New Delhi: Air purifiers are no longer a luxury that one would buy to enjoy clean air that’s free from toxins and other particles. Pollution in Delhi-NCR reaches hazardous levels especially after Diwali and this year has been no exception, thanks to the burning of crackers, stubble burning in the neighbouring states, ongoing construction work and so on.
The measures suggested include ensuring that no petrol vehicles older than 15 years or diesel vehicles older than 10 years ply on NCR roads, increasing fleet of CNG buses, deployment of anti-smog guns, more water sprinklers and application of dust suppressants in all vulnerable hotspots, ban on entry of trucks into Delhi and a ban on diesel gen-sets except for emergency services.
However, the quality of air has hit alarming levels there seems to be a little respite. Even as we have little to no control over the air we breathe in, we sure can invest in a decent air purifier for our homes and offices. We have compiled a guide that will walk you through the top air purifiers available under Rs 10,000 right now.
Realme Air Purifier (Rs 7,999)
A decently affordable offering, the Realme Tech Life Air Purifier is equipped with a High CADR of 330 m3/h and features five wind mode settings. The air purifier has an H12 Grade HEPA filter and a high-precision air quality sensor.
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3 (Rs 9,999)
This one from Xiaomi falls under the Rs 10,000 category and features an OLED display for real-time PM 2.5 concentration, temperature and humidity monitoring. This Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier also has a Wi-Fi connection and works well for rooms of up to 484 square feet.
TruSens Z-1000 Air Purifier (Rs 9,499)
Made for smaller rooms, the TrueSenz Z-1000 Air Purifier is another affordable air purifier that features Pure Direct technology which splits air into two streams and thus, makes the process of cleaning air fast and more efficient. It offers four levels of air filtration and can filter allergens and irritants. It also has ultraviolet rays that can kill bacteria and viruses present in the room.
Honeywell Air Touch V3 Air Purifier (Rs 9,499)
This air purifier from Honey is capable of cleaning the air in a room with up to a 465 square feet area. The Honeywell Air Touch V3 air purifier features an advanced filtration system with 5 air changes every hour.
Philips AC1215/20 (Rs 9,998)
With a high airflow rate, this air purifier from Philips is said to have a CADR of 270-metre cube per hour and is ideal for a room with an area of up to 330 square feet. The Philips AC1215/20 air purifier features a 4-colour air quality indicator for real-time monitoring. It offers a 4 stage filtration process through pre-filter, activated carbon filter and double-layered H13 Grade True HEPA Filter. It is capable of removing 99.99 per cent pollen and house dust mites and up to 99.97 per cent airborne pollutants as small as 0.003 microns.