The already bad air quality in India gets worse in winters. After Diwali, the national capital New Delhi records another high in air quality index, most of the metro cities followed. People are getting more aware of this issue as they are also worried about their immunity and health because of the coronavirus. While the country is battling COVID-19 and working on reducing the air pollution, air purifiers have made it significantly easy to control the air quality indoors. Air purifiers have the highest demand in the northern parts of the country, but over the months, cities like Bangalore and Mumbai has recorded an increase in demand. The air purifiers are available online and instore from Rs 3,000 per unit.
Here are the top air purifiers available in India:
Philips Air Purifier – Series 3000i
Philips air purifiers are certified to remove 99.9% of the H1N1 virus, bacteria, dust mites and pollen allergens as well. Most viruses that transmit through the air are smaller than 0.1 microns, so the benchmark to choose an air purifier should be CADR, i.e., clear air delivery rate. Higher the CADR, faster the cleaning rate. Philips air purifiers are available in the price range from Rs 8,995 to Rs 74,995 with the CADR ranging from 190-657 m3/hr. Earlier in October, Philips launched New Urban Living Series, air purifiers for urban homes, priced starting from Rs 17,500.
Dyson air purifier – DP04
Dyson is a well-known brand, recognised for its high-quality air purifiers. The Pure Cool Air Purifier Model DP04 is packed with features that can sense pollutants in real-time. The Dyson air purifier has an AQ indicator which gets updated in every 12 seconds and an AQI graph that is displayed on the indicator screen which makes sure the air is clean. The purifier cleans the air at a speed of over 290 L per second, has 3600 Dealer glass HEPA with an activated carbon filter. It has 3 angle options so that it can deliver clear air all around the room. The Dyson air purifier can be connected to the Dyson link app and can be monitored conveniently. Dyson air purifier isn’t the most affordable option but it sure is one of the best.
Mi Air Purifier 2S
The Mi Air Purifier 2S has two modes, one is built with Alexa Echo Dot technology and another without. You can download the Mi Home app and control the device, conveniently. It is an efficient, energy-saving air purifier with an OLED display which is one of the most exceptional features in the device. The Mi Air Purifier has a laser particle sensor, provides odour-free, and allergen-free air. The CADR of the air purifier is 310 m3 per hour with a 3-layered filtration and this purifier doesn’t make noise while operating.
Honeywell Air Touch i8
Honeywell Air Touch i8 is one of the best air purifiers available which ensure maximum circulation of air. This air purifier is packed with some unique features like pre-filters before the HEPA and HiSiv filters; it takes air from the bottom and sides of the appliance and releases the clean air from the top. It boasts a CADR of 300 m3 per hour with energy-efficient technology and can clean up a normal size room within 10 minutes.
Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009
Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 is a product of globally known manufacturers of world-class air purifiers. This is one of the most affordable air purifiers available in the India market and with the CADR of 303 m3 per hour, it is also the best in quality in the price range. With the HEPA filters, it also has pre-filters which enables the device to remove large dust particles or hair. The Coway Sleek Pro AP-1009 has the Urethane carbon filter which is efficient in removing harmful gases and bad odour present in the air.