Over the years I have gone through more vacuums than I care to write about. I am so happy to share my newest find. It is called the Dyson Animal DC14. I bought this a few years ago so I don’t know the model numbers of the newer Dyson vacuums but I am excited to tell you about the one I have.
I have two dogs and a cat. My big dog weighs in at about 115 lbs and is three quarters Golden Labrador and one quarter Golden Retriever. My other dog weighs in at about 22 lbs and is a King Charles Cavalier. My cat only weighs about 12 lbs and I have no idea what breed. So needless to say I need the best vacuum out there. Did I mention that I personally have the worst allergies and asthma? Maybe having three animals wasn’t the brightest idea but I love them they are my children. With the purchase of hepa Filter Vacuums, the benefits are enormous with the person. Complete research should be done through the person to meet with the right results.
Two years ago my husband and I built our dream house. I knew that I wanted to put hardwood down in all of the rooms but there was no way we could afford to do it all at once. The only room we ended up putting the hardwood down was the dining room. We put tile in the foyer continuing on to the kitchen, the bathroom and the mudroom. We had to put carpeting in the living room, family room, and all 4 bedrooms. I found myself breaking out into allergy attacks all the time and my asthma was pretty bad. I have started noticing that my 2 year old son was sneezing a lot as well. I needed to get a new vacuum desperately. My old one just wasn’t doing it for us anymore. As I said earlier we just built a new house and with new construction comes a ton of dirt from the outside and dust setting on the inside. I felt like I was fighting a losing battle. So I needed a solution.
My husband had heard about this new vacuum called the Dyson Animal. It was supposed to be excellent in picking up animal hair and it was never supposed to lose suction no matter how full it got. I figured it was worth a shot. The only problem was that this particular model was very expensive. It can cost anywhere from $400 to over $500 depending on where you made the purchase. There was no where we were going to spend that kind of money on a vacuum cleaner. No way. Well, as luck should have it, It turned out that my husband was able to cash in reward points with his American Express credit card for Home Depot gift cards. After work he went to Home Depot and picked up the Dyson Animal DC14. This is the one that comes in purple. The Dyson vacuums come is different colors. It depends on which one fits your needs best. The one that I have is called the Animal because it is designed to pick up all of the animal hair. I can’t believe how well this works. I was amazed after I was done vacuuming how much hair it picked up. We must have been living with tons of hair in our other house which disgusts me when I think back now.
This particular vacuum does not use bags either which is great. You don’t have the added expense of buying replacement bags every other week. This model comes with plenty of attachments to help get under the furniture and hard to reach places. I would suggest turning the vacuum over every two to three cleans and clean out the roll. I was surprised to see how much hair was stuck and wrapped in the roller. It would have eventually started to smell like burning hair.
This vacuum also works well on tile and hardwood. All you have to do is switch the button on the bottom of the vacuum from carpet to bare floors. I use this vacuum to clean my entire house. After 2 years of giving this vacuum an unbelievable workout it is still going strong. By now my other vacuums would have started to break and who wants to spend money fixing vacuums. To this day it has not lost any suction. It still picks up the dirt and hair just like the first day we got it.
I highly recommend purchasing any Dyson vacuum. My mother in law and father in law just purchased the same vacuum from Dyson.com for $400. Get this, they don’t even have any pets!