Owning an air purifier is making more sense now, owing to the alarming levels of increasing air pollution in major cities around the country. If ignored, polluted air poses a high risk of developing respiratory disorders and can be potentially harmful to people already suffering from respiratory problems. Hence, it makes sense to have an air purifier at home, especially an air purifier that takes care of allergies that are brought on with the changing season. There are several air purifiers to choose from that range from different prices and features, but as we know, one wants the best air purifier. One can either go for a basic air purifier that simply cleans the air with the touch of a few buttons or purchase an air purifier that is packed with features. There are room air purifiers that are IoT enabled and can be controlled from the comfort of a smartphone. To make your search easier, here’s a list of the best air purifiers at different prices offering numerous features that try to lower pollutants floating in the air at home or office.
The IQAIr HealthPro 250 is a powerful air purifier that delivers on its claims. The device caters to a niche category of users that want better air quality in their homes, regardless of how much it costs. For those who suffer from breathing problems, It is one of the best options to choose from right now. It comes equipped with an F8 PreMax Filter, the V5-Cell MG filter, which consists of an activated carbon filter, and a hospital-grade class H12/13 HEPA filter. it can cover an area of up to 800 sq ft and one can also duct the air purifier for better performance.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||100-120 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||NA|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||40, 75, 130, 170, 200, 300 cfm (70, 130, 220, 290, 340, 510 m3 /h)|
|Filter Type||:||Hyper Hepa|
|Dimensions||:||H 71 x W 38 x D 41 cm|
Meant for room sizes of 280 sq. ft., the unique feature in the 'i' models is the presence of an air quality sensor that speeds up the fans automatically whenever it detects a drop in the air quality of the room. Apart from that, the Classic 280i purifies the air using their patented HEPASilent technology. It has a smart panel on top to display Wi-Fi connectivity, fan speed status, filter status and the air quality of the room including PM 2.5 and VOC levels. The Blueair Friend app will let you control all the modes remotely without touching the purifier but it needs some work. You can also monitor the air quality of your room in real-time and accordingly set the fan speed.
|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|
|Dimensions||:||530 x 440 x 210|
The Series 3000 AC3821 air purifier by Philips features a digital display to show you the current PM2.5 levels in the air. WIth a humidifying feature, it's helpful in increasing the humidity in the air by up to 60 percent for alleviating symptoms brought on due to allergies. The device can cover an area of up to 80 sq. m and has a CADR of 310 cubic meter per hour and humidification rate of 600ml/h.
|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|
|Dimensions||:||20 x 35 x 30 cms|
The Sense+ isn’t power hungry, drawing in around 7W at the lowest fan speed while scaling to about 46W at its highest. It has a feather-touch display on the top that lets you toggle through the different settings. The panel also notifies you when it’s time to change the filters. The settings can also be controlled through Wi-Fi in the same way on the Classic 280i using the Blueair Friend app. It gives you information on room temperature, humidity and other sensory data. The Sense+ will be able to filter out smoke, dust, and pollen using two particle filters with activated carbon filtration. It also filters out particulate pollutants using the HEPASilentPlus filtration method, capable of blocking harmful particles down to the size of 0.1 micron.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||7 - 45 watts|
|Coverage Area(sq.ft.)||:||186 sq ft|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||29 - 50 dB(A)|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||120 cfm|
|Dimensions||:||492 x 470 x 170 mm|
Packed with IoT features, voice commands, diffused air flow mode and more, the device is recommended for those who want a good-looking, feature-rich air purifier that performs well when the IAQ is in moderate to a slightly higher range. It features a sleek design, which sets it apart from most air purifiers of today. It also connects to the Dyson Link app, which doubles up as a remote and sports some additional features too. Equipped with a HEPA filter, which is constructed using glass borosilicate, it is capable of trapping particles as small as 0.1 microns. It has another filter made of activated carbon with Tris-coated graphite crystals that can trap harmful gases, household fumes, remove odour and formaldehyde.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||NA|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||NA|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||70|
|Dimensions||:||7.7 x 4.3 x 40.1 inches|
The Air Touch S8 is capable of covering an area of 450 sq. ft. Although it supports app control, the buggy implementation of the app is a letdown. It’s better to control the air purifier from the device itself until there’s a software patch. Leave aside the app, the Air Touch S8 works out to be a decent air purifier to own. The air quality of the room is displayed using different coloured LEDs. If it falls, then the fan speeds regulate automatically just like the Blueair Classic 280i. The patented HiSiv filter is said to remove odours and toxic gases from the room. It also includes a pre-filter and an HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) filter in its purification system.
