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9 Best Air Purifier in India – Reviews and Buying Guide

 

INTRODUCTION

Have you noticed, people in India are suddenly being concerned about the quality of the air they are breathing? And why they shouldn’t be. India is now ranked first in the list of countries with worst air quality, 7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities belongs to India.

If you are also living in one of these metro cities you must have noticed this exponential degradation in air quality. The situation has come to a point where not only the outdoor air quality as well as the indoor air quality has become a point of concern.

It’s really heartbreaking for those who still think that the indoor air is not polluted. There are so many studies that show how Indoor air is more pollution than the outdoor air.

Living in a polluted room is not a good option for anyone, according to the normal living standards we need to inhale the air without such chemicals which are nowadays vitally used in our daily products or assets, as they pollutes the indoor air gradually but effectively harms our physical and mental health.

So with the increase in level of pollutants in the air, Air Purifier for home has become the need of one’s family. To help you in choosing the right air purifier for your house here is the list of some best air purifiers of India.

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Best Air Purifier in India

1. PHILIPS AERASENSE AIR PURIFIER AC3256

Being in the industry from so long, Philips is manufacturing the best air purifiers in India.This air purifier is incredibly capable to detect the ultrafine particles in your room. With a wide coverage area & CADR this air purifier is a perfect match for large living rooms. Philips AeraSense Air Purifier is rated as the best buy among other air purifiers.

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Power Consumption (W) 60
Coverage Area (sq.ft.)818
Noise Level (dB)32.5 - 63.8
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 40-300
Filter Type Nano protect HEPA
Dimensions (cm) H 71 x W 38 x D 41
IonizerNA

The purifier is capable to filter out ultrafine particles up to size .02 microns. Philips has used the Advanced NanoProtect filter which claims superior purification efficiency and lifetime against airborne particles. Also, the device is very energy efficient.

Apparently, the filter life is longer in this air purifier as compared to other air purifiers in India. This purifier is the best option for those who are suffering from Asthma, Allergy or any other breathing problems.

Pros
  • Long Filter Life
  • Lifetime protection promised against many airborne particles.
  • Best suit for large rooms.
Cons
  • Bit heavy for a middle class pocket.

2. BLUEAIR CLASSIC 280I

The Blueair Classic 280i Slim is one of the lightest weighted and compact air purifiers available in India. The purifier is portable and very easy to move around your home. With the HEPA silent Filter, the air purifier is well capable to remove all airborne pollutants.

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Power Consumption (W) 20- 80 watts
Coverage Area (sq.ft.) 279 sq. ft
Noise Level (dB) 32 - 56 dB(A)
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 200 cfm
Filter Type HEPASilent
Dimensions533 x 432 x 209
IonizerNA

The device is equipped with an air quality sensor which will automatically speed ups the fans in case of any drop in the air quality of the room. The device is well suited for smaller rooms.
The device is smart enough to show indoor AQI as well as outdoor AQI in real-time. User can easily operate the device with the Blueair Friend application.

Pros
  • Hepasilent Technology
  • Smart-Display panel
  • Real-time air quality Monitoring
Cons
  • Lack behind in smart features like Child lock, Multi-function modes.
  • Not suitable for bigger houses

3. PHILIPS SERIES 3000 AC3821 AIR PURIFIER

From the wide range of air purifiers by Philips this one works on a complete 5 stage purification process. The air purifier accommodates a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, HEPA layer 1, HEPA layer 2, and the VitaShield IPS.

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Power Consumption (W) 45 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) 860 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 310 m³/h
Filter Type Air Purifer and Humidifier
Dimensions20 x 35 x 30 cms
IonizerNA

The air purifier is also capable to filter H1N1 virus along with dust, pollen, mites, and animal dander and other pollutants. The device is very handy with specially designed modes for sleep & allergens. With the trust of Philips, the product also comes with 2 years of warranty.

