If you live in a dusty environment, cleaning floors can be a tough task because of all the dust that could scatter all over the place.
If you suffer some sort of allergy like I do, you’ll appreciate a vacuum that will prevent dust and allergens from coming back out.
Let me introduce the WindTunnel T-Series from Hoover, it comes with a HEPA filter that blocks allergens from coming back out.
This means that all the dust you clean stays inside the dust bin.
It is called Rewind because the 27 foot power cord that rewinds which is great because you don’t have to spend time wrapping any cords.
This also comes with a flexible hose and tools that can clean stairs, upholstery plus nooks and crannies.
You get a lot for the price and we’ll find out in detail what these are.
A quick look at the features
- Has a 27 foot retractable power cord
- Has a 8 foot stretch hose that will allow you to clean areas above the floor
- Comes with 4 attachments for added versatility – crevice, upholstery/brush, air powered hand tool and a 12” extension wand
- 5 position adjustment allows you to clean bare floors to thick carpet
- Equipped with 2 filters, a standard washable filter and a HEPA filter at the bottom that blocks allergens from going back out
- Has the so-called Embedded dirt finder that uses sonic technology to let you know that dirt is being remove from carpet
- Uses dual cyclonic windtunnel technology that prevents clogging even as the dirt cup is being filled up
- Great filtration – dust and allergens stay inside the dust bin.
- Good performance on carpet
- Great on fine debris like powder
- At just 16 pounds relatively light for an upright
- 27 foot cord can rewind
- Versatile –comes with a flexible hose and several attachments that include an air-powered hand tool that works great on stairs and upholstery
- So, so performance on edges
- Motorize brush can’t be turned off so it has a tendency to blow medium to larger sized dirt on hard surfaces
- Flexible hose is short, won’t reach to high ceilings
- There is some concern on the built quality
- HEPA filters have to be replaced periodically so this adds to the running cost
- The belt that runs the beater bar has to be replace once every 12 to 18 months
- A little bit messy to empty
What to expect from the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind UH70120?
The Wind Tunnel series UH70120 is more than just an upright. It can clean stairs with it using the air powered hand tool.
In addition, it comes with a 12 inch extension wand that further extends the reach of the attachments.
The air powered tool also is capable of cleaning pet hair off upholstery, so pet owners take note of this.
Overall it comes with 4 attachments at your disposal – the upholstery / brush combo tool, a crevice, air powered hand tool and the extension wand.
Here’s what’s included in the box:
Attachments and Accessories
It comes with a total of 4…
Here’s how you use the attachments…
The cord is around 27 feet, and it is retractable.
Before rewinding make sure you untangle it first and don’t just push the button, make sure that you guide the cord into its storage bin while rewinding it, that way it will not clog or worst break.
Here’s how you do it…
Filter Clean up
Take note that there this vacuum is equipped with two filters.
A standard filter is located on the top of the dirt container and is washable.
Here’s how you remove, clean and install the standard filter…
A second filter that prevents dust particles from coming back out uses HEPA filtration.
This filter cannot be washed but should be “tapped” to dislodge any dirt that’s trapped.
Hoover says that if maintained properly this should last 2 years.
Here’s how you remove, clean and install the HEPA filter…
To empty the dirt cup and cyclonic filter assembly, you’ll need to do this…
Take note that it won’t be as neat as it is in the video, especially if you’ve vacuumed a lot of pet hair and dust.
I’d suggest that you empty it outdoors and directly over a garbage bin or plastic bag. This is generally the downside of bagless systems, so that’s the trade-off you’d have to live with.
This comes with a 2 year warranty which is very generous considering that this goes for just under $100.
Bare Floor Performance
It works great picking up fine debris like dust but because the beater bar can’t be turn off it does have a tendency to “fling” larger debris like cereal around.
It will also struggle picking up on edges so you’ll need to use the crevice tool here.
Some consumers even went as far as saying that this wouldn’t work well on hardwood surfaces because the brush roll can’t be turned off.
Don’t forget to set the height adjust to “bare floor” when using this on surface like hardwood or laminate.
The UH70120 will shine on carpet because it has great suction and a motorized brush as owners have repeatedly mentioned this in reviews.
It does great on both fine and larger bits of debris as well as pet hair.
Again it will struggle in cleaning the edges because the brush roll isn’t stretched all the way to the edges and it lacks an edge cleaning brush found in their Linx cordless stick but it is equipped with a hose and crevice tool so cleaning edges shouldn’t be an issue, it’ll just take a little bit longer.
Pet Hair Removal
This vacuum shines in terms of picking up pet hair on floors, stairs and upholstery.
The main vacuum inlet has a motorized brush and strong enough suction that will pick up pet hair on carpet. Based on reviews, it did very well even on thick carpet, just have it on the right setting.
Removing pet hair on stairs and upholstery isn’t a problem with the air powered hand tool. Combine with the 8 foot stretch hose and the 12” wand.
It will help you clean your chairs, sofas and even stairs. The 8 foot hose does concern me a little bit because it might not be long enough to reach a tall flight of stairs.
See it in Action
Vacuum Wizzard gives you a bird’s eye view on the performance on carpet and hardwood as well as noise and filtration. It got a pretty good score…
Air powered hand tool
Upholstery / dusting brush tool
12" extension wand
|Cord Length||27 feet|
|Auto Cord Rewind|
|Brush on/off switch|
|Full bin indicator|
(5 surface options)
|Net weight (with battery)||16.5 pounds|
|Shipping weight||25.2 pounds|
|Hose length||8 feet|
|Filter type||Primary: Washable
Consumers were generally happy with the performance of this vacuum, saying that it picked up insane amounts of pet hair, dust, dander and all sorts of dirt from carpet that filled up the dirt cup pretty fast.
Some consumers even sent in photos of their vacuums in action like this one by CleanFrk who bought his WindTunnel Rewind in Walmart.
The retractable cord is a popular feature and most consumers loved it because it saved them time wrapping cords.
People with back problems raved about this feature!
Pet owners loved this vacuum because it not only picks up pet hair on floors; it also picks them up on upholstery because it comes equipped with an air powered hand tool that also has a motorized brush.
You can even use this on stairs but the hose is only 8 feet so this will struggle in homes with a tall flight of stairs.
The biggest complaint I’ve noticed in all the reviews is build quality.
Consumers had a variety of complaints from overheating to the belt slipping which is a valid concern because it sits on a plastic surface so you’ll have to do your due diligence and check from time to time.
Hoover does have a video guide on how to deal with the overheating issue and replacing the belt…
Remember that at this price point, you’d have to temper your expectations in terms of build quality.
This isn’t a $600 Dyson upright so don’t expect a Dyson’esque quality but in terms of performance this vacuum will clean well, particularly on carpet.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this in Amazon for less than $110 and it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available of up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
This vacuum is great for budget conscious home owners looking for an affordable vacuum without compromising on performance.
It will shine on homes with wall to wall carpeting because it has very good suction and a motorized brush that’ll pick up pet hair, dander, dust and all sorts of dirt off carpet.
It also comes with several attachments that allow this to clean your sofa, chair and even stairs.
The air powered hand tool is basically a hand held brush roll that will work well picking up pet hair on upholstery and stairs.
This though doesn’t come with its faults, since it is considered a “budget vacuum” expect some trade-offs in terms of build quality but heck if you want something built like a tank, you’d have to fork out several hundred dollars for it, this one costs less than $100 so you’d have to set your expectations properly.
Performance wise, it will clean, you just have to properly maintain it to get the most out of it.