How HEPA Filter in Robot Vacuums Help Reduce Asthma and Allergies


Allergies are common and can cause sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. These conditions can be triggered by indoor pollutants, including dust, pollen, and pet dander. Fortunately, using a robot vacuum with a HEPA filter can help reduce asthma and allergy symptoms by capturing these harmful particles. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of using a HEPA filter, and how to choose the best robot vacuum with a filter for your needs.

What is a HEPA filter?


A HEPA filter is a type of air filter that can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns. It works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps particles and prevents them from recirculating back into the air. HEPA filters are highly effective at removing allergens and other pollutants from the air. Unlike other filters that may only capture larger particles, HEPA filters can remove the smallest and most harmful pollutants from the air.

Do DEEBOT robot vacuum cleaners have HEPA filters?

If you're considering investing in a robot vacuum cleaner to improve your home's air quality, you may be wondering whether the DEEBOT robot vacuum cleaners have a HEPA filter. The good news is that all DEEBOT robot vacuums come with a three-layer filter system that effectively isolates allergens by blocking 99%* of micro-dust and allergens. 
(* Data comes from ECOVACS laboratory.)

The three-layer filter in DEEBOT robot vacuums includes two pre-filters and a washable filter cartridge. The two pre-filters capture larger particles like pet hair and dust and smaller particles like pollen and pet dander. Finally, the washable filter cartridge captures ultra-fine particles like microscopic dust and allergens.

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The filter in DEEBOT robot vacuums is designed to capture 99% of particles as small as 6 microns. This means that the filter can capture common household allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet dander, which can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. The filter is essential for anyone who wants to improve their indoor air quality, especially those with allergies or respiratory issues.

One of the key features of the DEEBOT robot vacuum filter is its ability to capture particles that are often missed by traditional vacuum cleaners. The powerful suction of the DEEBOT robot vacuum pulls dirt and debris into the filter, where it is trapped by the three layers of filtration. This ensures that your floors are not only clean but also free of allergens and other harmful particles.

Benefits of Using DEEBOT Robot Vacuums for Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and allergies can be triggered by various allergens such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Using a robot vacuum with a HEPA filter can be an effective way to reduce these allergens in your home. But is a HEPA filter necessary on a robot vacuum? Well, that depends.

Note that in Europe, the HEPA standard is defined a filter with a rating that looks like H13 or U16 — — generally speaking, the higher the number (irrespective of the letter), the better. For most households, opting for an F9 or E11 level filter is adequate, as there is no need to filter ultrafine particles. To put it into perspective, using a DEEBOT X1 Family robot vacuum with an F9-rated High-Efficiency Filter can enhance indoor air quality by capturing up to 99% of airborne particles ranging from 0.3 to 0.5 microns in size. This can considerably alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms, allowing you to breathe more comfortably within your home. However, in rare instances, some individuals may be sensitive to or medically compromised by the remaining ultrafine particulates. HEPA filters are specifically designed to capture minuscule particles and allergens that other filters cannot. That’s why we say it depends on your needs.

Some robotic vacuum cleaners are equipped with an automatic empty station, which can automatically empty the dustbin. Additionally, some empty stations come with disposable bags. People only need to throw the dust bag when it becomes full. For people with allergies, this means they do not need to frequently empty the dustbin, reducing their exposure to dust and potentially lowering the risk of an allergic reaction. This feature also provides a convenient and hassle-free cleaning experience, allowing users to maintain a clean and healthy home environment without the need for frequent manual intervention.

Keeping your floors and carpets clean is especially important for people with asthma and allergies. Dust mites and other allergens can accumulate quickly in carpets and upholstery, which can exacerbate symptoms. Using a robot vacuum with a HEPA filter can help capture these allergens and keep your floors clean. HEPA filters can also capture pet dander and fur, making them a great choice for pet owners.

How to Clean the Filter in a Robot Vacuum


Cleaning the filter in your robot vacuum is important to ensure that it continues to work effectively. Here are some detailed steps:

  • Turn off the robot vacuum and unplug it from the charger.
  • Remove the dustbin from the robot vacuum.
  • Open the dustbin lid and remove the filter.
  • Tap the filter gently to remove any loose debris.
  • Rinse the filter under running water.
  • Allow the filter to air dry completely.