Pros
  • Easy to carry around
  • Child lock
  • 5-stage purification process
Cons
  • Can disturb your pocket a bit

4. BLUEAIR SENSE+

The air purifier is best suitable for small & medium size rooms. Highly equipped with HEPASilent & carbon filter the purifiers assure the removal of 99.97% of airborne pollutants like bacteria, viruses, allergens, and also the foul smell.

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Power Consumption (W)7 - 45 watts
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) 90 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) 29 - 50 dB(A)
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 238
Filter Type HEPA
Dimensions492 x 470 x 170 mm
IonizerNA

Users will get complete control with wi-fi connectivity. The air purifier is highly efficient & works in minimal noise. Manufacturers are offering 5 years of warranty on the product.

Pros
  • Energy efficient
  • Whisper silent performance
  • 5 years of warranty
Cons
  • Not suitable for bigger rooms

5. DYSON PURE COOL

As the name says Dyson pure cool is designed in a very creative style. In looks, the purifier will definitely give you a luxury feel. The purifier looks like a transparent link tower.

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Power Consumption (W) NA
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) NA
Noise Level (dB)NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)70
Filter Type HEPA
Dimensions7.7 x 4.3 x 40.1 inches
Ionizer NA

The device is very efficient, it automatically removes 99.95% of allergens & pollutants as small as PM 0.1 (0.1 microns) including dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, pet dander, VOCs and other harmful gases/odors.
The device is Wi-Fi enabled & smart so you can monitor your indoor air quality on your phones by simply using the Dyson link app.

The device is specially engineered to circulate the purified air throughout the large spaces.
The device also gives smart features like easy scheduling, 10 air-speed settings, auto mode, night-time mode, sleep timer.

Pros
  • Circulate the purified air throughout the large spaces.
  • Certified by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Cons
  • A bit costly than regular air purifiers present in the market

6. HONEYWELL AIR TOUCH S8

The Honeywell Air Touch S8 purifier is a Wi-Fi enabled smart purifier. Specially designed for polluted cities like Delhi, the air purifier can easily clear out 99% of pollutants.

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Power Consumption (W) 7.5 W - 52 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) up to 450 sq. ft
Noise Level (dB) NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 300
Filter Type Pre Filter, HEPA Filter and Patented HivSiv filter
Dimensions NA
Ionizer Yes

With the Clean Air Delivery Rate of 300-meter cube per hour, the air purifier can cover the area of 450 square feet easily which makes this air purifier a good match for your bedroom or living room.

The purifier works as a three-stage advanced filtration system, High-efficiency HEPA filter that removes any microscopic pollutant and allergens above 0.3 microns including PM 2.5 and pollens; Patented HiSiv filter with unique honeycomb design removes formaldehyde, toxic gases, VOCs & odour.

Pros
  • Best Choice for Metro city pollution
  • Long-lasting filter
  • Wider coverage area
Cons
  • Does not have a noise reduction feature

7. MI AIR PURIFIER 2S

With almost similar features as its precursors, this Air purifier has got one extra thing that is OLED display that shows the PM 2.5 levels, temperature and humidity, Wi-Fi connection, and working mode. One can easily control the Air purifier with the Mi Home app.

 

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Power Consumption (W) 29W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) 21m² ~ 37m²
Noise Level (dB) NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 310m³/h
Filter Type 360-degree triple layer
Dimensions240 × 240 × 520
IonizerNA

The device can function on three different modes (auto, night & manual). Another best thing about this purifier is its 360-degree coverage, which can easily cover all the corners of your room. The air purifier is designed so well that it barely produces any sound. So overall it’s a Good Air purifier for your bedroom & living room.

Pros
  • Work silently.
  • Easy to operate
  • 360-degree coverage
Cons
  • Filters need frequent service.

8. KENT AURA

Kent Aura 45-Watt Room Air Purifier is an ideal air purifier for any small size room. It’s a regular mid-range air purifier with HEPA filter which can remove 99% of harmful particles from the air.

