Review Hoover WindTunnel 3 Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum – by Eliza
~ High Performance, Corded, Model UH72630PC
It’s Spring Cleaning time in my home! I find this is the time of year I really rely on my vacuum. I like to give my home a thorough cleaning and vacuuming is on the agenda for today.
If you have been following my last few articles I’m on a roll with my Spring cleaning.
- I’m motivated
- I have my ‘Foolproof plan’
- Following my checklist
- Music’s playing
- Windows are open
- Essential Oils are diffusing
- Items are tossed, sorted, boxed
- Dusted and cleaned ‘top to bottom’
Now I’m ready to vacuum! If you are wondering which vacuum I use it’s the Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum. Read on to see my review.
First let’s look at vacuuming. Do you like to vacuum?
Whether you like to vacuum or not, I think vacuuming is an essential part of your Spring cleaning. When you have the right vacuum cleaner, you can make your Spring cleaning a much more tolerable task. As a matter of fact it can make the difference from it feeling a ‘burden’ / ‘chore’ vs an easy peasy ‘breeze’.
Hoover is a well respected name when one researches vacuums. Many of my friends and family own a Hoover WindTunnel 3 vacuum. It is definitely one of the most compared vacuums in its price range online.
Before we take a look at my review let’s look at some of the options or features you may want to consider when you are purchasing a vacuum.
Bag or Bagless
There are many vacuums to choose from on the market. You will see some that have bags and others that are bagless. The bagless vacuums often have a dirt cup that collects dust and dirt that can be emptied straight into your trash can.
Bag models collect the dirt in bags, which need to be replaced when they are full. Requiring the extra cost of purchasing replacement bags.
Bagless models will definitely save you money, they’re more environmentally friendly, and as you know from reading my blog I’m all about being Green.
Using Natural products not only protect the environment but help reduce the chemicals and irritants that can cause allergies or contribute to illnesses. I believe in doing as many things as I can to keep everyone healthy and well.
Each manufacturer has different types of filters for their vacuums. For the most part there are usually Primary and Secondary filters. Primary filters are the first filter your dust comes in contact with and usually collects the majority of the dust. Secondary filters keeps the dust, pollen, allergens from getting to your motor and its components.
Types of Filters
Cartridge, Cloth, Foam and Disc Filters can all be used as primary or secondary filters. You will find many types of materials in these filters depending on the manufacturer, the environment it is to be used in, and the kind of work that is being done in the area. You may also want to choose a filter according to any health concerns you may have.
Materials in Filters
- HEPA – High-efficiency particulate air – HEPA filters are designed to remove 99.97% of particles 0.3 micrometers or larger, which means they’re ideal for allergy sufferers.
- Microfresh – is more of an additive than a filter. A non-hazardous chemical is often added to bags to clean the air and prevent the accumulation of fungi and bacteria.
- Allergen – is often a label given to mean that the filter is designed to trap the smallest particles which make them a better choice than standard filters.
- Washable – some filters are designed to be able to wash, dry and so they can be reused… saving you money of disposables
- Scented – some filters come in a variety of scents.
- ULPA Filter- Ultra Low Penetration Air – is considered a high performance filter often used in pharmaceutical labs requiring a high standard of clean air.
Upright or Canister
Upright vacuum cleaners have the motor and the suction head both in the same unit. You then push the whole vacuum. The accessories are usually attached on board.
On the other hand canister vacuums have a nozzle at the end of a wand that attaches to a hose. The canister holds the engine, filter and dust bags. It is pulled behind the user on wheels.
When purchasing a vacuum it is also important to look at the size. Vacuums come in different sizes and weights. You will want to look for one that is not too heavy for you.
It should be easy to move from room to room and be able to handle the stairs in your home. You will also want to be sure it will fit in your broom closet.
A Few Other Things To Consider:
- Check the length of the power cord and make sure it is long enough. I find it annoying to have to plug and unplug my cord as I go from room to room.
- If you have both carpet and non-carpeted floors you will want to look for a vacuum with adjustable brushes.