Once the filter is dry, replace it in the dustbin and reattach the dustbin to the robot vacuum.
It's important to note that not all filters are washable. Be sure to check your robot vacuum's user manual for specific instructions.

It's also recommended that you clean the filter after every use or at least once a week. This will ensure that your robot vacuum continues to capture allergens and particles effectively.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Robot Vacuum with a Filter

To get the most out of your robot vacuum with a filter, there are a few things you can do:

  • Run the robot vacuum frequently: Running your robot vacuum frequently will ensure that your floors and carpets stay clean and allergen-free.
  • Empty the dustbin regularly: Be sure to empty the dustbin after every use to ensure that your robot vacuum continues to work effectively.
  • Clean the HEPA filter regularly: As mentioned earlier, cleaning the filter regularly is important to ensure that your robot vacuum continues to capture allergens effectively.
  • Choose the right robot vacuum for your needs: Choosing the right robot vacuum with the right features, such as suction power and battery life, is important to ensure that it meets your specific needs.

How to Choose the Best Robot Vacuum with a Filter for Your Needs

When choosing a robot vacuum with a filter, there are several factors to consider to make sure you get the right one for your needs.

  • Filter Quality and Replacement Frequency The quality of the filter is critical in ensuring that your robot vacuum can effectively capture the allergens and pollutants that trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Recommended replacement frequency: 2-3 months. And for DEEBOTs, we have the ECOVACS HOME APP to automatically notify when the filter needs a replacement.
  • Suction Power Suction power is another essential factor to consider when choosing a robot vacuum. High suction power means that your vacuum can pick up more dirt, dust, and debris. It is also important to choose a vacuum with adjustable suction power settings, so you can customize the vacuum's power based on your flooring type and cleaning needs.
  • Battery Life Battery life is an essential consideration when choosing a robot vacuum. Choose a robot vacuum with a battery that lasts long enough to clean your entire home without needing to be recharged.
  • Additional Features Other features to consider when choosing a robot vacuum with a HEPA filter include edge-cleaning brushes, virtual barriers, scheduling options, and more. Consider your cleaning needs and preferences when deciding on which additional features you want in your robot vacuum.

DEEBOT robot vacuum models with HEPA filters are a great choice because they offer high-quality filters, strong suction power, long battery life, and a range of additional features to suit your needs.

DEEBOT Robot Vacuum with High-Efficiency Filter



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The DEEBOT X1 OMNI is a top-of-the-line robot vacuum that includes a F9-rated washable filter. The filter captures up to 99% of particles, including pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, and can be cleaned by running water.

The DEEBOT X1 OMNI also features 5000 Pa suction power, making it one of the most powerful robot vacuums on the market. It also comes with an all-in-one station that acts as both a charging dock and dustbin, making it incredibly convenient to use.



The DEEBOT T20 OMNI is another excellent robot vacuum with an E11-rated High-Efficiency Filter that removes 99% of microscopic dust and allergens. It also features a three-layer filter system that captures up to 99% of allergens as small as 6 microns, including pet dander, pollen, and dust mites.

The DEEBOT T20 OMNI also comes with Auto-lift Mopping System that lifts the mopping plates when a carpet is detected. Thanks to the Intelligent Auto-lift Mopping System, it can change freely between vacuum-only, mop-only, vacuum while mopping, and vacuum first before mopping mode. With 6000Pa suction power, it enhances carpet vacuuming.


Investing in a robot vacuum with a High-Efficiency Filter is an excellent way to improve your indoor air quality and reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. When choosing a robot vacuum with a High-Efficiency Filter, consider the filter quality, suction power, battery life, and additional features to ensure that you get the best vacuum for your needs. DEEBOT robot vacuum models with washable filters, such as the DEEBOT X1 OMNI and DEEBOT T20 OMNI, offer excellent performance and features to suit your needs.

So why not invest in a DEEBOT robot vacuum with a HEPA filter today and enjoy a cleaner, healthier home?

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