 

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Power Consumption (W) 45
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) 270
Noise Level (dB) N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 180
Filter Type HEPA Filter
Dimensions35 x 18 x 48.2
IonizerYes

The Air purifier is best to capture pollutants larger than 0.3 microns: dust, mites, pollen, tobacco smoke, etc. It also has a specially treated activated carbon filter that absorbs any type of odour. Also, the device has an inbuilt ionizer which makes the air fresh by releasing negative ions.

The device also comes with a built-in sensor, LED display, Intelligent Air Quality Monitoring. The Model design is very convenient. Its compact design won’t take much space in your room. Excellent features like Child lock, Timer, three different fan speed, filter change alarm makes it more user-friendly. Being a new entrant in the field of air purifiers, Kent is undoubtedly providing some best features to the users.

Pros
  • HEPA Filter
  • Operate Silently
  • Filter change Alarm
Cons
  • Not that effective on Delhi smog

9. MI AIR PURIFIER 2

This Air purifier manufactured by Xiamoi comes with a lot of smart & exciting features. Firstly the High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestant purification systems which make it perfect for a medium-sized living room and bedrooms. It takes only 10 minutes to purify the room.

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Power Consumption (W) 31
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) N/A
Noise Level (dB) 30
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 310
Filter Type Triple Layer ( Primary, HEPA and activated Carbon) Filter
Dimensions24 x 24 x 52
IonizerN/A

With the triple-layer filtration process, it removes harmful pollutants up to the level of PM 2.5 levels. Activated Carbon Filter easily locks the odour, eliminate allergens and other harmful substances.

High-quality particle sensors of this air purifier help you to monitor the air quality index in real-time. You can also control the air purifier with the Mi Home app and can also monitor the air quality index in real-time. The best aspect of this air purifier is its 360 coverage. Also, the air purifier is specially designed to work silently.

Pros
  • Purifying the room in just 10 minutes
  • Produces zero noise.
  • Operate from the mobile app
Cons
  • Filters need replacements more often.

10. PHILIPS SERIES 1000

With the power of Vitashield Intelligent Purification System Technology & Extra-thick NanoProtect TRUE HEPA Series 1 Filter, this air purifier promises to remove 99.97% allergens & ultra-fine particles as small as 0.02 microns, 100 times smaller than PM 2.5. It is also 100% ozone free.

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Power Consumption (W) 11-50
Coverage Area (sq.ft.) 677
Noise Level (dB) 33
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) 270
Filter Type Extra-thick NanoProtect TRUE HEPA Series 1 Filter
Dimensions (cms) 24 x 35.9 x 55.8
IonizerN/A

The Air purifier also comes with Auto Mode, Allergen Mode & Night Sense (automatic light sensing) mode. One can also turn down the fan speed and sound level with its ultra-silent sleep sense mode. Considering its portable size this air purifier is the best fit for a room.

Pros
  • HEPA Filter
  • 100% Ozone free; Environmentally friendly
  • Smart Features
Cons
  • Will not be a good choice for bigger Houses.

Buyer’s Guide/ Things to Remember

Buying an Air purifier is still a tough task for most of us. Before buying an air purifier for your home you need to have a look at various aspects of it. There are already too many brands, models & types of air purifiers in India.

So to help you with this we have listed some of the factors that one must need to keep in mind while buying an air purifier for your home.

Choose the Right Filter

Air purifiers mostly use two types of Filters, One is composite and the other one is HEPA composite. To choose the best air purifier of India for your home, always go with the air purifiers having HEPA composite filters.

HEPA filtration is the most effective type of filtration process to remove small dust particles. HEPA Filters have the ability to remove particles down to the size of 0.1 microns. There are other Filters as well in the market but only a few of them can catch the effectiveness of HEPA Filters.

Choose the one with Higher CADR

CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate which represents the amount of purified air an air purifier is emitting every hour. So always choose the air purifier with Higher CADR.

Check ACH before buying

ACH stands for Air Changes per hour, which means how many times the air has been filtered through the air purifier. So Check according to the pollution level of your city & choose the right filter with good ACH value.

