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#1 leonardoo

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Hi,
here must be someone who can give me the alternative tip, which vacuum cleaner really helps against animal hair. We have a short-haired dog whose coat seems to be constantly changing. So do you have andy tips for me?
Thank you!
 


#2 dgage

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:23 PM

Dyson ANIMAL...duh. :)

 

But seriously, the Dyson does do well and is fairly easy to change and doesn't clog the filters.  I had one of the original Dyson traditional upright vacuums and then bought a refurbed upright 2 years ago and I have liked them very much.  Intelligent design such as a U that  makes it easy to remove pennies or similar, almost like the P trap under a sink. I don't have any experience with their new cordless designs but they seem to get good reviews, especially by animal owners.



#3 LarrylLix

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

After many canister, central vac systems, and upright vacuums, nothing competes with a good upright using a 3/4 horsepower beater bar. Dyson roller balls are a wrist strain machine and cost too much. Hoover uprights have huge suction and without adjustable height can be a horrible hardship attempting to push them while the suction cup strength can eat the bottom dirt out of the carpets. Avoid some plastic machines as the static charge put me to my knees emptying the cup an hour after usage. Get disposable bags. The permanent cups and reusable bags clog and never work as well and when they break you toss the machine. Battery operated toys are good for quickie pick ups but they cannot deep clean carpets where the grit fall that grinds your backing into shreds. Get a long cord unit. That is important. Cheaper units will short change you. Central vacs will rip up your baseboards and nobody wants to get out the 40 pound hose and connect it, let alone wind it up again, without massive twisting. The beater bars never have enough horsepower. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:15 PM

I agree with some of what Larry said but not all. I had a Panasonic vacuum that I thought was phenomenal and it really was at least until I bought a Dyson. I put a new bag in the Panasonic, cleaned the entire rug in the living room and family rooms and this is after shampooing the carpet a couple weeks prior. After going over the carpet with many, many passes of the Panasonic, I then switched to the Dyson and did many passes over that. I was surprised by how much additional dirt and lint it pulled out of the carpet that I was immediately sold. And some might say the Panasonic wasnt that good but it really was a good vacuum but the Dyson was simply better.

My Dyson has a plastic container and after 10+ years of owning it, I never had a problem getting shocked. Now my dust collector in the workshop definitely builds up static on plastic, which is why I ensure I have a metal wire going from the suction end back to the dust collector.

Regarding the cordless vacuums, the reviews on the latest Dyson look intriguing though they seem incredibly expensive. Whether one would be good really depends on the user. We no longer have carpet in our house so a cordless vacuum might work well now but someone with lots of carpet might not be a good candidate.

And my parents have a nice whole house vacuum and they seem to like it and their hose is light and useful. Then again, they also dont have carpet in their main living area but do have some carpet upstairs but their central vacuum seems to work well for both though upstairs is rarely used.

So really it depends on an individuals needs and situation. Leonardo, tell us more about your situation and what youre looking for and maybe we can give some better ideas. Then again, since this is a home automation forum, youre just going to get individual experiences and in the case of Larry and I, some conflicting experience.

Edited by dgage, 08 February 2019 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:56 PM

Dyson ANIMAL...duh. :)
 
But seriously, the Dyson does do well and is fairly easy to change and doesn't clog the filters.

Another vote for Dyson. I have 2 long haired dogs.

But we do actually take a short haired broom to get up the heavy stuff before clogging up the rotating brush.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

I have two of the Windsor Sensor S12s - these are the commercial vacuums you see in basically every hotel, hospital, and fortune 100 company. They use bags and are HEPA certified. Every part is serviceable - you can even replace the power cord in about 10 seconds if your wife refuses to learn to properly wind a cord and ruins it. I wouldnt use anything else.

We also have a central vac in this house, but have never used it. I may see about using it for the cars and maybe add one of those baseboard dustpan things but thats about my only interest in it.

And we have 6 kids, two cats and an Irish Setter so they get a workout - we have one for each floor of the house.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:43 AM

We have 3 dogs, and a cat...we have had 2 Dyson vacuums, but they failed to pickup the hair after a year or two. We now use Shark vacuums...they also fail after a few years, but are much less expensive to replace, and last as long or longer in our experience than Dyson. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk

#8 gabriell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:37 PM

Hello 

I have a vacuum cleaner that actually does this for me. Brand: Dyson V8 Animal (you can find more information here https://devices4home...m-for-pet-hair/). The cleaner has a roller brush in the front and actually takes the hair quite well from the carpet.

In the meantime, I do not have a carpet anymore but I also use the vacuum cleaner for the sofa and the cat tree, it has some good attachments for it. Otherwise, he has all the usual essays and is not too big or heavy. I am very happy with this vacuum cleaner and would totally recommend it!



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:03 PM

I'd recommend looking at Consumer Reports and their ratings of vacuum cleaners.  Pet hair is one of the things they grade the vacuums on, and how well they do varies from model to model, even within a brand.   Their results show that just buying by brand alone isn't enough. 

 

I think it costs about $25 a year for an online subscription, but well worth the cost before you drop a couple of hundred on a vacuum cleaner.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:22 AM

Kirby is a great vacuum. Anyone else agree? I actually had a summer job as a kid selling them... I don’t deal with pet hair but I know it can handle it. It’s heavy (the salesman may suggest one for each floor / level of the house haha) and not the most convenient and somewhat expensive (but can be had for less than list price) but like they say - fast, good or cheap - pick 2... That said we have a Kirby and my wife just bought a Dyson (not sure which Animal...) and the Dyson is okay and easy to use and cordless albeit with not great battery life and they’re not hot-swappable. So we use it for small and regular cleanups. In many respects the best vacuum is the one that you find you like to use regularly. The Kirby is great but doesn’t replace a dust buster... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

Here have a paper subscription to Consumer Reports (40 years now). 

I have asked Consumer Reports to include the digital subscription with the paid paper subscription for years now and they still won't do it.

Looking at this years 2019 buying guide and will post the Upright bagless Vacumn cleaner section.
 
A quickie view of uprights :
 
Highest rating is the Dyson Ball multifloor 2 and animal 2 but the score is only 71 which is really low.
 
Here have a Hoover Wind Tunnel upright which only scores 59.  It is all plastic these days and only the screws and motor are metal.
 
Did buy a Kirby in the 1970s and it still worked fine when I got rid of it in the last couple of years.  Very well built vacumn. 

Personally here rather have wood / tile floors and area rugs than carpeting. Current house and last two homes were mostly all wood and tile on the main floor except for the TV room and wall to wall carpeting in the bedrooms. Easier to clean. Like the old fashioned way of wood floors installation. IE: unfinished, sealed and sanded then stained. More work and takes longer but looks much nicer than new way.


Tried a central vac in one home and rarely used it in the house as the long hose was a PITA. The vacumn was in the garage and used it more for the automobiles than the house.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

Scanned the Consumer Reports Upright bagless section from yearly report 2019.

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:32 PM

I am a fan of the central vac, with hardwood floors. The VacuSweep (NOT Vacpan) does a great job for sweeping. If installed correctly, the VacuSweep is easily replaced when it fails after 6 years. It pulls straight out, and the new one pops right in. Daughter stepped on the old one accidentally and broke it.




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