If you live in a dusty environment, cleaning the floors can be a difficult task due to the dust that may spread everywhere.
If you have some kind of allergy like me, you’ll appreciate having a vacuum that keeps dust and allergens from coming back.
Let me introduce Hoover’s WindTunnel T-Series, they come with a HEPA filter that prevents allergens from coming back in.
This means that all the dust you clean stays inside the dustbin.
It’s called the Rewind because the 27-foot power cord is returned which is great because you don’t have to spend the time winding up any wires.
This also comes with a hose and flexible tools that can clean stairs and upholstery as well as nooks and crannies.
You get a lot for the price and we’ll find out in detail what these are.
Quick look at the features
- Includes a 27-foot retractable power cord
- It has an 8-foot rubber hose that allows you to clean areas above the floor
- Comes with 4 attachments for added versatility – prong, upholstery/brush, pneumatic hand tool and 12 inch extension wand
- 5 adjustment modes allow you to clean bare floors, even thick carpets
- Equipped with two filters, one standard washable filter and a HEPA filter on the bottom that prevents allergens from coming back out
- It has so-called built-in dirt detection software that uses sound technology to let you know that dirt is being removed from the carpet
- Uses dual cyclonic wind tunnel technology that prevents clogging even while filling the cup with dirt
- Great Filtration – Dust and allergens stay inside the dustbin.
- Good performance on the carpet
- Great on fine debris like powder
- Weighing just 16 pounds, it’s relatively light in the vertical position
- 27 foot wire can be returned
- VERSATILE – Comes with a flexible hose and several accessories including a handy pneumatic tool that works great on stairs and upholstery
- So, the performance is on the edges
- The motorized brush cannot be turned off as it tends to blow medium to large sized dirt onto hard surfaces
- The flexible hose is short and does not reach high ceilings
- There is some concern about the build quality
- HEPA filters need to be replaced periodically in order to increase operating cost
- The belt that runs the beater must be replaced every 12 to 18 months
- A little messy to dump
What do you expect from the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind UH70120?
The Wind Tunnel UH70120 series is more than just an upright shaft. It can clean stairs with the hand pneumatic tool.
Plus, it comes with a 12-inch extension wand that expands the range of accessories.
The pneumatic tool is also capable of cleaning pet hair from upholstery, so pet owners take notice.
All in all, it comes with 4 attachments at your disposal – upholstery/brush combo, crevice, pneumatic hand tool and extension wand.
This is what is included in the box:
Attachments and accessories
Comes with a total of 4…
Here’s how you can use attachments…
The cord is approximately 27 feet long, and is retractable.
Before rewinding, make sure you untangle it first and don’t just push the button, make sure the wire is routed into its storage box while rewinding it, that way it won’t get clogged or break.
Here’s how to do it…
Note that this vacuum cleaner is equipped with two filters.
There is a standard filter on top of the dirt container and it can be washed.
Here’s how to remove, clean, and install the standard filter…
The second filter that prevents dust particles from returning to the outside, uses HEPA technology.
This filter cannot be washed but must be “clicked” to remove any trapped dirt.
If maintained properly, Hoover says, it should last up to two years.
Here’s how to remove, clean, and install a HEPA filter…
To empty the dirt cup and cyclone filter assembly, you will need to do this…
Note that it will not be as neat as in the video, especially if you brush a lot of pet hair and dust.
I suggest you empty it outdoors and right over a trash can or plastic bag. This is generally the downside to bagless systems, so this is the trade-off you have to live with.
This comes with a two-year warranty which is pretty generous considering that’s just under $100.
bare floor performance
It works great at picking up fine debris like dust, but since the whisk bar can’t be turned off, it tends to “expel” larger debris like grain.
It will also have a hard time picking up the edges, so you’ll need to use the slit tool here.
Some consumers have even gone so far as to say that this will not work well on hard surfaces because the brush roll is unstoppable.
Don’t forget to set the height to the “bare floor” when using this on a surface such as hardwood or laminate.
The UH70120 will shine on carpets because it has great suction power and a motorized brush as the owners have mentioned this over and over again in reviews.
It works great on both small and large bits of debris as well as pet hair.
Again he will have a hard time cleaning the edges because the brush roll doesn’t extend all the way to the edges and it lacks the edge cleaning brush found on the Linx cordless wand but it has a hose and a crevice tool so cleaning the edges shouldn’t be a problem, it will take a little longer.
Pet hair removal
This void shines in terms of picking up pet hair on floors, stairs, and upholstery.
The main vacuum inlet has a motorized brush and suction is strong enough to pick up pet hair on the mat. Judging by the reviews, it worked really well even on thicker carpet, just put it to the right setting.
Pet hair removal on stairs and upholstery is not a problem with a pneumatic hand tool. Combine with 8 foot rubber hose and 12 inch stick.
It will help you clean chairs, sofas, and even stairs. The 8ft hose worries me a bit because it may not be long enough to reach a long set of stairs.
Watch it in action
The Wizard Vacuum Cleaner gives you an overview of performance on carpet and hardwood as well as noise and filtration. I got a good result…
Pneumatic hand tool
Upholstery / Dust Brush Tool
12 inch extension stick
|rope length||27 feet|
|Automatic wire winding||
|Brush on/off switch||
|rotates on axis||
|bin full indicator||
(5 options for the deck)
|net weight (with battery)||16.5 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||25.2 pounds|
|hose length||8 feet|
|cleaning path||13.5 inches|
|total length||44 inches|
|filter type||Basic: washable
|Made in||United States of America|
Consumers were generally happy with this vacuum’s performance, saying that it picked up insane amounts of pet hair, dust, lint, and all kinds of dirt from the carpet that filled the dirt cup very quickly.
Some consumers have even sent in pictures of their brooms in action like this one from CleanFrk who bought a WindTunnel Rewind at Walmart.
The retractable cord is a popular feature and most consumers liked it because it saved them time with wire twisting.
People with back problems raved about this feature!
Pet owners love this vacuum cleaner because not only does it pick up pet hair on floors; She also picks it up on upholstery because it comes with a handy pneumatic tool that also has a motorized brush.
You can even use this on stairs but the hose is only 8 feet long so this will struggle in homes with long stairs.
The biggest complaint I’ve noticed in all the reviews is the build quality.
Consumers have had a variety of complaints from overheating to belt slippage which is a valid concern as it sits on a plastic surface so you will have to do your due diligence and check from time to time.
Hoover has a video guide on how to deal with the problem of overheating and replacing the belt …
Remember that at this price point you have to lower your expectations in terms of build quality.
This isn’t a $600 Dyson upright, so don’t expect Dyson’esque quality but in terms of performance, this vacuum will clean well, especially on a carpet.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this on Amazon for less than $110 and it will be eligible for free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available for up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
This vacuum cleaner is great for budget-conscious homeowners looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner without compromising performance.
It will shine on homes with wall-to-wall carpets because it has very good suction and a motorized brush that picks up pet hair, dander, dust, and all kinds of dirt from the carpet.
It also comes with several attachments that allow for cleaning the sofa, chair and even stairs.
The pneumatic hand tool is basically a handheld brush roll that will do well for picking up pet hair on upholstery and stairs.
Although this does not come with its drawbacks, since it is considered a “budget vacuum” expect some trade-offs in terms of build quality, but if you want something built like a tank you will have to pay several hundred dollars for it, this costs less than $100 so you have to set your expectations correctly.
In terms of performance, it will be clean, you just need to maintain it properly to get the most out of it.