With the advancement of technology and industrialization, we are surrounded by numerous entities that add to air pollution in one or another way. We use masks to protect ourselves from outside pollutants present in air but when it comes to inside, the technology itself has given us a solution in the form of Air Purifiers that help to remove different kinds of contaminants present in the air and improves indoor air quality. On one hand, air purifiers reduce the risk of diseases that can be caused by air pollutants while on the other hand, these machines prove to be very beneficial for allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
Smoke particles and Volatile Organic Compounds pose different kinds of risks to our respiratory tracts, such as allergies, sick building syndrome, and other diseases. An air purifier acts as a filter to these pollutants and provides you with healthy air for breathing. There are different varieties of air purifiers available in the market that may confuse you during purchasing. So, here are some of the best variants you can opt for your indoors:
1. Philips AC1215-20
It is based on Vistashield Intelligent purification that automatically senses air quality and produces effective filtration size. It can purify a standard room in just 12minutes with a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 270 cubic meters per hour. It can effectively remove ultra-fine contaminants as small as 0.02 micron. Due to outdoor pollution or daily activities like cooking, indoor PM 2.5 level can increase above safer guidelines, and thus its smart air sensor can detect PM2.5 levels and boosts the purification speed. The Night sensing mode makes your bedroom ultrapure to give you a sound and healthy breath. The dimmed light and low sound help you and your family sleep better. It is based on a 4-stage filtration process, i.e. Pre-Filter, Activated Carbon Filter, and Double LayeredH13 grade TRUE HEPA filter.
|Filters out PM2.5||99%|
|Filters out bacteria and virus||99.9%|
|CADR (Cigarette Smoke)||270 cubic metre per hour|
|Control Panel Type||Touch|
|Effective Area||Upto 63 square metres|
2. Philips AeraSense-AC2887
Philips is the leading brand in the air purifier industry. Philips-AC2887 is a high-efficiency product that uses Vitashield Intelligent Purification that can easily remove 99.97% airborne pollutants as small as 0.003 microns. It can purify a standard room in just 10 minutes and you can optimize the purification using 3 types of modes provided- a General mode, an extra-sensitive Allergen mode, and an extra-powerful bacteria and virus mode. Its Aerasense can accurately identify fine particles that are even smaller than PM2.5 and gives you feedback of real-time indoor quality by showing PM2.5 level.
|Filters out pollen and house dust mites||99.99%|
|Filters out bacteria and virus||99.90%|
|CADR (Cigarette Smoke)||333 cubic metre per hour|
|Recommended Area||269-409 sq. feet|
|Warranty||2 years international warranty|
3. Mi Purifier
It is a smart technology-based air purifier that has an ultra-clear OLED display with dual control choices-via touch or via app connectivity. It comes with a 360 degrees High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that has a filtration efficiency of 99.97%. Its display shows real-time PM2.5 concentration, temperature, and humidity. Its smart features include Smart app control, WiFi connection, and Google Assistant. It has an innovative design for consistent airflow and noise-free working. Overall, it is a value for money product.
|Filters out pollutants||99.97%|
|CADR (Cigarette Smoke)||380 cubic metre per hour|
|Area Coverage||279-484 sq. feet|
4. Mi Air Purifier 2C
If you want pure indoor air at your home at a lower budget, then this product is surely for you. This product is aided with a true HEPA filter that has an efficiency of 99.97% for a particle size up to 0.3 microns. It has an innovative design that facilitates 360-degree air intake for efficient filtration and provides a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 350 cubic meters per hour. It has a real-time air quality indicator and facilitated with Do It Yourself filter change technique. It is highly beneficial for people suffering from allergies because its HEPA filter can capture minuscule particulates including pet dander, dust, mold spores, pollen, bacteria, viruses, and other troublesome allergens as small as 0.3 microns.
|Control Panel||One Button Control|
|Filters out pollutants||99.97%|
|CADR (Cigarette Smoke)||350 cubic metre per hour|
|Area Coverage||Upto 452 sq. feet|
|Warranty||1 year excluding filter|
This Japanese purifier is based on the mechanism of Plasmacluster Technology in which Plasmacluster positive and negative ions are released to form highly oxidizing radicals such that when they interact with mold and viruses, they instantly break them down by removing hydrogen. This process makes your indoors highly pure and its 20 degrees AirFlow helps in cleaning and purifying the air from the roof to the floor. Haze mode is provided for high pollutant level situations so that high-density Plasmacluster ions are released and in the combination of different fan speed, impurities are quickly removed. It is also aided with a dust and odour sensor and produces very low noise that you can have a sound sleep.
