The air quality has degraded in the last few decades because of industrialization. Even if you’re in a village and check the air quality with the weather checker app, you’ll learn that the air quality is bad. I’m in a village right now. The nearest urban place is located 39 to 40 kilometers from my village. According to Accuweather, the popular weather application, the AQI score of my region is 111. According to the app, air having an AQI score above 100 is unhealthy. People who have asthma or other breathing-related difficulties will either have to wear a mask or use a filter to reduce the impact of the pollutants responsible for the high AQI score of the air. You can’t wear a mask for the entire day.
Even if you arrive at home from the workplace, the air quality would be the same. Instead of a mask, you can buy an air purifier and let the older people or kids at home breathe healthy air. The air purifiers will reduce the PM2.5 concentration of the air in the room where it is placed/installed. They can trap pollutants of 0.x micron size. Air purifiers are available for purchase for a price starting at 6499. Below, we’ve shared the top air purifiers you can buy for below 15k Rs:
Best air purifiers under 10000 Rs
Mi Air Purifier 3
According to Xiaomi, this air purifier by Xiaomi can filter the air from all sides, and it contains a true HEPA filter. Mi Air Purifier 3 shows the 2.5 PM concentration of the air in real-time, and it features a touch display and a triple-layer filtration system. It can cover a 484 square feet area. This device comes with a laser particle sensor, and it supports the popular digital voice assistants Google Assistant and Alexa. You can also control it with your voice. The weight of Mi Air Purifier 3 is 4.8 kilograms, and its dimensions are 9.4 x 9.4 x 20.47-inch.
Coway is a South Korean company that builds purification equipment and claims to be India’s #1 air purifier brand. AP-1019C by Coway is one of the best air purifiers under 15000 Rs in India. It covers an area of 355 square feet and contains a special Green HEPA filter that filters 99% of bacteria and viruses present in the air. It can also trap the PM2.5/PM 10 particles and cleanse the air. Coway AP-1019C flaunts a filter cleansing/replacement indicator. According to Coway, the filters of AP-1019C will last for 355 days (8500 hours). Thus, you’ll only have to change the filter once a year. Coway offers an impressive warranty of 5 years on the motor (and extra two years warranty if you register your product online). The weight and dimensions of AP-1019C are 5.5 kilograms and 17.79 x 9.8 x 20.86 inches, respectively.
AC1217/20 is another excellent option for people looking for an air purifier for a price of around 10000 Rs. It has a good rating of 4.3 and an excellent design. AC1217/20 can cover an area of 66 square meters and filter particles of 0.003 micrometers in size. It contains a sensor that detects the PM2.5 level in the air and configures the filtration process automatically. Philips AC1217/20 has a round display and buttons to adjust the mode, activate child lock, etc. It weighs 7.2 kilograms and is slightly heavier than the three purifiers we’ve shared above. The dimensions of AC1217/20 are 24.48 x 15.27 x 10.7 inches.
AC2887 is Philips’s best-selling air purifier in India. It is priced around 16k and has a good capacity of 462 sq feet. According to Philips, AC2887 can remove 99.9% of viruses and bacteria found in the air. The company also claims that this air purifier removed H1N1 viruses during a professional test they had conducted on AC2887. In addition to pollutants, viruses, and bacteria, AC2887 can also remove volatile organic compounds from the air. AC2887 by Philips is powered by the Vistashield Intelligent Purification system. Its weight is 7.7 kilograms, and its dimensions are 9.4 x 14.13 x 21.96 inches.
Mi Air Purifier 2C
Mi Air Purifier 2C is enabled with dual filtration technology, and it can cover an area of 452 square feet. It looks like Xiaomi’s other air purifier we’ve shared here, i.e. Mi Air Purifier 3. 2C flaunts an air quality indicator. It ships with a HEPA filter with an excellent efficiency of 99.97%. 2C can filter the air from all directions, and it features a single button instead of multiple buttons that can confuse people. It can trap pollutants of up to 0.3 microns size. As Mi Air Purifier 2C has a high CADR of 350 m3/h, it can cleanse the air inside a room within 10 minutes. 2C weighs just 4.1 kilograms, and its dimension is 9.4 x 9.4 x 20.47 inches. It costs under 7000 Rs.
This Sharp air purifier around 15000 Rs comes with a HEPA filter of grade 14 and an active carbon filter. It employs Plasmacluster technology to remove various types of pollutants from the air, such as smoke, VOCs, PM2.5 particles, bacteria, viruses, etc. This air purifier by Sharp also recognizes the odor of the air and deodorizes it automatically. Sharp FP-GM50E-B is the only purifier on our list that ships with ultraviolet rays based mosquito catcher function. According to the manufacturer Sharp, FP-GM50E-B makes low noise. The weight of FP-GM50E is 8.2 kilograms, and its dimension are 24.9 x 17.2 x 12.7 inches.
Honeywell Air Touch A5
A budget air purifier suitable for mid-size rooms of a size up to 320 sq ft, A5 purifies the air with a three-stage filtration system. According to Honeywell, A5 has durable filters, which will last for 125 days when used for 24 hours daily and 1 year if used 8 hours daily. A5’s pre-filter is of washable type. It removes larger particles, hairs, etc from the air. A5’s HEPA and Activated Carbon filters eliminate particles that aren’t visible to the naked eye. The particles include viruses, bacteria, etc. This air purifier also removes odor and alerts the user when a filter change is required. A5 is an eco-friendly air purifier. Honeywell has claimed that A5 doesn’t release poisonous gases that affect the ozone layer. As Air Touch A5 is lightweight (6.5 kg weight), it is easy to move around. A5 features a visual air quality indicator.