Look for the Air Quality Indicator

This will help you a lot to monitor the indoor air quality in real-time. Always choose the smart air purifier. Smart purifiers will:

  • Automatically change the fan speed according to the AQI.
  • Display real-time AQI.
  • Display the Humidity level of the room.
  • Be operational by the Mobile App.

Quiet air purifier

Air purifiers are not as silent as they promise. So always check the noise level of an air purifier before buying. According to the WHO while sleeping human ear can handle a 35-40db sound level without giving any stress to the body.

Most of the air purifiers produce noise in the range of 35-70db based on their fan speeds. While breathing only a human make the sound of range 0-30 db and if you are talking then it goes to 30-60 db. So don’t buy a very talkative air purifier for home.

Perfect for your Room

All air purifier is designed for different types of rooms. Search for the one which will be perfect for your room or house.

For example, if you want one air purifier just for your bedroom you might not need the one with large coverage area. So choose wisely.

Budget Friendly

There are already so many models of air purifiers in India. So choose the one that fits under your budget.

Energy Efficiency

Check the power consumption of the device before investing. This will save the environment as well as your pocket from the heavy electricity bills.

Top picks from us

Considering all the above air purifiers we have some top picks just to make your shopping a bit more easy:

  1. Philips 3821: The air purifier is a perfect suit for medium size houses and the best part is the air purifier is 100% eco-friendly. So while cleaning indoor air the purifier is not harming the environment.
  2. MI AIR PURIFIER 2S: The air purifier has many great features to get ranked in our top picks. The air purifier comes with an activated carbon filter, lowest noise generation, lower power consumption that too at a pocket-friendly price.
  3. Philips AeraSense Air Purifier AC3256: This air purifier is one of the most powerful air purifiers by Philips. With AeraSense technology the purifier is the best match for large rooms.

There is one more air purifier that I haven’t added in this list, which delivers the best on its claims is IQAir HealthPro 250. If money is not an issue & you want better quality for your home at any cost, then go for this. This purifier is one of the best options you have right now.

Causes & Controls of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution can be a stubborn guest in your home, as it can come along with a huge variety of chemicals and daily usage/ common useable products. Allow us to put some light on all the hidden causes of Indoor Air pollution:

Radon: often found in the bedrock underneath a home and in building materials.
Cigarette smoke: Smoke coming from the burning end of a cigarette and also the smoke exhaled by the smoker.
Biological contaminants: bacteria, mold, mildew, viruses, animal dander, dust mites, cockroaches, and pollen.
Combustion: unvented gas space heaters, woodstoves, fireplaces and gas stoves emit carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and small particles.
Household products: Paints, Cleaning products, Insect repellents, Detergent powders all contain chemicals that are released during use and storage.
Other Home Appliances: Harmful gases emitted by Air conditions & refrigerators.

And the list goes on. Therefore it makes sense to own an air purifier at home. Now let’s focus on the things we should follow to avoid this treacherous issue.

Avoid Smoking: No it’s not cool. Neither good for your health nor for society. So try to avoid it as much as you can.

Go organic: Try to Avoid Disloyal chemical products. We know it’s very difficult but at some point, we need to stop using these harsh chemicals, and now is the time.

Go Green: Indoor Plants are the best cure for this. So do keep plants in your house. Also, you can plant trees in your Balcony & Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As per WHO, the air standards in some cities of India are at dangerous level. To stay safe from airborne disease & pollution air purifier has become a need of one’s family.
Generally you need to replace the filters annually, but if you are living in metro cities like Delhi or Mumbai where the indoor quality is much worse the frequency might be shorter.
In terms of energy consumption the cost is almost negligible. Power consumption in one hour of a purifier is equivalent to power consumed by 1-3 CFL bulbs based on its fan speed. But if we talk about filters, it will cost you around 10k annually to maintain an air purifier.
We are already at the stage where we need to purify the air first & then breathe, which makes Air purifier a must buy for any Family to breathe healthy & live healthy. So let’s not take this planet for granted any more. Please do plant more trees and do not waste any resources that we have today. Let’s leave something good for our coming generation.

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