Based on our research and analysis, below is the list that we bring to you a list of best air purifiers in India that you can shop from and are the best value for money.
According to World Health Organization, 15 out of 20 most polluted cities are present in India. And the worst part is – the air quality indoors is more harmful than outside. Yes, as per a recent research, gas stoves, electrical appliances, smoke, personal grooming products, poor ventilation and other can release hazardous gases like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and others in concentrated forms which reduce the air quality indoors.
Due to bad air quality indoors, people especially children and elderly can become vulnerable to lung diseases and allergies.
Air purifiers can improve the air quality from hazardous (300m3) to good (60 – 100m3) with a span of 1 – 2 hours. They are efficient in removing remove ultra-fine particles, dust, pollen, harmful gases, bacteria, virus and other irritants.
Following factors should be taken into consideration while choosing the best air purifiers in India :
- HEPA filtration:
- Clean Air Delivery Rate: The performance of a particular air purifier model is rated by its coverage area, Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and Air Changes Per Hour (ACH). This is something you should find out before choosing an air purifier. It is advisable to go for an air purifier with offers 4 ACH
- Sound: Most people would keep the air purifier in one corner of the room and let it do its magic. It would become quite annoying if the installed air purifier would make them feel its presence with its confounding noise. Noise levels of the air purifier should be between 35 – 55 decibels.
- Room Size: The size of the room plays an important role in selecting an Air Purifier. The product specifications can provide the information about the room size that it can clean air of.
Based on the above criteria’s, after surveying hundreds of models and testing 30 purifiers since 2013, the following are our top picks for the best air purifiers in india :
1. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2
The cylindrical shape of Xiomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and a CADR (Clean air delivery rate) of 310 cubic meter/h allows the purifier to trap the air from 360 degrees and circulate pure air in an area of 21 meters square in just 10 minutes. Unlike normal purifiers, Xiomi Mi Air Purifier not only filters harmful gases using this activated carbon filters but also reduces bad odor from the air. Its Toray EPA filter, also provides resistance from PM 2.5, pollen grains, dust and dirt particles letting your family breathe in healthy pure air.
Living in a digital world where we tend to control everything with one button. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 allows the user to not only control the purifier with their smartphones using the Mi Home App but also keep a check on the status of the air filter and also get alerts on when it needs to be replaced.
Low price of the purifier and less energy consumption (58% Less energy) makes this purifier a good choice for the consumers.
2. Kent Aura:
One of the most popular air purifiers for households is Kent Aura. Having a HEPA filter which protects against PM 2.5 The device has a HEPA and carbon filter allows the purifier to block PM 2.5, SPM and fight bad odour. Having a CADR of 180 cubic meter/h, kent aura is perfect for rooms which are smaller is size. The users can get to know about the quality levels of air through the LED display that shows three colors (Blue, pink and red). The Kent Aura is priced at around Rs. 11,000 on Flipkart and Amazon.
3. Honeywell Air Touch HAC35M1101G
With 300 cubic meter/height, Honeywell Air Touch purifier easily covers up an area up to 450 square feet area which makes it the best choice for living rooms and bedrooms.
Having a 3D air flow function, the device sucks in air from the sides and bottom and passes it through its multi-layer air purification system. Its 3 in 1 filter system includes Pre-filter, HEPA, and HiSiv filter. The Pre-filter removes PM 10 and hair particles, HEPA filter removes bacteria and PM 2.5 particles and the bad odor of the air is removed with the help of HiSiv filter.
The filters are easy to clean and do not require any expert guidance. Its 3-in-1 purification filter system cleans any possible pollutant present in the air and makes it a perfect steal.
The purifier is available in Champagne Gold and Classic White color variants at a price tag of Rs 25,990.
4. GermGuardian AC5000E 3-in-1 Air Cleaner
This is another device on our list which offers 3-in-1 air cleaning system that tackles airborne pollutants – creating a healthy environment at least inside the home for you and for your family.
The 3-in-1 system includes:
- True HEPA Filter– Captures 99.97% of microscopic allergens and dust, optimal filter for people suffering from allergies or asthma
- Carbon Filter– Helps in keeping the room smell fresh by reducing odors
- UV-C Light– Kills bacteria and viruses that otherwise would cause health issues
Due to its ideal size, light weight and vertical design, it is an excellent choice for small to medium-sized rooms up to 193 sq ft. and can fit practically anywhere.
5. Philips 2000 series (AC2887/20)
Last in the list is the purifier from Philips – also known as the silent killer, best suited for areas varying from 24 to 41 meters square Philips 2000 series delivers a CADR rate of 344 cubic meter/h and is capable of removing ultrafine particles, harmful gases, bacteria, and odor.
The Aerasense technology of the device provides indications about the filter replacements. Capable of reducing the noise level to 20.5db in the silent mode, allowing users to have a noise-free and comfortable sleep at night.
The purifier comes with a price tag of Rs 22,995 which is 10k cheaper than the 3000 series.
So, these were our top picks for the best air purifiers in India with their respective pros and cons. Take your call wisely.