Being a studio guy, I feel the same way about dust, but the Honeywells I had were way too noisy. The Blue Air 203 and other models are quiet enough to run continuously, and are also hepa filters, which is great if you are allergic, or if you're in a lower level room where molds and other things can create a funky smell. I've used these for about ten years, they're bulletproof. And they work. Mine's on all the time and is quiet enough to be on while I do my work in the studio (it is, however in the far corner of the room). I'm looking at the new Dyson hepa filter that uses an even lower fan speed and is supposed to run a couple of db quieter also, - just because I like Dyson stuff and it's cute. But they're new and harder to find at the moment in white.