With Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) touching figures of more than 400, it is important to take maximum precautions to prevent harmful and hazardous pollutants from entering your body. While the air quality at home is bearable, most children and the elderly are not able to cope with such insane levels of pollution. This is where air purifiers come into play, which remove contaminants from the air and improve indoor air quality.
That being said, here are some of the best air purifiers you can purchase across different price ranges for your home based on filter quality and room coverage:
Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Lite
The three layers include a a primary filter, a true HEPA filter, and an and an activated carbon filter,, which filters 99.99% of 0.1μm particles. 360-degree filtration:
- Starting with the most affordable option on the list, the Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Lite consists of three layers of filters, including a true HEPA filter layer, which removes 99.97 percent of unwanted and harmful particles from the air.
- This air purifier is perfect for covering room sizes of 269 to 463 square feet and intakes air from every corner of the room.
- The Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Lite can be controlled right from your smartphone through a dedicated app that allows you to switch modes, schedule boot times, and even show the days left for replacing the filters.
|Easily operable with touch controls
|No air quality indicator
|Handy and fresh design
Price: Rs 8,997
Coway AirMega 150 Air Purifier:
Coway AirMega 150 Professional Air Purifier for Home, Longest Filter Life:
- Next up is the Coway Professional Air Purifier, which is one of the best air purifiers under Rs 15,000 you can currently get this pollution season.
- Suitable for room sizes of 355 square feet, the air purifier comes in tow with a green anti-flu true HEPA filter along with a carbon pre-filter that not only keeps pollution particles at bay but also eliminates viruses and allergen particles of PM2.5 or less.
- The cartridge-style air filters can be easily removed and cleaned with minimal effort when the LED filter lights up. Per the company, these filters can last for 8,500 hours, which is among the highest in the market.
|It gets rid of viruses and allergen particles
|No WiFi capability or smart features
|Cartridge-style air filters
|Tends to get loud
Price: Rs 12,900
Philips Air Purifier AC2936/63:
Philips is the No. 1 brand of air purifiers in India (source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2020ED).
- Delhiites looking for an air purifier from a popular and renowned brand can go for the Philips AC2936/63, which comes loaded with tonnes of smart features and functionalities.
- For starters, this air purifier has smart sensors for instantly detecting ultra-fine particles that allow it to change the purification modes accordingly.
- Secondly, with the Phiilips Air+ app support, users can keep tabs on all the crucial information, such as air quality and filter status, and even control the device when not at home.
- The Philips AC2936/63 is suitable for medium-sized rooms of around 484.3 square feet. The company claims the machine is capable enough to remove 99.97 percent of unseen particles in the air, which include pollutants, viruses, and aerosols.
- ITASHIELD INTELLIGENT AUTO PURIFICATION: Removes 99.9% of airborne pollutants as small as 0.003 microns, 800 times smaller than PM2.5 particles.
- AERASENSE TECHNOLOGY: Automatically scans pollutants in the air 60,000 times per minute to filter out dust mites, pollen, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, etc. in real time.
- AIRMID CERTIFICATION: Removes 99.9% bacteria and viruses; tested to remove airborne H1N1 virus
- ECARF CERTIFICATION: Removes 99.99% pollen and house dust mites, Allergy-friendly quality tested by ECARF
- INSTANT PURIFICATION: With a high clean air delivery rate of 380 m3/h, it makes sure you breathe healthy air even during a heavy pollution season. It can be used for rooms up to 43 square meters (416 square feet) in size.
- INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: Numerical PM2.5, gases and allergen levels display and ambient light ring indicator, along with a smart filter indicator, detect actual pollutants filtered and calculate filter lifetime. You can easily check the current filter status on screen for effortless maintenance.
|Many smart features and functionalities
|Decent coverage area
|Wobbles on full fan speed
Price: Rs 19,998
Honeywell Air Touch U1 Air Purifier
Air Touch U1 Air Purifier anti-bacterial filter, and a high-grade H13 HEPA filter:
If you’re on the lookout for an air purifier that has an extensively large coverage area, then the Honeywell Air Touch U1 is definitely worth checking out.
The air purifier is capable of providing clean and pollutant-free air in rooms that have an area of around 1085 square feet. It features all the crucial air filter layers, such as a pre-filter, an anti-bacterial filter, and a high-grade H13 HEPA filter.
Despite its large size, the Honeywell Air Touch U1 makes minimal noise and allows people in the room to remain distraction-free. The device is also WiFi-enabled, allowing you to control its settings right from a mobile phone app.
|Vast coverage area
|Difficult to maintain
Price: Rs 23,996
Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier TP03
Cool Link Air Purifier TP03 removes 99.95 percent allergen particles.
This unique-looking air purifier is the most premium of the bunch, which is expected from a renowned brand like Dyson. This tower air purifier is capable of removing 99.95 percent allergen particles, such as PM2.5 and PM10, down to PM0.1 particles
The device filters the air in a 360-degree manner and ensures harmful minute particles and pollutants are not released back into the room. For the most effective results, place the Dyson Pure Cool Link in a room of 400 square feet.
In terms of features, it has easy scheduling, 10 air-speed settings, auto mode, night-time mode, sleep timer, an easy-to-clean aperture, voice control through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and much more.
|Removes ultra-small particles from air
|Packed with smart features
|Low coverage area
Price: Rs. 34,900