Best air purifiers for home | Which ones are really good?

Best air purifiers for home | Which ones are really good?

Delhi Smog is a huge concern for many. The smog levels have crossed the ‘severe’ mark so we all are groping for measures and means to breathe fresh air while living in the city. Though most of us take all the precautions to stay safe from outdoor pollution, we are not very concerned about indoor air quality. Many of us are not aware of the fact that indoor air is 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The ventilation techniques that we use to make our homes comfortable also trap pollutants leading to indoor air pollution. As a result, it is necessary to install the best air purifier. And hence Air purifiers offer respite to this challenge.

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Terms like healthy air and pure air are circulating around. And it is due to this, devices like Air Purifiers have seen a rise in their sales and productions. But one should know how these devices work and function and if you really need these air purifiers in your home.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) takes into consideration different criteria and pollutants, and transforms the data into a single number and color, and the Air Quality in Delhi/ Gurgaon is in the category of ‘Very Poor’ where prolonged exposure to such poor quality air will cause various respiratory diseases. This is a major concern, especially in households with elderly and infants.

Air Purifiers work by removing the polluting agents, like allergens, toxins and pollutants from the air, and also by sanitizing the air. This is especially essential for households with vulnerable family members. You then would wonder about the difference between a filter and an Air Purifier. Filters basically, only remove the particles from the air, while Air Purifiers will perform the added task of sanitizing the air. Another question that you might come up with is, what type of Air Purifier should you come purchase?  This dilemma of yours will be solved after the end of the article. But before we talk about Air Purifiers, you should know about the Polluting Agents present in the air.

Air Pollutants
The Air outside of your home contains loads of polluting agents, but it is the air inside your home that you should be concerned about. With allergens, molds, bacteria, dander, toxins and other fumes that you might be unaware about, your household might be more contaminated then the air outside. Like stated before, these contaminant might not be harmful to an average health individual, but with the vulnerable elderly, and children, these contaminations, might lead to respiratory diseases.  

Those substances that might create an adverse immune response, like asthma, or allergy is known as an allergen. This may be caused by pollens, dander, dust etc. Purifiers with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is the best known filter to trap these allergens.

Molds appear in households where there is excessive humidity. The presence of mold in your house can cause various respiratory diseases in family members. Air Purifiers with HEPA filter would be the options to combat molds.

There are many benefits of Air Purifiers. Air Purifiers not only help to reduce the amount of pollutants in the air, but also aid in many other aspects, like-

  1. Reduce the allergens in the air
  2. Aid in reducing the symptoms of respiratory disease
  3. Reduce smells and odors
  4. Remove dander from the air
  5. Eliminate bacteria and germs
  6. Protection from molds
Along with these, there are many other benefits of using these air Purifiers. Now let’s talk about the purifiers available on many major online shopping sites.
  1. Mi Air Purifier 3 with True HEPA Filter

MRP- rs 12,999.00
Cost-  rs 10,499.00
This Purifier is in touch with all your needs. It has OLED technology and has a thorough filtration process, with a 3-layer composite filtration along with a true HEPA filter. This Air Purifier has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 380m³/hr. This Air Purifier is installed with smart control and has an innovative design that allows consistent airflow. This has a coverage area of 279-484 square feet. The true HEPA filter has a filtration efficiency of 99.97%, with a particle size of up to 0.3 microns.

2. Phillips High-Efficiency Air Purifiers

MRP- rs 22,995.00
Cost- rs 16,999.00
Phillips boasts of AeraSense, making the invisible visible. This Air Purifier is engineered with 3 smart settings that you can choose from-General, Allergens, Bacteria & Virus Mode. This Filter is ideal for medium to large rooms, and as a low noise mode, which is as loud as a whisper, which is suitable for a good night’s sleep. The Aerodynamic design slows for more efficient airflow. The Air Purifier has smart light control and VitaSheild IPS technology. With a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of up to 344 m³/hr, this air purifier will be ideal for your home.

3. Kent Aura Room Air Purifier with HEPA Technology

MRP- Rs 15,990.00
Cost- Rs 10,949.00
Kent Aura Air Purifiers, boasts that after installation, you would not need to worry about the quality of air inside your house. Kent Aura has HEPA technology, which would remove hazardous pollutants from the air that you inhale. Removing the pollutants is a 3 stage mechanism.
Kent has an inbuilt Ionizer, which will release negative ions to neutralize the air that you breathe. It has a coverage area of 290 Square feet and a CADR of 180 m³/hr.  With HEPA technology, the air purifier is able to remove up to 99.9% of harmful pollutants from the air.

4. Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower Air Purifier

MRP-Rs 43,900.00
Cost- Rs 29,900.00
Dyson Pure cool link is able to remove 99.5% of particles up to PM 0.1. it also circulates purified air throughout the room. Dyson boasts that its purifiers work best, as they have a lower face velocity, with a high-efficiency HEPA. This purifier automatically monitors, reacts, and purifies the air. It has a 360⁰ HEPA Filter with activated carbon, which helps in trapping the pollutants. Dyson Air purifiers are also certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

5. Mi Air Purifier 2C

MRP- Rs 7,999.00
Cost- Rs 6,499
the Mi Purifier 2C is able to filter 99.7% of indoor pollutants, with its true HEPA filter with PM 2.5 Reductions. The HEPA filter is able to capture pollutants, allergens, molds, and many other pollutants. This purifier is engineered to combat the problems of indoor pollutions. Mi Air Purifier 2C boasts of purifying the room in under 10 minutes. Mi Air Purifier 2C has  Clean Air Delivery Rate of 350 m³/hr.

6. Blue Star Air Purifier

MRP- Rs 19,990.00
Cost- Rs 12,490.00
The digital Numeric Indicator is able to monitor the real-time air purification with a 3 stage Led indicator. The sleep mode ensures complete purification of the air and is so soft, that you would not be able to tell if it is on. It has a microbe sterilization technology, where harmful micro-organism are eradicated from living spaces. It boasts of 99.7% purification from living spaces. It is able to remove odor and bad smells from the air. It has special sensors that are able to identify harmful pollutants in the air and purify the air in the fastest time possible. it has a coverage area of up to 800 square feet, giving it a wider reach, and greater accuracy.

7. Sharp Air Purifier

MRP- Rs 26,000.00
Cost- Rs 9,990.00
Sharp air purifiers have a 20⁰ Airflow that helps in cleaning and purifying the air from the top to bottom. It has a Haze Mode, which is absolutely pleasant when using at high pollutant levels. This varies according to the location and city. High-Density ions are released and help to quickly remove all impurities. It also as a dust and odor sensor, with will sense the odor and dust level in the room. based on the pollutant level, it will indicate the levels, glow. With this purifier, be assured to get a good night’s sleep as it offers low noise levels while purifying air.

All prices are subjected to rise and fall.

Now this problem can be fixed with a simple solution, by installing an Air Purifier in your household. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab the one that suits your needs!

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