|Filters out bacteria and virus||99.99%|
|Filters out mould and allergens||99.9%|
6. Honeywell HAC25M1201W
It has a 3-stage advanced air filtration system that removes air contaminants with more than 99% efficiency. This filtration system consists of a washable pre-filter to remove larger sized pollutants, followed by a HEPA and an activated carbon filter to achieve PM2.5 removal efficiency. It also removes formaldehyde, toxic gases, VOCs, etc. It does not emit any harmful gases as a byproduct of the filtration process and is completely Ozone Free. It has a 3D air-flow design receiving air from sides and bottom and delivering pure air from the top at an angle appropriate to ensure optimum air circulation. It has a low operating sound of 38-63dB so that it doesn’t disturb you during your rest period.
|Filters out pollutants||99% efficiency|
|CADR||250 cubic metre per hour|
|Coverage Area||Upto 30 sq. metre|
|Filter Life||3000 hours (8 hours daily usage)|
7.Blue Star BS AP490LAN
It is one of the highly recommended products in air-purification requirements as it can act on all three types of air pollutants – physical, chemical, and microbiological. It works with the help of a 7-stage filtration mechanism including a high-density aluminium pre-filter to remove large size pollutants, a cold catalyst filter and a formaldehyde removal filter to absorb and remove offensive odours, benzene, TVOCs, formaldehyde smoke, and TVOCs, an antibacterial filter, a True HEPA filter to trap fine dust particulate matter up to PM10 and PM 2.5 and finally, the microbe sterilizes technology to neutralize air-borne microbes and bacteria. It is integrated with a digital numeric indicator, good sleep mode, odour sensor, and filter clean alarm.
|User Interface||Touch with wireless remote control|
|CADR||915 cubic metre per hour|
|Coverage Area||800 sq. feet|
|Others||Silent Mode and Child Lock|
8. Havells Freshia
Havells-Freshia is based on advanced HEPA technology that can filter PM 2.5 up to 0.02micron particles to give a removal efficiency of 99.9%. It consists of a 5-stage filtration process that involves Pre-Filter, Cold Catalyst, Activated Carbon, Antibacterial, and HEPA technology filtration that makes your breathing extremely healthy. This advanced filtration device comes with safety controls like Sleep Mode, Manual Timer Setting, Automatic Filter Replacement Reminder, and an Odor Sensor so that you can optimize the controls in this machine as per your requirements. It is run by a noiseless BLDC motor and gives one of the best Clean Air Delivery Rates. One of the best parts of this Havells product is that the company provides good customer support both on calls and at the doorstep.
|Power Rating||40W with 3 levels Fan Speed|
|CADR||180 cubic metre per hour|
|Coverage Area||215 sq. feet|
9.Blue Star BS AP300DAI
Bluestar has launched this product in the most affordable budget range and its working principle is based on an advanced 3-stage multi purification system involving HEPA and Carbon active filters to trap the fine dust particles and bacteria up to PM2.5. It is aided with Microbe Deactive+ technology that effectively neutralizes bacteria, mold, pollen, etc, and destroys more than 99.5% of airborne pollutants. It has been provided with an easy operating interface that consists of Filter Clean Alarm, Filter Change Alarm, Silent Mode, Turbo Mode, and Timer that enables user preferred time of auto switch off.
|CADR||444 cubic metre per hour|
|Coverage Area||300 sq. feet|
10. Aura Purifier 45-Watt
This product is provided by kent, a leading brand in air and water-based purification. Its filtration method is based on HEPA technology that efficiently collects dust and harmful pollutants from the air. The contaminants are specially treated by carbon filters with specially sized pallets for better adsorption properties to odour, oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, cigarette smoke, etc. It is integrated with an ionizer that improves the air quality and delivers refreshing air in the room. To ensure safety, a one-touch child lock is also provided and its intelligent light sensor continuously monitors the air quality. It has a pedestal mode of installation which makes it extremely convenient to use and install the appliance.
|CADR||180 cubic metre per hour|
|Coverage Area||290 sq. feet|