Top 10 Budget Air Purifiers in India

By Digit | Updated on 05-Nov-2019

Considering how bad the air quality is, Air purifiers should be deemed an indispensable household gadget. It won’t be long before they might be placed, even rightfully so, besides your television or the sofa. As there’s no real solution for lowering the toxicity in the air outdoors, one can only hope to breathe purified, healthy air in controlled environments like their offices or homes. However, buying a top-level performing purifier can be a daunting task as there are many things to consider like the type of filter technology used, size and grade of filters, Clean Air Delivery Rate and more. Making this task easier for you, here’s a list of the top 10 air purifiers to buy under budget to survive in Delhi/NCR under budget. Do note that the air purifiers are stacked in in the order of least expensive to most expensive.

SHARP FU-A28E
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    48 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    150 SQ FT
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    47 db
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    168 CMH

Sharp has air purifiers across varying price points and its bare bones basic FU-A28E air purifier has the chops to remove impurities from the air. It features both, active and passive means of air filtration where the former is achieved using the company’s Plasmacluster technology that is aimed at eliminating odour, harmful gases, VOCs, and pathogens down to 0.01microns in size from both the air and the surface. Passive purification uses a HEPA filter that traps PM2.5 particles, house dust and pollen. There is also a pre-filter that stops heavier dust particles from entering and the HEPA filter, thus prolonging its working life. It is rated to work well in an area of 150 sq feet.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 48 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 150 SQ FT
Noise Level (dB) : 47 db
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 168 CMH
Filter Type : HEPA
Dimensions : 385 X 380 X 128
Ionizer : NA
paytm Available 4499
amazon Available 4999
flipkart Out of Stock 5299
The Sqair
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    NA
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    430ft² / 40m²
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    NA
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    315 m³/hr

The Sqair is an entry-level air purifier that cracks the simple code of enabling good air purification. The company follows its philosophy of large filters and an efficient fan, which work well in lowering particulate levels from the air.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : NA
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 430ft² / 40m²
Noise Level (dB) : NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 315 m³/hr
Filter Type : NA
Dimensions : NA
Ionizer : NA
flipkart Available 7795
KENT Aura Room
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    45 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    270 sq ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    60 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    180 CMH

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

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 45 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 270 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) : 60 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 180 CMH
Filter Type : Pre-Filter, HEPA, Activated Carbon
Dimensions : 35 x 48.2 x 18 cms
Ionizer : NA
amazon Available 7500
paytm Available 7818
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Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    29W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    21m² ~ 37m²
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    NA
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    310m³/h

The Mi Air Purifier 2S features a 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.

SPECIFICATION
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
Ionizer : NA
flipkart Available 6499
amazon Available 8499
Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    50
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    677
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    33
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    270

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.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 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 : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
amazon Available 9799
flipkart Available 10999
Honeywell Air Touch A5
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    NA
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    323 Sq Ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    46-60 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    250

The Honeywell Air Touch A5 uses a HEPA filter and comes with a coverage area of 323 sq ft. The company says it has a CADR of 250 m3/hr and a new filter is supposed to last for 3000 hours. The air purifier doesn’t produce ozone and features a washable pre-filter that blocks larger dust particles, pet hair/dander and dust from entering the air purifier. The HEPA filter is paired with an activated carbon filter that removes allergens and gases like formaldehyde, VOCs and also odour.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : NA
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 323 Sq Ft
Noise Level (dB) : 46-60 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 250
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HEPA Filter and Patented HivSiv filter
Dimensions : NA
Ionizer : Yes
amazon Available 8810
paytm Available 10487
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Honeywell Lite Indoor HAC20M1000W
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    48
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    250
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    210

The Honeywell air purifier can cover an area of up to 250 sq. ft and has a CADR of 210 m3/hr. The air purifier comes equipped with a HEPA filter, and features a three-stage filtration system that is said to remove more than 99 percent of pollutants from the air. It comes with a touch panel with functions like timer, auto mode, child lock, and sleep mode, along with three mode fan speed control. The filter is said to last for approximately 2200 hours and it consumes 48 watts of power on full speed.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 48
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 250
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 210
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HiSivTM filter and HEPA grade H11 filter
Dimensions : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
amazon Available 12850
Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    34 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    420 sq ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    NA
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    319 CMH

Samsung’s mid-range air purifier clean air from rooms of up to 420 sq ft. It uses a HEPA filter and features a triple air purification with 3 step filtration system, which is said to be effective enough to capture 99.9 percent of ultra-fine particles. There is an S Plasma Ionizer, which is said to remove 99.7% of contaminants, bacteria and viruses from the air. It features four colour indicators to give an idea of how the air quality is.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 34 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 420 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) : NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 319 CMH
Filter Type : Pre-Filter, HEPA
Dimensions : 41 X 57 X 26 cm
Ionizer : NA
paytm Available 10111
amazon Available 10699
Blueair Blue Pure 211
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    N/A
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    N/A
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    350

Blueir Blue Pure 211 air purifier features a High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestant (HEPA) filter that is said to cover area of up to 540 sq. ft. It has a CADR of 350m3/h and comes with the company’s HEPASilent technology that is said to captures 99.97% of airborne particles, down to 0.1 microns in size. The device performs air changes 5 times in an hour and with the 360 degree air intake, draws air from all side to purify.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : N/A
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : N/A
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 350
Filter Type : HEPA Filter
Dimensions : 51.3 x 33 x 33
Ionizer : N/A
amazon Available 20996
flipkart Available 20999
paytm Available 21159
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Honeywell HAC35M1101G
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    52
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    450
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    300

The Air Touch i8 can cover an area of up to 450 sq. ft and has a CADR of 300 m3/hour. It has a HEPA filter that is said to last for approx. 3000 hours and uses three-stage filtration system with patented Honeywell HiSiv technology that is said to remove pollutants with more than 99% efficiency. It doesn’t produce ozone, the copany says and has a washable pre-filter that removes larger dust particles, pet hair, and other larger particles.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 52
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 450
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 300
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HiSivTM filter and HEPA grade H11 filter
Dimensions : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
amazon Available 20100
flipkart Available 21990
paytm Available 21999

Here’s the Summary list of Top 10 Budget Air Purifiers in India

Product Name Seller Price
SHARP FU-A28E paytm ₹4499
The Sqair flipkart ₹7795
KENT Aura Room amazon ₹7500
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S flipkart ₹6499
Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20 amazon ₹9799
Honeywell Air Touch A5 amazon ₹8810
Honeywell Lite Indoor HAC20M1000W amazon ₹12850
Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA paytm ₹10111
Blueair Blue Pure 211 amazon ₹20996
Honeywell HAC35M1101G amazon ₹20100
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