PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 85 years, Miele vacuums have been setting the standard in floor care – offering the most effective vacuum system on the market. The Miele patented AirClean FilterBag™ plus Sealed System® ensures improved indoor air quality, making homes healthier and cleaner. Tested by an independent laboratory* this proprietary cleaning system captures and retains over 99.9% of harmful pollutants – an average of 21 times more than popular HEPA filtered bagless machines.
"Testing shows that bagless vacuums equipped with only a HEPA filter and without Sealed System® technology, do not effectively prevent particle emissions during vacuuming," said Scott Lombardi, Director of Floor Care for Miele. "Additionally, harmful, toxic matter is released into the air when bagless vacuums are emptied into the trash, creating noxious air indoors. The combination of the Miele patented AirClean FilterBag™, plus Sealed System® and HEPA filter, ensure the most limited release of these harmful particles."
While breathing clean air is important for all, those with predisposed conditions such as asthma and allergies are forced to adhere to higher standards of care. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, and nearly 40 million people suffer from seasonal allergies. In order to prevent allergy symptoms and minimize the need for medication, the AAFA recommends avoiding allergens as much as possible and eliminating the source of allergens in the home.
What many may not realize is the task performed to clean a home, vacuuming, may not only be ineffective, but a cause of indoor air pollution. When using any vacuum, carbon is emitted from the machine and left suspended in the air even after vacuuming. These fine particles, invisible to the naked eye, measure 0.3-0.5 microns, and have a greater likelihood of being inhaled into the lungs, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream or remain embedded in lung tissue. While your floor may appear cleaner, the air you take in may not be.
*IBR (Interbasic Resources), a nationally recognized independent testing laboratory conducted an ASTM emissions test comparing five leading HEPA-filtered brands including Dyson®, Miele®, SEBO®, Riccar® and Simplicity®. The test placed a device on vacuum vents to measure dust particles emitted from each machine while ingesting ASTM specified material that mocks typical household dirt, dust, and allergens.
About Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Miele vacuums are known for legendary performance, advanced filtration and brilliant design, setting the standard for floor care and cleaning worldwide. Miele's long heritage of vacuum innovations dates back 85 years to the use of Bakelite as a sound dampener in 1927, stunning fashion colors in the 1960s, the advent of convenient integrated tools in 1971 and to the world's first HEPA-certified vacuums in the 1990s.
According to recent independent tests, there's no other vacuum that removes dust, dirt and allergens as efficiently as a Miele canister or upright. Miele's unique combination of AirClean FilterBag™, HEPA filter and Sealed System® design is 99.99+% effective in capturing lung-damaging particles. The key to this design is its hygienic self-closing AirClean FilterBag™ whose revolutionary multi-ply filtering material helps homeowners dispose of the captured particles without coming in contact with them. For more information, visit http://www.airtruth.com.
Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world's largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities and representation in nearly 100 countries. As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. Miele's range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and espresso/coffee systems.