When it comes to cleaning your home, it certainly isn't a difficult task. But with air-pollution level rising at an unprecedented rate the air purifiers have risen to the occasion to help fight the complexities caused by bad air quality. The market is filled with all sorts of air purifiers that even go to a price tag of a lakh.
Before you plan on buying an air purifier, it is important to take a look at some crucial factors that include electricity consumption, standard certification, room size, noise levels and filter replacement charges.
With the festive season, air pollution every year takes a toll during Diwali that causes a rise in health-related issues. Although outdoor pollution causes health problems, the pollution inside the house is no less. To resist this problem, instead of burning crackers on this Diwali, buy an air purifier for your house that will help in keeping you and your loved ones safe from outdoor pollution that causes breathing and lung problems. There are many companies that have devised air purifiers, which can help improve the quality of the air indoors that can improve the air in a span of 2 hours.
Here are some of the best air purifiers that can be used to stay away from such vulnerabilities-
Philips Series 1000
The Philips Series 1000 is a portable air purifier that comes equipped with many essential features and is capable of removing PM2.5 pollutants using the combination of its Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. Other than the particulate matter, the Series 1000 also helps in getting rid of harmful gases like formaldehyde and a few total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). It comes with a real-time air quality check onboard and has an auto-mode, by which the fan speeds up whenever there is a drop in the air quality. It can also help in getting rid of viruses and bacteria. The Philips Series 1000 price is Rs 8000 approx.
Mi Air Purifier 2
Xiomi's Mi Air Purifier 2 can clean PM2.5 along with other particulate matters of up to 0.3~0.5 microns. The Mi Air Purifier 2 comes with three layers that comprise of a primary filter, EPA Filter and activated carbon filter, which cleans all sorts of dust particles like human hair, dust, pollen and fibres. According to the company, the Mi Air Purifier 2 can clean the air of a 750-square feet room in approx. 20 minutes. The Air Purifier can be controlled using a Mi Home app that delivers real-time data on air quality index. The Mi Air Purifier 2 price in India is Rs 12999 approx.
The Kent Aura is a regular mid-range air purifier that comes with HEPA filter that intercepts particulate matter from the air. The filter of this device comes with an anti-bacterial coating. It features a carbon filter that can take away bad odour from the room as well. In terms of shape and size, the Kent Aura is quite handy and stands at about 500mm in height. The Kent Aura is priced at Rs 15000 approx.
Mi Air Purifier 2S
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S comes with the same design as its predecessor, but feature a new OLED display. The display screen shows the PM2.5 levels and has a filter that can clear the particulate matter down to 0.3~0.5 microns. It comes with three layers of a cylindrical filter with a pre-filter, an H11-grade EPA certified filter, and an activated carbon filter, which helps get rid of dust, pollen and harmful gases as well. The Mi Air Purifier 2S works effectively for rooms up to 37-meter square. It comes with the Mi Home app that enables IoT like remote monitoring and operation.
Honeywell Air Touch S8
The Honeywell Air Touch S8 comes with an app control and is capable of covering almost 450sq. It comes with different coloured LEDs that display the air quality of the room. It gets an HiSiv filter that removes toxic gases and bad odour from the room and gets a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) filter in its purification system. The Honeywell Air Touch S8 is priced at Rs 28000 approx.