- The width of the cleaning path is also worth taking a look at. The wider the path the more the vacuum head picks up and more quickly it can clean your room saving you time when cleaning… however the wider the head the harder it it to reach into those tight spaces!
NOW LET’S LOOK AT My Review of The Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum (UH72630PC)
A Bit of History:
In 1907, Murray Spangler invented a suction type sweeper to help him breathe while he did his work as a Janitor. Murray had asthma and needed something to help him breath while he worked. W.H. Hoover bought the patent from Spangler and from there the Hoover vacuum evolved into the brand we know today.
The Hoover WindTunnel 3 feels like a solid sturdy vacuum cleaner. I find its weight to be similar to other vacuums I’ve owned.
I find the Hoover…very easy to use. It has accessible ON and OFF controls, a height adjustment dial and a foot button that reclines the handle all with minimal effort.
I can easily move it from room to room and its 40 foot long cord not only allows me to maneuver the stairs, but lets me vacuum my living room without unplugging! The cord can also reach across our two smaller bedrooms without having to be unplugged. This feature is a must in my books. I like to be able to power through when I vacuum and not have to run back and forth to the wall sockets.
I love the 12-foot-long extension hose that allows me to reach high places. In addition to the hose extension the Hoover also comes with tool accessories -a pet upholstery tool, a crevice tool and a duster attachment. I find these all store well and easily attach as I need them. The power pet attachment is the best I’ve ever used.
Bagless upright vacuum
Quick pass brush roll (2x faster than normal cleaning) this feature allows you to clean your surface without having to go back over it multiple times
WindTunnel 3 technology
40 foot cord length – Bonus for me as I want to be able to continuously clean from room to room without re-plugging!
11 inch cleaning path
Dirt Cup Capacity: 1.42 Liters
7-Position Height Adjustment – can easily adjust from carpet to hard floor surfaces
8.2 kg (I find I can easily carry it up and down stairs or room to room)
multi-cyclonic system – filters out dust particles and improves airflow.
WindTunnel technology – lift dirt and dust from floors and carpets
The HEPA filtration system can trap dust particles down to a size as small as 0.3 microns and carbon absorbing filter
A quick-release mechanism releases the handle allowing easy access to extension hose
The base has a bumper to keep from scuffed walls and a head light for dimly lit areas
Accessories: pivoting dusting tool, pet Turbo tool, telescoping extension wand, & crevice tool.(Telescoping Extension Wand: extends your reach up to 15 feet for when you want to clean blinds or curtains, stairs, walls or other hard to reach spots)
Works great on pet hair
A few people find it a bit on the heavy side.
Canister does not lift off making stairs a bit awkward for some people
A few people felt it was noisy
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
People reported being impressed with the suction.
One review was impressed with the pet turbo tool and thought it did an awesome job at vacuuming up her cat’s long pet hair.
Great vacuum in the under $200 range.
Well performing vacuum and an excellent value for the price.
Many reviewers said they would purchase again or recommend to a friend.
Would I recommend The Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum
I must admit I’m a bit biased as I do own a Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum.
Would I purchase my Hoover again…. YOU BET!
I’ve owned a few vacuums over the years, but my favorite is my Hoover WindTunnel 3. Yes, there are more expensive vacuums, but for the money you can’t beat this vacuum. It is a great little ‘workhorse’ and handles all my needs from vacuuming furniture, carpet, hardwood and all those hard to reach places. I also like that the cord allows me to vacuum a room without having to unplug it.
One of the features that sold me on the Hoover WindTunnel 3 is the HEPA filter. I find that it really helps keep the dust down and helps my son with his allergies. It also does a fantastic job with pet hair!
If you are in the market for a vacuum and you are looking for a moderately priced vacuum, In my opinion you can’t go wrong with the Hoover WindTunnel 3!
If you found my review helpful and are in the market to purchase a Hoover WindTunnel 3, I would appreciate you purchasing with my Amazon link. I do get a small commission if you purchase from me but there is no extra charge to you.
I’d be honored if you share my review with any friends or relatives that may be in the market for a new vacuum.
Until next time,