The onset of winter means more chilly weather, several layers of clothes, foggy mornings, and more. But of late, winters also signal an increase in pollution levels. In major metropolitan cities across the world, the air quality index (AQI) has been severely affected. It is especially true in India, where the national capital region is facing the worst situation. What do you do in such a case? Apart from reducing your carbon footprint and not contributing to pollution, you can get an effective air purifier for your home. The market is filled with powerful air purifiers with HEPA filters from Dyson, Philips, and Xiaomi, among other brands. So, if you are confused about which air purifier deserves your hard-earned money and will give you a healthy environment inside your home, here’s a list of the best air purifiers on Croma.
Things to consider when buying an air purifier
Air purifier size: The size of an air purifier depends on how much space it covers. Choose a purifier with a larger coverage area than the room size for the best effectiveness. Think about getting a portable air purifier with casters to move it from one room to another quickly, when needed.
No of filters and filter type: When it is turned on, a pre-filter filters out big particles, pet hair, and dander before the air can move on to subsequent filters. Choose a pre-filter that can be washed and reused often.
The most important filter to look for is HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) as they can effectively remove small pollutants, including pollen, dust, molds, germs, and pet dander. Because they are good at eliminating dangerous compounds and gases from the air, activated carbon filters are frequently used in conjunction with HEPA filters. You should not use ionization and UV filtration devices since they may emit ozone, which is terrible for your health.
Another important aspect to know is that pre-filters and other filters included in the air purifier must be frequently replaced, so choose the air purifier which gives you that ability.
Air Change per Hour (ACH): The term “Air Change per Hour” (ACH) refers to how many times the air purifier can completely purify a room’s air in an hour. Cleaning small allergens that can damage health is accomplished by machines with a rate of more than 4 ACH.
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): Before purchasing an air purifier, look at the CADR, which quantifies the amount of air that can be cleaned at the purifier’s highest speed setting. Because it speeds up air purification, choose a device with a higher CADR.
Noise rating: Since it is recommended to put an air purifier in the bedroom, where we spend most of our time, check to see if its noise rating is under 50dB to prevent sleep disruption or distraction while you are doing some work.
Warranty: Invest in an air purifier from a well-known manufacturer that provides a warranty of at least 12 to 18 months. Also, consider the brand that guarantees excellent after-sales service.
Best air purifiers you can buy on Croma
Bluestar Air Purifier (BS-AP300DAI, White)
If you are looking for an affordable-yet-powerful air purifier for your home, this Bluestar offering is the right choice for you. It has an effective coverage area of 300 sq ft and has advanced 3-stage filtration that includes activated carbon, HEPA, and high-density pre-filter. In addition, its SensAir purification technology helps to remove pollutants of up to PM 2.5 and PM 10. It also comes with an Auto Sense feature that detects and purifies the air depending on the air quality and odour. The other features of the air purifier are a digital timer for automatically switching off the appliance, a four-step variable fan speed, a real-time PM 2.5 LED indicator, and the Auto filter change LED indicator.
Voltas HEPA Filter Plus UVC Technology Air Purifier (Air Quality Indicator, VAP36TWV, White)
This Voltas HEPA air purifier is another affordable model with state-of-the-art features. It flaunts a 5-stage filtration with a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, HEPA H13 filter, UVC filter, and an Ionizer. This filtration process promises a filtration rate of 99 percent with an impressive precision of 0.01 micron. The air purifier has an effective coverage area of around 333.68 sq ft and provides CADR of 260 metric cube per hour. It also offers a dust sensor, PM 2.5 Digital air quality indicator, three-step fan speed selection, Auto Mode, timer, and children lock, among others.
Philips Series 3000i Vitashield IPS and AeraSense Technology Air Purifier (Multi Touch, AC3059/65, Light Silver and White)
Philips is a renowned appliance maker with a range of powerful air purifiers in its lineup. The Series 3000i comes with an effective coverage area of 517 sq ft, making it suitable for living rooms. With the new 3D air circulation with a helical air outlet, it promises speedy purification with a CADR of 400 metric cube per hour. It flaunts three-stage filtration through pre-filter, activated carbon, and HEPA filter. Thanks to the Vitashield IPS and AeraSense Technology, it can remove 99.97 percent of ultrafine particles (that can be as small as 0.003 microns). It also has voice support through Alexa and Siri along with Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows it to be controlled via the smartphone app or voice commands. Other notable features of this model include auto mode, turbo mode, and sleep mode.
Dyson TP07 Air Multiplier Technology Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier (369702-01, White/Silver)
Dyson is regarded as the Apple of the air purifier and vacuum cleaner market. Dyson products scream finesse and superb performance, and this air purifier is no exception. The Pure Cool Tower is a powerful air purifier with an effective coverage area of 600 sq ft. As the design indicates, it has a 350-degree oscillation, making it more effective. It flaunts HEPA H13 and activated carbon filtration with three intelligent sensors for auto-detection of air quality and purification. It can clean PM 2.5 and PM 10 particulates that are as small as 0.1 microns, with a precision of 99.95 percent. The Wi-Fi-enabled device can be controlled with Dyson Link App or voice commands, and comes bundled with a remote as well.
Sharp Plasmacluster Technology Air Purifier (HEPA Filter, FP-F40E-T, Black)
This Sharp air purifier is ideal for a small- to mid-sized room with an approximate coverage area of 320 sq ft. It features Plasmacluster Technology which comes with three passive filters (standard mesh pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter) and is certified by 31 global labs. There’s also a special HAZE function, especially provided to tackle Indian conditions. Another highlight of the appliance is its durable build quality, as it’s made from the highest-grade materials using thermoplastic polymer. It also has the usual features including the auto-restart option, auto mode, manual mode, dust and odour sensor, and low noise level.
Electrolux Aspen Well A5 AirSurround Technology Smart Air Purifier (4 Filter Stages, WA51-305WT, White)
The Electrolux Aspen Well A5 air purifier is a premium offering that offers top-notch features. Meant for small rooms, it can cover approximately 258.33 sq ft. Its USP is the AirSurround purification technology that comes with a four-step ionizer filter. Not only this removes bacteria and viruses from the air, but also captures up to 99.98 percent PM 2.5 particles and 92 percent of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). It also flaunts a 360-degree air intake that delivers clean air in minutes. The air purifier isn’t just functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well with its Scandinavian design and changeable fabric covers.
Dyson HP07 Air Multiplier Technology Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier & Heater (368887-01, Black/Nickel)
Yet another offering from Dyson’s stables, the HP07 Air Purifier is for those who want the best-in-class experience. The flagship model covers 600 sq ft and features an advanced HEPA H13 filtration system with Air Multiplier Technology that can capture gases and 99.95 percent of particulates that are as small as 0.1 microns. It oscillates up to 350-degree for uniform purification and cooling of air in the room. As the name indicates, it can also double up as a heater. Like other Dyson air purifiers, it can be controlled via Dyson Link App as well as voice commands. Rounding off the feature set is easy filter care, auto mode, night mode, and an LCD display.
These are the top air purifiers with the best features available on Croma right now. Consider your room size and pollution level to opt for the best air purifier for your requirements.