Hoover has been producing top of the line vacuums at reasonable prices for decades. They often produce some innovative models that are both powerful and versatile. When you purchase a Hoover vacuum, you can also expect the model to come loaded with some great extras and accessories. Fortunately, the WindTunnel is another one of their leading models that’s also reasonably priced and designed with the pet owner in mind.
The Hoover WindTunnel comes loaded with some great tool attachments that can handle any type of debris you throw at it, including pet hair, pet dander, dirt, and dust. This model features two channels of suction designed to remove and lift deep down dirt.
Overview and Features
Easy to use, offering a lightweight design, and a pretty powerful performance despite the low price tag, the WindTunnel can be the perfect tool to help you manage your pet hair problem.
Not only does the WindTunnel come equipped with two channels of suction power, it also features dual cyclonic technology. Air will pass through two cyclonic stages in order to remove debris and dirt from the air passage, so the vacuum’s suction power will remain consistent, regardless of surface type.
Do you need a vacuum that can work on the different types of floor surfaces in your home? The WindTunnel features five-position options designed to handle thick carpet, thin carpet, tile floors, wood floors, and linoleum.
The cord rewind feature may not seem like a big deal, but with just a press of a button, the twenty-five-foot cord is instantly retracted in seconds.
Want a vacuum that comes loaded with attachments specifically designed to help you manage your pet hair problem? This model features a pet upholstery tool, pet turbo tool, crevice tool, and an extension wand complete with an eight-foot hose.
All of the attachments can be stored on the vacuum itself, which makes them very accessible.
The vacuum’s thin, lightweight design makes hauling this model up and down stairs a cinch. The vacuum weighs in at thirteen pounds and comes with a detachable wand that allows you to efficiently clean upholstery, the ceiling, and tight corners.
This model excels with hardwood floors and short carpet but can’t handle thicker carpet such as shag like the Dyson DC41 Animal upright vacuum.
This model is covered by a two-year limited warranty, which is a good deal considering the price of the vacuum.
The vacuum comes with a HEPA filter with an added layer of carbon, which works to absorb unwanted odors. When you twist the top off the dirt canister you can easily access the filter to remove it and rinse it off. However, you must make sure the filter is completely dry before you use it again.
On the vacuum, a red indicator light will alert you that the filter needs to be rinsed out. At this time, you should also empty the canister and check the vacuum for any clogs.
The dirt canister can hold up to half a gallon of dirt and debris, which doesn’t seem like much. However. considering the canister is easily accessible, emptying the canister after each use is fast and easy, so canister size isn’t really an issue.
If you’re on a tight budget, but you’re searching for the best vacuum for pet hair, then this model by hoover may just fit the bill. This is a bagless model that comes with the tools and attachments you need to get rid of deep down dirt and stubborn pet hair. The vacuum’s WindTunnel technology helps remove and lift up deep down dirt using two channels of suction.
It also comes with some other great features such as the easy rinse, reusable filter, the pet tool accessory pack designed to get rid of stubborn pet hair found in hard to reach areas, and the large bottom release canister that allows you to quickly and efficiently empty the canister without spilling.
The vacuum has a folding handle, which makes this vacuum easy to store. Despite it’s compact, lightweight design, it’s much more powerful than other lightweight upright vacuums in this price range. The vacuum’s solid undercarriage design allows you to easily clean most surfaces.
On the top right side of the canister, you’ll find the power button. Directly next to the power button is the brush roll button, which will allow you to switch the power brush on and off.
Directly on the handle, you’ll also find a sliding ring that allows you to make precise height adjustments. The lever placed directly below the sliding ring will allow you to completely release the handle in order to turn it into an extension want. The wand is able to extend a total of eleven feet. The included plastic nozzle and the pet brush can be attached to the end for more efficient cleaning and added suction power.
The WindTunnel may not be the most powerful model on the market and tends to struggle with thicker types of carpet, but as far as suctioning up pet hair, it’s one of the most efficient on the market.
While noise wise, it’s not exactly whisper quiet, the volume level isn’t quite as loud as some higher-powered models.
- Equipped with a wide range of attachments
- Removable wand
- Easy to use
- Reusable filter system
- Five height adjustments
- Reasonably priced
- Pet hair specific tools
- Struggles with thick carpet