According to National Human Activity Pattern Survey, the average person spends 87% of their time indoors therefore a clean home is a priority and primary requirement for a healthy life. Dust is every household’s problem, it’s everywhere. It gathers on our table, bed and dirties the carpets. Dust is more than just dirt, it consists of some combination of sloughed-off bits of human skin, animal fur, decomposing insects, food debris, clothing fibers, bacteria, tracked-in soil, soot, microscopic specks of plastic and even arsenic. These particles can affect our health, in some cases it can cause serious health problem.
Cleaning the house can be a hassle. After long day of work, there’s just not much energy and time left for cleaning. Luckily, technology offers many amazing innovations, one of them is vacuum cleaner. With so many brands in the market, vacuum cleaner quickly become household essential, ranging from the most basic to advanced. Today we’re going to compare two vacuum cleaners: the Hoover Air Steerable and Shark Navigator, to conclude which one is the best.
Hoover Air Steerable
Priced at $189.99, the Hoover Air Steerable weighs in 13.05 pounds with 13.5 x 11.3 x 37 inches dimension. The device is lightweight and with its Swivel Steering feature, Hoover Air Steerable effortlessly maneuvers around furniture and into tight spaces with ease giving you more control to clean the area thoroughly. Its highlight feature is the Allergen Block Technology which prevents 97% of pet dander, dirt, dust, and pollen particles from re-entering the air.
It’s also equipped with HEPA Media Filter to trap 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollens down to 0.3 microns. The combination of those features works perfectly to give satisfying result. Surfaces are squeaky clean which reduces potential allergy and prevent health problems. Hoover Air Steerable is able to switch between floor and hose mode, this prevents the Hoover from spitting out through the bottom/brush piece what you collect with hose. Read also: Hoover Onepwr Vs Shark Rocket.
Cleaning never been so easy with the Wind Tunnel 3 Technology which creates three channels of suction to lift and remove debris and deeply embedded dirt from surfaces. The strong suction provides even cleaner result. The balance, ease of use, ease of carry and maneuverability are working in sync to create best result. It is very easy to maneuver, the sound is not too loud and it has great suction power. It may be small but it’s durable and it’s easy to assemble and disassemble. After usage, it’s easy to empty the dirt cup and change the accessories. Hoover Air steerable also provide 5 years warranty.
|Hoover Air Steerable||Shark Navigator|
|Product Dimensions||13.5 x 11.3 x 37 inches||15 x 11.4 x 45.5 inches
|Shipping Weight||13.05 pounds||8.7 pounds
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Although the suction is very good, sometimes it’s too strong that the vacuum cleaner sticks to the floor or mat or carpet too much. The wire is very long which can be good but it doesn’t retract, it kind of gets in the way during cleaning and it can be inconvenient to put it on and off and moving it. The motor brushes aren’t replaceable and they go in about three years or normal use. Warranty doesn’t cover the motor brushes and it costs about $70 if you fix it yourself.
Overall, it’s a good vacuum. This vacuum is lightweight, so easy to move around, it’s got a good rotation which makes it easy to maneuver, and the suction power is awesome. This is a nice vacuum at a very reasonable price, it’s recommended to anyone who has pets or who is just looking for a good, compact vacuum.
Shark Navigator is a lightweight and easy to maneuver upright vacuum. Priced at $159.99, Shark Navigator feature Lift-Away technology which allows you to lift the canister away and easily clean in hard-to-reach areas. The detachable canister also convenient to store the vacuum in tight space because it doesn’t take much space. With Anti-Allergen complete seal technology and a HEPA filter, Shark Navigator is able to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum, giving the surfaces clean and hygienic.
The canister is easy to clean and empty, it’s very securely mounted, ensuring there is no leakage of air in the vacuum path. All the filters can be rinsed with water for more hygiene. The instructions call for regular emptying of the removable canister, rinsing and drying the foam and fiber filters every 3 months and cleaning the HEPA filter every 2 years.
For power, Shark Navigator requires 1200 watts of power. Weigh in 12.5 pounds, Shark Navigator is portable and versatile, it’s easy to lift and compact. Its cord length is 25 ft and hose length is 5 ft, it’s long cable provide for easy maneuvering around the surface. With Swivel Steering technology, it’s able to swivel the head and the on/off motor drive for the beater brush which gives it excellent control to maneuver around furniture and narrow places, giving it superior cleaning and especially around the edge.
There is a green indicator when the brush motor is on and it becomes red if the brush is not turning. To go from upright to vacuuming position, you place one foot on the floor head and lean back the handle, you should feel a noticeable release as it clicks out of the upright position.
Shark Navigator comes in separate part with user manual for easy assembly. It also includes wide upholstery tool, dusting brush, 24 inches crevice tool and 5.5 inches crevice tool. For durability, Shark Navigator construction is solid and impressive. It’s secure, easy to fasten connections and clearly marked levers to fasten and unfasten.
Some downside with Shark Navigator is the canister isn’t washable. Also, the hose have to be pulled the handle completely out to use it instead of it being off to the side and being able to pull it out easily to do cracks along walls and furniture. Overall, Shark Navigator is a value for price. The warranty is 7 years, it’s easy to use, noise minimum, cleans rugs better with minimum effort, very easy to remove dust and dirt by removing tube. It’s affordable and recommended for any household.
After comparing all aspect, Shark Navigator proves to be the winner. It’s cheaper than Hoover Air Steerable, the warranty is much longer and it’s lightweight. It’s a great investment for any household.