Water purifiers are of several types but the ones that are commonly used are – RO, UV, RO + UV, etc. Reverse Osmosis systems are suitable for apartments that receive borewell water. Unlike RO purifiers, UV systems kill germs in the water with ultraviolet rays. They are suitable for homes that receive water from municipal corporations. RO + UV systems have RO membranes/systems along with the UV system. RO systems are costlier than UV purifiers. Similarly, RO + UV purifiers are pricier than RO purifiers. Water purifiers are available for a price starting at 4999. Below, we’ve shared the 5 great water purifiers you can buy in India for below 15k:
Best water purifiers under 15000 Rs
Aquaguard Enhance RO + UV + TDS
Aquaguard is one of the leading water filter brands in India. Its Enhance purifier looks great even though it has a sophisticated UV, TDS, and RO system. Unlike cheap purifiers that show the filters along with the water, Enhance hides its TDS/RO/UV system behind its water container. Enhance can store 7-liter water at a time. According to the manufacturer, this purifier discards 650-milliliter water for every 1-liter water it purifies. Enhance is powered by Biotron technology, which doesn’t waste minerals unnecessarily. Its weight is 8.2 kilograms.
The Amaze water filter by Aquaguard is 3k to 4k Rs cheaper than Aquaguard Enhance but it has an ordinary design. Amaze also includes UV, RO, TDS systems. Unlike Enhance purifier that features a transparent plastic cover for the water container, you can’t see the water in the filter’s tank. This water purifier features 3 LED lights – power, water level, and status (purifying or not). The water storage capacity of the Amaze filter is similar to Enhance i.e. 7 liters. Aquaguard Amaze has the water taste adjuster function and it can function in energy-saving mode.
The Elite water purifier under 15000 Rs by Aquaguard employs Active Copper technology and it contains 7 step filtration system. It also features an e-boiling system, water taste controller, mineral guard, and 8-liter tank. According to Aquaguard, if the water in the tap has a TDS level of up to 2000, you can use the Elite water purifier. Elite weighs 6.7 kilograms only.
HUL Pureit Ultima
Pureit Ultima is a 7-stage water purifier with a 10-liter water tank. Instead of a mini plastic handle that the users must pull in order to fill the glass with water, Ultima features a round button. Ultima sports a digital purity indicator, water tank level indicator, etc, and features a mineral cartridge. This HUL water purifier alerts users 15 days before its crucial component, the GermKill Kit expires. Its weight is 9.5 kilograms.
Blue Star Opulus
Blue Star, the company known for its water coolers, entered into the water purifier manufacturing business in 2018/2019. In the last 3 years, the firm has introduced more than 30 purifiers. Opulus is one of the best-selling Blue Star purifiers under 15000 Rs. It features a 7-step water filtration system and has a large 8-liter tank. Blue Star Opulus has three led indicators – power, tank full, purification on. Its weight is 9 kg.
In addition to the warranty, KENT offers 3 years of free AMC to the buyers of its Supreme water purifier. Supreme can filter 20 liters of water every hour. It filters water with 4 different components. Its water tank contains a UV lighting system. Thus, the 5th step of purification is to treat the water with UV light. This purifier sports a water level indicator and weighs 7.6 kilograms. This model of KENT Supreme doesn’t ship with pre-filter, pump, etc as KENT sells these items as accessories for the purifier. Supreme is the highest-rated and the best water purifier under 15000 Rs.
Modern water filters are equipped with a pump that will supply water at an optimum speed to the filters. When the tank is full, the purifier will automatically stop the pump. Some purifiers on our list have a pump built-in. If the RO/UV/RO + UV system doesn’t have one, you’ll have to buy it if the flow of water in the pipes of your apartment/home isn’t fast.
What about maintenance? Well, like other electronic products, purifiers carry a warranty. When the warranty expires, you must purchase an AMC plan that may cost between 2000 to 8000 Rs. The AMC is valid for one or two years online.