Healthy Living

What are the best air purifiers in India?

Sep 26, 2021
An air purifier or air cleaner is a device that removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve indoor air quality. Air Quality in India is degrading at an Alarming Rate. India is now considered one of the worst polluted countries of the world as per the WHO. Recent research shows that indoors can be 5 times deadlier than outdoor air! Yes, you heard it right!
A good air purifier at home can take care of all the pollutants, including the ones which can’t be seen through the naked eyes and you can enjoy the fresh air. High indoor air pollution in India is usually attributed to the burning of an incense stick, mosquito coil alongside emission from cooking and pet dander. That’s where air purifiers come to the rescue! But the main problem is that with so many options in the market today, trying to find the right air purifier for your home is challenging. So here we are there to help you!! Read this article very carefully till the end to know about the best air purifiers available in the market as well as the deciding factors for choosing the correct air purifier for your family!

5 Best Air Purifiers in India

1. Mi Air Purifier 2S
Xiaomi Mi 2S Air Purifier comes with an Echo dot package and even without it; it is one of the most reliable air purifiers and thus takes up the first spot in our list. This model comes with 3 layers of air filtration: a) Pre-Filter – It removes large airborne particles like dust and hair b) H11 Grade HEPA Filter from TORAY, Japan – This layer removes micron-sized particles and harmful bacteria c) Activated Carbon Filter – This layer removes formaldehyde, other harmful substances and also eliminates odors. The air purifier has a 360o design and takes air from all sides. The purifier also has a LED display which shows the air quality display. The Air Quality is detected using a high precision laser sensor which can even detect PM 0.3 particles. This purifier is also smart and can be operated using a SMART phone or voice assistant.

Key Features:

CADR rating of 310m³ PM/hr
OLED Display screen for a seamless display
360 degrees air intake for all-round filtration
Can be remotely controlled through a mobile app
Has a coverage area of 484 sq ft.
The display shows the PM 2.5 Concentration, Wi-Fi connectivity, Temperature, Humidity, and Mode of Working
Comes with or without echo dot model
29 Watt power consumption
3 different modes to choose from (Auto, Night, and Manual)
Comes with a 1-year warranty

Final Verdict:
The Mi 2S Air Purifier is one of the most bestselling air purifiers in the market. One of the most notable features is its OLED display and can be connected through a mobile app. It not only comes with a lot of attractive features but also takes care of your pocket as it comes at a super affordable price! Hence, it is one of the most deserving air purifiers on the market!

360-degree air intake
Has true HEPA filter that removes 99.97 pollutants of size 0.3 micron
Smart app control
Has sleep mode
Particle laser sensor
Manual mode is noisy
Complains of incorrect reading by some customers

2. Phiips 3000 Series AC2356/20 Air Purifier
This air purifier comes from the renowned brand Philips.
It comes with a special Allergen mode which is very effective in removing common airborne allergens. It comes with 2 filters: 1) Extra Thick Nano Protect HEPA Filter 2) Extra Thick Active Carbon Filter. In combination, these two can effectively remove ultrafine particles as small as 20 nm, remove formaldehyde, toluene TVOC, and odor. They can also remove 99.97% of common allergens and up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses (including H1N1). This purifier comes with VitaShield IPS with an aerodynamic design that boosts clean air delivery up to 393 m3/hr.

Key Features:
CADR: 393 m³/h
Removes UFP as small as 0.02um
Room size: up to 95m²
Advanced NanoProtect Filter delivers all-around protection
Real-time PM2.5 feedback and 4 color AQI light
Advanced AeraSense technology
Certified or tested by AHAM, ECARF, and Airmid
AeraSense Fine particle PM2.5 sensor
Ultra silent under sleep mode with only 33db
Comes with 2 years warranty

Final Verdict:
The Philips 3000 series AC2356/20 Air Purifier is one of the best with many promising features and specifications. As per the customer reviews, they have experienced the air quality difference after using it for just a few hours. Symptoms of respiratory issues like asthma have reduced to a maximum extent. Apart from that, sleep quality has also improved drastically.

