Air quality was a topic which was not discussed very often until recently, when it has become a favourite one. The air quality is worsening day by day, and neither the government nor we are doing anything much about it. Seeing your kids grow up in this toxic air is heart breaking but nothing much can be done due to family and professional commitments. Though we cannot do much when the kids are outdoors, we certainly can improve the air quality when they are home. there are many air purifiers available in the market today. Let us talk about the top ones to make the choice easier for you.
The Philips 3000 series Air Purifier is a High Efficiency Particulate Absorption filter of HEPA filter. For enhanced purification, it uses 5 different stages which include pre-filtering, activated carbon filtering, HEPA layer 1, HEPA layer 2 and VitaShield IPS.
The purifier is very silent, and you can set a timer, post which it will stop automatically. It also has indicator to let you know when it is time to change the filters. The purifier also features a child lock.
Things that you will like about the purifier is the design, portability and HEPA filter. The only downside being the slightly higher costs. You can buy the Philips 3000 Series AC3256/20 60-Watt AeraSense Air Purifier.
This purifier from Honeywell works efficiently for an area of 450 square feet. Making it ideal for bedrooms as well as living rooms. It has a 3D air flow function, which allows it to intake air from the sides as well as the bottom and release purified air from the top. It comes with a multi purification system which includes pre-filter, HEPA filter and HiSiv which is the company’s patent filter.
The pre-filter is responsible for getting rid of PM 10, pet danger, hair etc. the HEPA takes care of PM 2.5 and deals with viruses, bacteria. The HiSiv filter removes any kind of odor, VOC and formaldehyde, which you can see on the LCD screen. And during the filtration process it doesn’t emit any harmful gases, making it 100% ozone free.
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The Philips 2000 series air purifier has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 324 m3 per hour. And it works perfectly for Indian bedrooms and living rooms, as it can cover an area of 409 square feet. The HEPA filter on the device has two operating modes. While one mode is specifically designed to keep pollution out, the other looks after viruses and bacteria.
The purifier has three stages of purification including pre-filter, activated carbon filters and HEPA filters. All these together work to purify the air in your home. The Aerosense technology analyze the air and keep harmful gases as well as 2.5 PM away.
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The water purifying experts Kent have recently ventured into making air purifiers. Kent Aura being one of the first products. It comes with HEPA filter whose motive is to keep SPM, PM 2.5 and bacteria out of the air. The presence of activated carbon removes any form of odor as well.
The device has a CADR of 190 m3 per hour, which makes it ideal for smaller rooms of 270 square feet or thereabouts. It also has an LED indicator which shows Blue for excellent air qualify, Pink for good air quality and Red for bad air quality.
One of the USPs of this air purifier from Mi is that it can purify an entire room in just 10 minutes. It has several particle sensors that constantly monitor the air quality. Mi has plugged in activated carbon into the system which keeps bad odor, formaldehyde and other harmful substances at bay.
It can detect 2.5 PM from the air and provide accurate readings on your phone. You also have the option to operate the device using a special app on your smartphone. The only demerit being that you ought to change the filters once every 6 months.
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The British brand Dyson is known for its amazing household appliances such as powerful vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, purifiers and so on. This tower shaped air purifier has the capabilities of removing even small particles such as 0.1 PM. Apart from this, the purifier is capable of getting rid of real time pollutants such as PM 2.5, PM 10, dust, pollen, bacteria, NO2, pet danger and so on.
The air purifier is Wi-Fi enabled, which means that you can keep a track of the air quality of your house. At the same time, you can look at different metrics using their smartphone app. The device has a 360-degree HEPA filter, is certified by the Asthma and Allergy foundation of America and has an Air multiplier technology for powerful projection of air. The only downside being the cost of the filter.
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You can look for the below mentioned features before buying best air purifier which is of an apt quality
The concentration of particle PM 2.5 and PM 10 is very high throughout India. So, it is advisable to purchase an air purifier which has efficient pre-filter to filter these particles which are very small in nature. Moreover, the quality and size of the filter is also essential for good filtration.
The CADR number is directly proportional to the quality of the air purifier. The higher the CADR; the better the quality of the air purifier.
It represents the number of times the air in a place is being filtered in an hour. Usually, for Indian air purifiers the number lies between the range 2-4.
Your air purifier must have an activated carbon layer to suck the gaseous air contaminating substances.
The size of the room in which the air purifier will be used is an important factor. For maximum efficiency, it is necessary to buy a purifier which is compatible with the size of the room. Also, your purifier should be light weight and portable from one room to another easily.
There should not be any technology in the air purifier which emits ozone as ozone can be hazardous for your health.
The main filter in the air purifiers should be changed yearly and carbon filters should be changed depending on the pollution. These are recurring costs which should be kept in mind while buying an air purifier.
It is always better to buy your product from a reputed company rather than from any cheap dealers available in the market. This will be a wise decision in the long run.
Sometimes, if the purifiers are dirty then they start releasing the residue which is stored in their filters and this could be dangerous. So, it is imperative to clean your air purifiers frequently.
□The exteriors of the purifier can be wiped by a rag or a wet towel. The dust or fibres can be vacuumed by just taking care for not allowing further dirt from coming out of the purifier.
□ You can remove the access panel of the air filter and if the inner portion is grey; it means the filter needs to be cleaned.
□ The filters of the purifier need to be cleaned very often. The pre-filter can be taken out and once shrugged; the dirt and wastes are removed. You can wash it by soaking it in cold water and scrubbing. It needs to be dried by hanging before it’s put back into the purifier.
□ The filters need to changed or replaced in every 3-5 years. This can be done easily at home by yourself. When you have located the pre-filter and the HEPA filter you will need to unscrew the fastener. Then when all parts are loose, you can easily pull the older ones and put in the new ones. Then the screws need to be tightened up before you close the exterior case.