Hyla Vacuum Reviews (Do Hyla Water Vacuums Work?)

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 work and will capture a lot of dirt and dust in your home. They trap all the dust in the water, making it easy to empty when you’ve finished vacuuming.

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.

A Hyla bagless water filtration vacuum cleaner forces the air 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 humans and pets. A canister vacuum 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 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.

Purchase on eBay or Amazon.

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?

Like a traditional canister vacuum cleaner, a Hyla is not 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 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 remove contaminants and freshen up the air you and your pets breathe.

Do HEPA Filters Purify Air?

HEPA filters 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 helps purify the air.

Does the HYLA have a Filter?

The HYLA does not have any paper filter. Instead, it relies on the water to act as a filter – all the air is drawn through the water, trapping 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?

No. If you use a HYLA vacuum without water, it will mess up the motor. Dirt will end up flying out the back.

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.

To Conclude

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. Still, if you have any cats with allergies or 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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  1. The system/company offers fragrances like eucalyptus, clean linen etc to be used for air purification purposes in the base where the water is. Is this safe for cats? I can find nothing in the package of instructions and no one has called me back from the company. I don’t want problems with my animals.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also had a rep come by and try to sell one for a little over 5400

  3. As someone who works for a bank that finances these…its about 3k-4k for a new vacuum. We work with distributors all across the country but if you found one for 1500, then that’s a really good deal!

    1. You finance Hylas? For the distributors? Maybe I should sell mine to see if I can turn a profit =)

      1. Hey Jenny
        Yes, that’s what my company does. You could try to sell yours but I’m not sure you’d get anything for it as it seems like you’ve had it for a bit now. $1500 is not a normal price point and if that’s what you got yours for then it was probably a deal. As I said before, new Hyla go for around 3k-4k and can reach 5k depending on the state. =)

    2. If you are paying over $3K for a Hyla system then the rep worked you over and gave you no discount because that is list price. Time to learn how to negotiate better.

  4. I need this vacuum for 1500 cash

  5. Tim VanVranken says:

    Hi We are a Hyla Importer and please remove your False information on your Website right away ! The cost on a NEW Hyla EST is not $1500.00 all distributors in the USA are all around $3,000.00 for a New Hyla this is False information and needs to be corrected right away. Also you cannot purchase New Hyla vacuums on Ebay you can only purchase used ones Please correct this information right away !

    1. =). I bought mine for $1500 from a distributor. So it’s not false information – it’s what I paid.

    2. If you are selling your Hyla units at $3K then you are a predatory salesperson. These things list at $3K but they can be heavily discounted. We paid $1500 for ours brand new, but to get that price we had to pay cash. It would have been $2K if we had financed it.

    3. Sherri Schmidt says:

      I purchased a new Hyla last December for $4000!!!! Was sold by a salesman that sold it very well but it sounds like I was had. It was hailed as a medically approved humidifier and dust and allergen remover. I ran it initially to add humidity to my house and it never raised the humidity AT ALL! Also there were little lights in the tank that were touted to sanitize the water. They quit working probably within 2 months. The On/Off button doesn’t always work either. I love the way the Hyla performs but now I’m really mad about the price and the things that aren’t working. The salesman did not give me a card. I can’t find any info to contact the company. I did shortly after I got it to ask about the humidifier. I was told to box it up and send it to New York!!! Seems to me, as new as it is, I shouldn’t have to eat any of those costs!!!

      1. Hyla is a German company – they have a US base on the East Coast – must be in NY. Here’s their website – Hyla USA.

  6. Patti Johnson says:

    TYSVM for the great info, Jenny honey! Super cool vacuum! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Thanks, Patti – I just need to use it more often!!

      1. hey i just had them sit with me and they told me its 5400 am i getting ripped off

        1. I have no idea what they cost now – could be a lot more because of inflation. But $5400 sounds high. Might be cost of living? Where do you live?

        2. Sherri Schmidt says:

          I paid $4000 and have been told it was too much. Sounds like you were a bigger sucker that me!

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