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In Pictures: Here are five pocket-friendly air purifiers for the common man

Updated : 2019-11-04 16:27:58

As air quality in India begins to deteriorate with the rise in pollution, even staying inside a home doesn’t make you immune to poor-quality of air. And, while we may have raced past ‘prevention’, there’s still a cure, at least while you’re in your home. Air purifiers are the best defence when it comes to combating poor air quality in the house. However, they don’t come cheap. Getting an affordable air purifier with all the essentials isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Here’s a look at our list of some affordable air purifiers in India: (Source: Moneycontrol.com)

Honeywell AirTouch i8 (Rs 13,999): The AirTouch i8 is equipped with large fans that do an excellent job of dispersing clean air across the room. It features a HEPA, pre-filter and an HiSiv filter integrated into a single unit. The Honeywell air purifier also boasts a honeycomb and fall-proof design. Honeywell claims it can clean particulate matter as small as 0.3 um. It also removes odour, volatile organic compounds, and formaldehyde. The AirTouch i8 has a rating of 300 m3/h CADR. (Image Source: Honeywell website)
Honeywell AirTouch i8 (Rs 13,999): The AirTouch i8 is equipped with large fans that do an excellent job of dispersing clean air across the room. It features a HEPA, pre-filter and an HiSiv filter integrated into a single unit. The Honeywell air purifier also boasts a honeycomb and fall-proof design. Honeywell claims it can clean particulate matter as small as 0.3 um. It also removes odour, volatile organic compounds, and formaldehyde. The AirTouch i8 has a rating of 300 m3/h CADR. (Image Source: Honeywell website)
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2C (Rs 6,499): The Mi Air Purifier 2C is similar to the 2S with the same tower design, 360-filter, and dual filtration HEPA filter. What this Mi air purifier lack is Wi-Fi connectivity and an AQI display. You cannot connect it to your smartphone for real-time monitoring. Xiaomi claims it is suitable for a 452 square feet room. (Image Source: Xiaomi website)
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2C (Rs 6,499): The Mi Air Purifier 2C is similar to the 2S with the same tower design, 360-filter, and dual filtration HEPA filter. What this Mi air purifier lack is Wi-Fi connectivity and an AQI display. You cannot connect it to your smartphone for real-time monitoring. Xiaomi claims it is suitable for a 452 square feet room. (Image Source: Xiaomi website)
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S (Rs 8,999): The Mi Air Purifier 2S retains a similar tower design as its predecessor. It features 360-degree air-intake vents that run more air, which allows more air to pass through the circular filter at the same time. This improves both the speed and amount of air cleaned. The latest version of Xiaomi’s air purifier also adds a display on the front, displaying air quality. The devices can be controlled on the Mi Home app or through Alexa. It is rated 310 m3/h CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate), making it ideal for most room sizes. (Image Source: Xiaomi website)
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S (Rs 8,999): The Mi Air Purifier 2S retains a similar tower design as its predecessor. It features 360-degree air-intake vents that run more air, which allows more air to pass through the circular filter at the same time. This improves both the speed and amount of air cleaned. The latest version of Xiaomi’s air purifier also adds a display on the front, displaying air quality. The devices can be controlled on the Mi Home app or through Alexa. It is rated 310 m3/h CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate), making it ideal for most room sizes. (Image Source: Xiaomi website)
Philips AC1215/20 Air Purifier (Rs 8,999): Philips’ 1000 series offers portable, feature-rich air purifiers that won’t break your bank. The air purifier can remove PM2.5 pollutants using its Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. The air purifier has a CADR of 270m3/hour and offers real-time air quality check. In auto-mode, the fans automatically speed up when the air quality drops. (Image Source: Philips website)
Philips AC1215/20 Air Purifier (Rs 8,999): Philips’ 1000 series offers portable, feature-rich air purifiers that won’t break your bank. The air purifier can remove PM2.5 pollutants using its Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. The air purifier has a CADR of 270m3/hour and offers real-time air quality check. In auto-mode, the fans automatically speed up when the air quality drops. (Image Source: Philips website)
Samsung AX40K3020WU (Rs 10,990): The Samsung AX40K3020WU uses a 3-step filtration system to capture 99.9-percent, according to Samsung, of ultra-fine particles. The Plasma Ionizer also helps to remove 99.7-per cent of contaminants, viruses and bacteria. The air purifier features a coverage area of 420 sq. Ft. and has a CADR of 319m3/hour. (Image Source: Samsung website)
Samsung AX40K3020WU (Rs 10,990): The Samsung AX40K3020WU uses a 3-step filtration system to capture 99.9-percent, according to Samsung, of ultra-fine particles. The Plasma Ionizer also helps to remove 99.7-per cent of contaminants, viruses and bacteria. The air purifier features a coverage area of 420 sq. Ft. and has a CADR of 319m3/hour. (Image Source: Samsung website)
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