Lisa reviews the Hoover WindTunnel Air UH70400 upright bagless vacuum cleaner.
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Make sure to activate the brush bar on the Hoover Windtunnel Air for cleaning carpets. We poured baking soda on the carpeting and then vacuumed it up to see how it does on small particles. The Hoover did a good job, except it doesn’t clean well right up against the edge of the floor.
With larger particles, it did a good job except against the edge of the floor. From the side, the Hoover air doesn’t clean well. You have to go head on with this vacuum to get the edge clean.
Pet hair was cleaned easily with this vacuum. It only took one pass on the carpet.
On hard floors, the Hoover Air didn’t do such a great job. The baking soda wasn’t all sucked up with one pass. The suction power isn’t evenly distributed on the head of the vacuum. On the left side, some of the debris isn’t sucked up.
Large particles were cleaned up nicely, and they fit under the vacuum head.
One very nice feature on the Hoover Air is the lower cleaning head can get under furniture and cabinets easily.
With this Windtunnel vacuum, the on board tools are a little complicated to access. First you have to detach the hose on the bottom of the vacuum, attach the extension hose to the bottom hose, detach the handle and then reattach it to the extension hose. Then you can finally clean. It has nice reach, and it works well on stairs, although the on board tools tend to not stay locked in place.
The noise level is about 75 decibels with the brush bar on, and a little quieter with the brush bar off. The filtration is excellent, as no particles escaped out the exhaust. The suction is just over 80 inches of water lift.
For maintenance, you have to clean two different filters every two months on the Hoover Air. The lower filter should be tapped to get rid of dust. The upper filter should be washed with clean water and then left to dry out completely before putting back in the vacuum.
Unlatch the green clip on the bottom of the dust bin to get out the debris. Some may stick in the bottom of the cup and need to be dug out with your finger.