Air cleaners or purifiers are designed to filter out airborne particulates. This can include odor, allergens, dander, dust and other airborne particles that can be harmful in the home. This problem is especially an issue in pet-owning households. In fact, many pet owners are actually allergic to their pets. Sunbeam® Pet Air Cleaners are designed to specifically target the air quality issues in the home caused by owning pets. Compared to other air purifiers, they are uniquely designed fo filter pet related air pollutants.