Post Diwali 2018, the air quality in northern part of India has deteriorated significantly, with Delhi being the worst hit. Large parts of Delhi have shown an Air Quality Index (AQI) of more than 999 when it comes to the most harmful PM2.5 particulate matter. There’s no other way of putting this: if you live in North India, the air you are breathing is hazardous at worst or ranges at very unhealthy in the best case scenario. The long term impacts of air pollution paint a scary picture where health is concerned.
One way to mitigate some of these risks is relying on air purifiers in your rooms, especially in bedrooms, to at least reduce some impact. Here is a list of air purifiers that you can currently purchase in India. This list is based on the options we have reviewed.
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S
Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2S was recently launched in the country as a successor to the Mi Air Purifier 2 and can be seen as the most affordable option on the list. The device continues with the standard high-efficiency particulate air or HEPA filter.
HEPA filters are the standard when it comes to removing PM2.5 particles and other things like pollen, pet dander, etc. It utilises a 360-degree cylindrical three-layer HEPA filter with a claimed clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 310-meter cube per hour, which should be good enough for most homes and especially bedrooms.
Mi Air Purifier 2S also sports an OLED display to show consumers the air quality index on the device without always having to rely on the app. Now whether you trust that number is something else.
Read more: Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S Review
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S price in India: Rs 8,999
Dyson Pure Cool Advanced Technology
If you are looking to go one step up when it comes to what an air purifier can do, then consider the Dyson Pure Cool Advanced Technology. Dyson claims it purifies much thinner PM 0.1 particles which most other players in the market cannot do. Dyson does this thanks to a glass mesh that ensures the smaller particles are filtered even before they reach the HEPA pleats. The filter life is also more than most of the completion. Also, the sensors on the devices are on constant lookout for particles and adjust the filtration process accordingly. The air purifier uses an extra thick HEPA pleats filters, which allows it to filter PM 0.1 particles which are over 100 times smaller than PM 2.5 particles.
It also offers a bladeless fan which adjusts the variable speed of the purifier on its own depending upon the conditions. Then there is the display which shows you readings from inside your home along with the AQI index of your city. The app also lets you control the device remotely. It also promises to clear air in the entire room and not just where it is placed. All this justifies the premium pricing too.
Dyson Pure Cool Advanced Technology price in India: Rs 44,900
Tefal Intense Pure Air XL
Tefal Intense Pure Air XL is a tower-shaped sleek air purifier with a four-layer filter including a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, a HEPA filter and a patented NanoCaptur filter. The company claims that the air purifier is able to filter up to 99.97 per cent of pollutants from the air along with harmful gases and odour.
Main USP of this air purifier is its low noise generation, it is claimed that this air purifier only generates 28dBA-52dBA of sound. This makes it ideal for children’s rooms, study rooms and your relaxation rooms. It has four fan speed settings, which helps consumers to help run this purifier in all environments. This air purifier also features a display to give you all the details about your surroundings.
Tefal Intense Pure Air XL price in India: Rs 19,990
Philips 3000 series AC3256
Philips 3000 series AC3256 comes with a five-layer filter setup, which includes a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, HEPA layer 1 filter, HEPA layer 2 filter and a VitaShield IPS filter. The carbon filter helps get rid of pollens, allergens, odour. The company claims that the air purifier will remove up to 0.02 micron fine particles.
The device has a coverage area of 1027 square feet and can deliver clean air with speed of up to 397 meter-cube per hour.
Read more: Philips 3000 series air purifier review
Philips 3000 series air purifier price in India: Rs 22,999
Honeywell Move Pure 2 car air purifier
This one is for those who want an air purifier while traveling to work. Honeywell Move Pure 2 is a portable air purifier you can install in your car, with the help of an adhesive layer on the bottom of the product and a power cable. The device consists of a LED display, which shows the number of suspended particles in the air. The company claims that the device cleans the air in 10 minutes with a circulation rate of five times in an hour thanks to its dual fan system.
It guarantees a 50 per cent removal of PM 2.5 particles for three cubic meter volume. Honeywell Move Pure 2 features a HEPA and double layer activated carbon filter to remove smoke, dust, PM 10, PM 2.5, hair, VOCs, odour and other harmful gases. The filter has a life of up to 360 hours, which might not be enough for residents of Delhi, considering the air quality index.
Honeywell Move Pure 2 car air purifier price in India: Rs 11,999