Luther, Ron wrote: > Been thinking about picking up one of them room air purifier thingummys. > Like maybe a middle of the road Sharper Image unit kind of thing. mmm. My wife was all over that idea a few years ago, so we got one of the $300+ jobs, a "Quadra" I think. It collected black guck on the filter element, but it was so *NOT* silent, getting progressively worse to the point I couldn't sleep with it running in the bedroom, so we junked it. Dunno that it did much when it did work, but then we've got two indoor long-haired cats plus two dogs, so that's an uphill battle (Humans vs. The Dust Bunnies). Plus we pretty much always have windows and doors open, even at night; if you're in a "sealed" situation (due to being on either end of the temperature and/or humidity extremes) it may work much differently. I will say, if anyone else has hairy animals -- we just replaced our old semi-expensive-but-crappy vacuum cleaner with an expensive "doesn't lose suction" job, and the amount of stuff it pulled out of the living room rug on its maiden voyage was /phenomenal/. :-) The house certainly *felt* cleaner! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.