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Product Review 2: Hepa Vacuum Cleaners

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH VACUUMING: or, Miele Debuts New Vacuum Cleaner – Dec. 2001

WESTFIELD, , — “Most people,” says Keith Petersen of The Eardly T. Petersen Company, “regard vacuuming as something other than their favorite pastime. However, using a new 500 or 600 series Miele Vacuum Cleaner might change that.”

“Miele is a German appliance manufacturer,” continues Mr. Petersen, that is focused on excellence. A lot of companies today pay lipservice to ISO standards and providing outstanding products or services for the marketplace; but, Miele has been delivering unparalleled product quality for over one hundred years. Their accolades in the appliance industry internationally are the result of meticulous attention to detail and a relentless desire to make the best products in the world. Our customers regularly tell us, for example, that they cannot hear their Miele dishwasher as it washes dishes because one of the design features is that it operates almost silently.”

Mr. Petersen says, “This is the type of thinking that is incorporated into every Miele product. And, when it comes to vacuum cleaners, Miele is the only vacuum manufacturer in the world with models that enjoy HEPA/ULPA certification on the vacuum cleaner itself. What this means,” explains Mr. Petersen, “is that the vacuum cleaner itself is engineered to such precise standards that, in tandem with its Miele S- class HEPA filter, the vacuum cleaner filters all particles to .3 microns. This means that all particles down to bacteria size are retained in the vacuum as it is operating in your house!” As a customer stated to us recently, “It is reassuring to know that, when I’m vacuuming with my Miele vacuum cleaner, not only is the house being thoroughly cleaned but the air is completely clean of pollutants, as well.”

Why is it important to have a vacuum cleaner that filters to such small sizes? It is important because studies in the last few years by the government and scientific laboratories have shown that the average vacuum cleaner is emitting millions of particles per minute into the air. If the housings of the vacuum cleaner are not airtight, it is only common sense that this will be the result. These are particles that are then being breathed in by the members of the household – particles so tiny that they go deep into the lung sacs.

Mr. Petersen states, “It is vital to ensure that the air in the indoor environment is as clean as possible. The EPA has labeled Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems as being one of the top environmental health threats in this country, and states that batteries of scientific studies have linked particulate matter, especially fine particles …. with a series of significant health problems. Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services in the USA says, “Today in the United States we are confronting an epidemic of asthma. Each year asthma ….. is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $11 billion in healthcare costs …..””

“A good-quality vacuum cleaner is the primary defense in the indoor environment for control of indoor particulate,” adds Mr. Petersen. “If your vacuum doesn’t control these tiny allergens, you are almost better not to vacuum! Many people think that their vacuum cleaner effectively controls particle emissions simply because it has a micron or even HEPA filter; however, such filters are virtually useless if the vacuum itself does not use a sealed system. To date [as of publication date of Press Release – Ed.], Miele is the only [residential – Ed.] vacuum manufacturer in the world with a vacuum cleaner certified to contain pollutants to these tiny, critical levels. As well, it is such a quiet (yet, powerful), effortless-to-use machine that people love it. You might fall in love with vacuuming!”

For questions on HEPA vacuums or IAQ problems, please visit The Eardly T. Petersen Company at 224 Elmer Street in Westfield; or, contact them at 908-232-5723 or at: