With an increase in air pollution levels, life is getting difficult to live in cities, especially in the Delhi NCR. While people are coping with the increasing pollution levels using masks outdoors, using an Air Purifier indoors is becoming a necessity these days. With PM 2.5 levels are soaring sky high, it is necessary for you to know which Air Purifiers are best for you.
Earlier, we featured an article about Air Purifiers and their need in your lives. With increased pollution levels, we bring to you a comprehensive list of Air Purifiers to suit your needs. Here is our list the best Air Purifiers you can buy in India below Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 20,000 respectively.
But before we take a look at the best Air Purifiers you can buy, let us first understand how they work.
How do Air Purifiers work?
All Air Purifiers fundamentally work in the same way. There are three layers of filters which complete the purification process efficiently. Some purifiers use all 3 and some use a combination of two or only one filters.
The first one is the Pre-filter. This filter is the outermost layer that traps bigger particles so the inner filters can refine the smaller ones.
The second line-of-defense is the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Absorber), which is a mesh of random fibers to capture particles like the PM 2.5 pollutant.
The final layer is an Activated Carbon Filter, that removes odours and other malicious elements from the air.
Now that we know how Air Purifiers work, let us take a look at the best Air Purifiers in India under Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 20,000.
Best Air Purifiers under Rs. 10,000
Under this category, we have mentioned the best value-for-money air purifiers that you can buy under Rs. 10,000.
Mi Air Purifier 2
The top value-for-money air purifier comes from the house of Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 comes with a Pre-filter, HEPA filter, as well as Carbon Activated filter. With a dedicated app and smart controls, the Mi Air Purifier 2 is effective for up to 400 sq. ft. area.
Buy Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 here – Rs. 8,999
Sharp Air Purifier (FU-A28E)
The Sharp Air Purifier (FU-A28E) comes with a Pre-filter and a HEPA filter. Best suited for about 150 sq. ft. area, this air purifier comes with a unique Plasmacluster technology to neutralize bacteria and virus.
Buy Sharp Air Purifier (FU-A28E) here – Rs. 9,999
Honeywell Air Touch A5
With a high CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 250 m3/h, the Honeywell Air Touch A5 effectively works in areas up to 323 sq.ft. with 9 ft. height. This air purifier comes with Pre-filter, HEPA filter, and a Carbon Activated filter.
Buy Honeywell Air Touch A5 here – Rs. 9,500
Kent Aura 45-Watt Room Air Purifier
The Kent Aura 45-Watt Room Air Purifier is one of the best in this price segment. With a Pre-filter, HEPA filter, and a Carbon Activated filter, the Kent Aura comes with a Filter change alarm and light sensor to monitor air quality.
Buy Kent Aura 45-Watt Room Air Purifier here – Rs. 9,999
HUL Pureit H101 50-Watt Air Purifier
The Hindustan Unilever Pureit H101 comes with a HEPA filter and a Carbon activated filter but misses out on a Pre-filter. It can effectively work in areas from 192 to 480 sq.ft. The HUL Pureit H101 Displays real-time AQI (Air Quality Index).
Buy HUL Pureit H101 50-Watt Air Purifier here – Rs. 9,990
Air Purifiers under Rs. 20,000
While the purifiers under Rs. 10,000 are value-for-money, you can some advanced features and better filtration technology if you look for Air Purifiers between Rs. 10,000-20,000.
Pureit PureLung H201 Portable Room Air Purifier
Coming from Hindustan Unilever, the Pureit PureLung H201 is a portable Air Purifier that works effectively in areas of about 550 sq.ft. Featuring a Pre-filter, HEPA filter, and Activated Carbon filter, Pureit PureLung H201 features Auto operation and 360-degree intake.
Buy Pureit PureLung H201 Air Purifier here – Rs. 15,199
Tefal Intense Pure Air PU6025O1 Portable Room Air Purifier
With a unique Nanocapture technology for smallest particles and Four level filtration, Tefal Intense Pure Air PU6025O1 works effectively for up to 861 sq.ft area. Fitted with a pre-filter, HEPA filter, and active carbon filter, this air purifier is a value-for-money product in the big capacity segment.
Philips AC2882/50 Portable Room Air Purifier
Phillips is known for its quality products and it’s no different with its Air Purifiers as well. The Philips AC2882/50, while being a basic purifier and featuring only a HEPA filter, it can cover an effective operation area of 851 sq.ft.
Buy Philips AC2882/50 Air Purifier here – Rs. 14,499
Honeywell HAC30M1301W Portable Room Air Purifier
The second Honeywell product on our list, the HAC30M1301W Portable Room Air Purifier is a good product in this range. This air purifier also comes with only a HEPA filter, but you need not worry as it is claimed to be the longest lasting filter with 3,000 hours of usage. it is effective in an area as big as 387 sq.ft.
Kent Alps Portable Room Air Purifier
Another product from Kent, the Alps Portable Room Air Purifier is also a credible product. With an effective operational area of 430 sq.ft, this air purifier comes with an AQI indictor and FIlter change alarm. The Kent Alps Portable Room Air Purifier features only a HEPA filter.
Buy Kent Alps Portable Room Air Purifier here – Rs. 15,299
Lasko A554IN Portable Tower Air Purifier
With an effective operating area of 550 sq.ft, the Lasko A554IN comes only with a HEPA filter. The USP of this purifier is that comes with Stainless Steel filters so no replacement is needed and Dishwasher safe. However, the ozone emission of this air purifier could not be checked.
Buy Lasko A554IN Portable Tower Air Purifier here – Rs. 19,900
Sharp FP-FM40E-B 33-Watt Air Purifier
The Sharp FP-FM40E-B Air Purifier comes with a Pre-filter, a HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter and Ionizer. This Air Purifier can cover a 320 sq. ft area and comes with an auto-restart function that starts the machine automatically after a power failure.
Buy Sharp FP-FM40E-B 33-Watt Air Purifier here – Rs. 21,499