all the air that passes through goes through a 5 inch filter instead of the standard 1 inch filter in most furnace systems.

If you’re going to invest in a backpack vacuum, you should at least consider getting one with a HEPA filter. The added expense shouldn’t be enough to make the idea prohibitive, but you get the peace of mind of knowing that the air going through the vacuum cleaner is being thoroughly filtered.

HEPA filters can only use that name once they’ve passed stringent testing that proves they’re capable of filtering to the HEPA level. They must be able to filter out 99.97% of particles that measure 0.3 microns and larger. That includes things like pollen, mold spores, pet dander and many bacteria and viruses. Even if you don’t have allergies you might enjoy the fact that using this type of heavy-duty filtration can reduce the dust in your home because so much less makes it all the way through your vacuum cleaner. Not only will your backpack vacuum help you get your vacuuming chores done more quickly, you’ll spend less time dusting, too.