The Hyla EST water filtration vacuum cleaner claims to be a much better option than a traditional, dry upright canister vacuum when you want a deeper cleaning of your floors (and the air in your home). I’ve tried one – so are they any good?
Water filtration vacuum cleaners definitely work and will capture a lot of dirt and dust in your home. They trap all of the dust in the water, making it easy to empty out when you’ve finished vacuuming too.
A lot of people like the similar Rainbow water filtration vacuum but I had the Hyla EST recommended and I give it more stars – you can watch my review of the unboxing and my first time using it here:
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What Is a Hyla Vacuum For The Home?
A Hyla water filtration vacuum cleaner is exactly that – a vacuum cleaner that uses water as a filtration method, instead of conventional filters or a canister. Normal vacuums force air through a material filter that traps most dust, but it will always let some small particles through. They also get clogged, which reduces the effectiveness of the cleaning vacuum. It loses power, and you have a job to clean the filter which can be difficult and quite messy.
With a Hyla bagless water filtration vacuum cleaner, the air is forced through a water filtration bath, which traps every fine dust particle. The water and air are then separated so that only clean and completely fresh air re-enters your home. And instead of canister vacuums or a large dust cup to empty, there’s just a water unit – dispose of the water and you dispose of all the dust and hair too.
The Hyla also operates as an air purifier in your home. Remove the hose and use the air setting, and it’ll simply suck in the air and capture finer particles before venting out the ‘washed’ air. The purifier setting runs for thirty minutes and while you’re unlikely to see much in the water when it’s done, in theory, it’s cleaning out some of those almost-invisible dust parts that can cause allergies in both humans and pets. A canister vacuum definitely doesn’t purify the air.
Despite it looking like a carpet cleaner, that’s not what a Hyla does – it does not wash the fibers in your carpets, but it does do a great job of vacuuming them.
How Much Does a Hyla Vacuum Cost Through a Representative, Amazon, and eBay?
Hyla vacuums are generally sold by distributors or sales representatives working in local areas – they’ll come to your home and do a demo of the filtration vacuum cleaner, and then you have the option to buy it from them. The distributors will set the price, but don’t be surprised to pay around $3950 for a new Hyla EST model.
You could also try to buy a reconditioned one either from a vacuum seller near you or from eBay – you could get one for $700-$1,000 or possibly on Amazon.
Whether you buy one new or second-hand, you’re going to be paying a lot more than you would for a standard upright, a stick vacuum, or a robot vacuum, but with a number of benefits that make it easier to maintain. Some places that offer Hyla and its related products for purchase, also offer free shipping.
Are Water Vacuums Better?
Water filtration vacuum cleaners have a number of benefits over traditional filter or dry canister vacuum cleaners:
- Water captures the smallest dust particles, so you’re capturing more allergens and debris when cleaning
- The filter doesn’t get clogged up, so you never lose suction
- Emptying it is as simple as tipping the water into the toilet
- You can vacuum up powders like baking soda, or spilled liquids, without damaging it
So how do these benefit cat owners? Well firstly if your cat suffers from allergies, you can use a Hyla vacuum cleaner to capture more of those pesky dust particles, while cleaning, which can trigger them, keeping the air in your home fresher.
And also, it’s just great for cleaning up the messes that your furry friend can leave behind. You might not want to use it on large clumps of cat hair – like any vacuum cleaner, the hose can still get clogged – but it will be really effective at picking up smaller clumps at once, and generally getting rid of any debris they leave behind.
Hyla Vacuum Parts
When you buy a Hyla water filtration vacuum cleaner, you’ll get the motor, water unit, and wheelbase included in the shipping. The wheelbase has eight wheels to make it easier to maneuver and a rounded edge to protect your walls and furniture as you drag it around for cleaning.
You’ll also get a couple of different floorheads to suit carpets and hard floors, a hose, and hard plastic tubing to connect the floorheads. Some people have said that the hose can get clogged if you use it to vacuum up a lot of cat hair at once, so it’s probably best to try another method to get rid of large clumps before you vacuum.
There are also extra Hyla parts and products you can buy for cleaning, including a handheld motor brush which is ideal for picking up cat hair that’s embedded in carpets, a window washer set, and a radiator brush.
Is Hyla a Good Product?
The Hyla’s quality cleaning vacuum gets very positive reviews on Facebook. There are some negative reviews but they are more about distributors and sales representatives than the actual product, which is very effective.
Can You Vacuum up Water With a Hyla?
Just like a traditional canister vacuum cleaner, a Hyla is not a vacuum designed to tackle a large amount of water, but it can handle small spills. Any liquid you vacuum up will just get mixed in with the water inside the vacuum.
While the Hyla is a powerful vacuum cleaner, don’t expect it to be able to completely dry a carpet if the liquid has been spilled – it will help speed up the process but fibers will still be damp.
Can You Vacuum up Baking Soda With a Hyla?
You can vacuum baking soda with a Hyla, unlike a standard upright canister vacuum cleaner or cordless vacuums that use a material filter that would get clogged up with fine particles. A water filter will work fine with baking soda.
However, while you can use the Hyla to vacuum up small amounts of baking soda that you’ve used to deodorize a carpet or clean a stain, you should avoid using it to vacuum a large amount – say if you’ve spilled a container.
That’s because baking soda will form a paste with the water in your Hyla, which could damage it, and even if it doesn’t, it would be difficult to clean.
Does a HYLA Vacuum Purify the Air?
HYLA vacuums can be used to purify the air. There’s a mode where you can switch the vacuum on without the hose attached, and it will draw the air through, capturing particles in the water. It’s not as effective as a dedicated air purifier which has larger fans/vents, but it works well in smaller rooms.
What is a HYLA Aera?
The HYLA Aera is a standalone product from HYLA that uses a fine water spray to help neutralize odors in your home. It sprays this mist into the home, helping to remove contaminants and freshen up the air you and your pets are breathing.
Do HEPA Filters Purify Air?
HEPA filters are fine filters that capture pollens, dirt molecules, bacteria between 0.2 and 2.0 microns, viruses between 0.02 and 0.3 microns, and aerosols between 0.02 and 0.5 microns. Removing these contaminants does help to purify the air.
Does the HYLA have a Filter?
The HYLA does not have any kind of paper filter. Instead, it relies on the water to act as a filter – all the air is drawn through the water, which then traps any molecules and dirt. This means you don’t need to keep replacing the filter for it to work.
What is the Benefit of a HYLA Vacuum?
A HYLA vacuum’s main benefit is that you can easily tackle your carpets, furnishings, and the air in your home, capturing dirt and contaminants in water. This water is then easy to flush away, so you don’t have to spend a long time cleaning a filter, and you always have fresh water ready to use next time.
Can you use a HYLA Vacuum Without Water?
If you use a HYLA vacuum without water, it will technically work but it will only capture larger dirt and debris, such as hairs. The smaller molecules will be released back into the air, so it’s not recommended to use it without water. It also makes the vacuum harder to clean once you’re finished.
How does a HYLA Work?
A HYLA vacuum works by drawing air through a tank that you fill with fresh water from the faucet. This water is the vacuum’s filter – it captures all the dirt and debris, and can then just be tossed down the toilet once you’re finished. This makes it easy to clean and maintain, and keeps it working effectively since you’ll use fresh water every time.
When I tried the Hyla I saw just how much it vacuumed up from my floors. It is pricey, even if you find it offered with free shipping, so it won’t be for everyone, but if you have any cats with allergies or you just want to enjoy air that’s a little bit clearer of small dust particles, then a Hyla water vacuum could be a really effective cleaning option for you.
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