|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)||:||NA|
|Filter Type||:||Pre Filter, HEPA Filter and Patented HivSiv filter|
The Mi Air Purifier 2S features similar design as its predecessor but gets a new OLED display to show the PM2.5 levels this time. The air purifier has a filter that is capable of clearing particulate matter down to 0.3~0.5 microns. Of course it can reduce PM2.5 and PM10 levels as well. The device's cylindrical filter is composed of three layers and comes with a pre-filter, an H11-grade EPA certified filter, and an activated carbon filter that eliminates dust, pollen and harmful gases as well. The device claims to have a CADR of 310 cubic meter/h and is said to be effective for rooms up to 37 meter square. It can also be linked with the Mi Home app to enable IoT capabilities like remote monitoring and operation.
|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|
|Dimensions||:||240 × 240 × 520|
Like regular mid-range air purifiers, the Aura has a HEPA filter that intercepts particulate matter from the air, and additionally, this filter apparently has an anti-bacterial coating. Another normal feature, the carbon filter will be able to take out bad odour from the room and cigarette smoke as well. The device isn’t huge, standing at about 500mm in height, it can take up a quiet corner of your room or office. It has a control panel on the top for various controls such as changing modes, setting fan speeds, and it also houses an indicator alarm when it’s time to change the filter. Along with the particulate matter meter shipped along with the purifier, the device has an in-built air quality monitor. Based on the quality displayed, you can either turn up or turn down the fan speed.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||45|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||N/A|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||N/A|
|Filter Type||:||HEPA Filter|
|Dimensions||:||35 x 18 x 48.2|
The Mi Air Purifier 2 cleans PM2.5 and other particulate matter up to 0.3~0.5 microns. It has three layers, consisting of a primary filter, EPA Filter and activated carbon filter, to clean various particles such as dust, pollen and fibres, human hair and more. Xiaomi claims that the Mi Air Purifier can circulate and clean the air in a 750-square feet room in about 20 minutes. The Mi Home app that controls the purifier gives real time data on air quality index (AQI). Once setup, you can interact with the purifier from anywhere you wish as long as it’s switched on. App support for an IoT-enabled air purifier with basic filters makes it quite an attractive option at this price.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||31|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||30|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||310|
|Filter Type||:||Triple Layer ( Primary, HEPA and activated Carbon) Filter|
|Dimensions||:||24 x 24 x 52|
Sitting on the portable side of air purifiers, the Series 1000 is equipped with a lot of essential features. The air purifier is capable of removing PM2.5 pollutants using the combination of its Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. Apart from particulate matter, it also removes harmful gases such as formaldehyde and a few total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). There’s a real-time air quality check onboard and in the auto-mode, the fans will speed up whenever there’s a drop in the air quality. The air purifier claims to even remove bacteria and viruses.
|Power Consumption (W)||:||50|
|Noise Level (dB)||:||33|
|Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)||:||270|
|Filter Type||:||Extra-thick NanoProtect TRUE HEPA Series 1 Filter|
|IQAIr HeathPro 250||amazon||₹130000|
|Blueair Classic 280i||amazon||₹34000|
|Philips Series 3000 AC3821 Air Purifer||flipkart||₹19999|
|Dyson Pure Cool||amazon||₹44900|
|Honeywell Air Touch S8||amazon||₹27195|
|Mi Air Purifier 2S||amazon||₹8499|
|Mi Air Purifier 2||amazon||₹12990|
|Philips Series 1000||amazon||₹9815|
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