My parents have three cats and one of them has decided to revolt from using the litterbox. We haven't figured out the culprit yet since they each seem to take turns sitting with pride, as they watch us clean it up. Despite our efforts, it has seeped through the flooring and the smell has infiltrated the air in entire house. Since these freeloaders, I mean cats, won't get a job and pay to replace the floors, we needed to come up with a short term solution until we can.
In comes the GermGuardian.. and we are impressed. I ended up buying three different air purifiers, one wall plug-in, and another stand up one (like this one) because it was 50% off through the Deal of the Day. I wish I would've just stuck with this one though, it is definitely my favorite.
We keep this one in my parents bedroom and the air is fresh and clean. It has different speed settings and 'low' is perfect for sleeping -- you can barely hear it and what you do hear reminds me of that pleasant white noise sound. I haven't used the timer features because we just leave it running all the time. I'm not sure if you're supposed to do that but we've had it for about a month now and it is still working like a charm.
I particularly like that there are two filters and they can be cleaned.
Now, not only do the cats seem to like the smell of their own urine but apparently they also think that their fur will be worth money some day since they seem to be storing it in all the nooks and crannies of the house... Not to mention the tumblehair that would roll through .
Alas, the cats must be disappointed because the amount of fur has diminished significantly..
and all the claims about having less dust? They're true! I am amazed by how much less dusting I have to do..
I also like the design of this one better. You need to put it at least 12" from the wall so this one fits nicely into a corner. The other Sony I have is shorter and wider so it doesn't blend in as well. (As much as I'm a new believer in these things, I don't feel the need to make it the show piece of any room).