Advanced NanoProtect Filter
Real-time PM2.5 feedback
Ultra silent under sleep mode
Indicator for filter replacement
Large handle for easy carry around
Higher priced.
The filter gets exhausted quickly

3. Philips 2000 Series AC2887/20 Air Purifier
The next one on our list is the Philips AC28 air purifier. The Philips 2000 Series air purifiers come with similar technology as the 3000 series. The VitaShield IPS technology boosts air delivery rate up to 333 m3/hr, thereby ensuring to eliminate the ultrafine particles as small as 20nm. It also reduces the spread of harmful gases like formaldehyde and VOC. By removing 99.9% of bacteria, this air purifier proves its efficiency as one of the best in the business. This air purifier has a Bacteria and Virus mode that boosts airflow and increases the air exchange per hour, thereby eliminating 99.9% of bacteria. The AeraSense technology identified particles as small as PM 2.5 and arrests them, thereby making sure that the air you breathe is free of allergens.

Key Features:
CADR Rate: 333 cubic meter/hr
Sound level: 20.5-51 dB(A)
AeraSense Technology: Real-time PM 2.5 measurement and display with professional-grade sensing technology
100 percent ozone free
Dedicated pollution, allergen, and bacteria/virus auto modes
Coverage area: 441 sq. ft, suitable for large bedroom/living room
Low noise at Sleep Mode(20.5dba) soft as a whisper
Aerodynamic architecture boosts efficient airflow
Vitashield naturally purifies UFP as small as 0.02 microns
Smart light control
Comes with 2 years warranty

Final Verdict:
The Philips AC2887/20 uses a true HEPA filter and has an efficiency of removing 99.97% of PM 2.5 in the air. It brings down the AQI below 50 easily compared to the other air purifiers. Considering that it also has 3 different- pollution, allergen, and bacteria/virus auto modes, this air purifier must be on your priority list!!

3 different auto modes; General, Allergen, Bacteria & Virus
Real-time PM 2.5 numerical feedback
100% ozone free
Low noise during sleep mode
Highly efficient
A bit high priced.

4. Honeywell Air Touch A5 - Air Purifier
Honeywell Air Touch air purifier is different from the other air purifiers discussed here, as it takes in air from the sides and the bottom while releasing it from the top. The HAC25M1201W air purifier model is nothing less. It is a certified product by the ECARF for its superb air quality by removing microscopic allergens from the air. The reasons we chose this air purifier to be on our list are – it is cost-effective, uses a 3-layer HEPA filter, has a 3D suction method that distributes and circulates the air in the entire room, and comes loaded with sleep mode, auto mode, and a child lock/ anti-fall system. This unit is suitable if you do not stay in an extremely polluted city.

Key Features:
CADR 250 cu meter/hr
A three-stage advanced filtration system that removes pollutants with more than 99 percent efficiency.
Low operating sound of 46-60 dB
Smart filters
Intuitive touch Controls
Sleep Mode
Anti-fall design
Air Quality indicator
Child lock feature
Laser sensors
Comes with 2 years warranty

Final Verdict:
This air purifier has features similar to the Honeywell Air Touch i8 but has a lower CADR and a small coverage area. It is one of the most affordable air purifiers in the market with excellent features which none can deny.

Three-stage advanced filtration system with patented HiSiv and HEPA filter
Child Lock design
Real-time PM 2.5 display
100% Ozone free
Sleep Mode
Does not display AQI

5. Philips 1000 Series AC1215/20 Air Purifier
This Philips air purifier is an excellent product that removes 99.97% of airborne particles, hence proving ideal for your children’s bedrooms. The Philips air purifier comes with exciting features like NightSense Auto Mode. With the Philips 1000 Series AC1215/20 Air Purifier you get the perfect combination of technology and comfort. 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.

Key Features:
CADR of 270 m3/hr
Vitashield IPS Technology
Night sensing mode
Touch UI with display
Child Lock feature
Real-time air quality feedback
Special auto-purification mode effectively removes pollution
Advanced nano-protect filters
Coverage area up to 63 sq. meter
Sound level: 33dB(A)
Filters out bacteria and viruses
Comes with 2 years warranty

Final Verdict:
The Philips AC12125/20 Air purifier is also one of the bestselling air purifiers. Similar to the AC2887/20 it has three different modes: general, allergen, bacteria & virus mode. It works in 50 Watt power consumption and comes with Vitashield IPS technology to give efficiency of over 99% and is priced lower than the Philips AC12125/20 model. Thus, it deserves a place in your shopping cart!

Vitashield IPS Technology
Night sensing mode
Touch UI with display
Filters out bacteria and viruses
100% ozone free
Sensor malfunctioning issues