Top 5 Best Air Purifiers for Home under Rs 10K

When I saw the news about smog in Delhi I wanted to aware Investdunia readers about the air pollution. How can you get rid of this pollution at home? I was thinking of the possible actions which you can take to avoid pollution. The use of air purifier comes to my mind as a natural choice. The Air purifier becomes a necessity to every household now. Here you will find a list of 5 best air purifiers for home under Rs 10K. My intention is to aware Investdunia readers about the best air purifiers while not hurting your pocket.

Recently, I am seeing the same trend in Kolkata also. So how can you minimise the effect of pollution at least inside your home?

Air Purifier:

An air purifier is used to clean the air borne dust in a room and it is helpful for the persons who have allergies and asthma. There are no specific standards for air purifiers in India. You have to be careful enough while buying an air purifier. The following parameters will help you to select the best air purifier.

# Pre Filter:

Pre-filter is the coarse filter by which the large dust particles can be separated out. As it is placed before fine filter it saves the fine filter. Generally, the pre-filter can be washed and reuse and increases the life of the fine filter.

# HEPA Filter:

High efficient particulate air (HEPA) filter is used to separate fine particulate matter from the air. HEPA filter removes 99.97% of the dust size less than 0.3 µm. It is made of fiberglass arranged randomly with diameter of 0.5-2 µm.

# Activated Carbon Filter:

The activated carbon filter is used to remove contaminants and impurities from the air. Activated carbon has the high degree of porosity and thus more surface area which helps to absorb ions and molecules.


The Clean air delivery rate (CADR) is the air volume which is filtered per minute or per hour. This is the fan capacity inside the filter which sucks the room air and filters the air. Higher the CADR means higher the filtration rate.

# Effective Area:

The area where the filter is to be used should be in line with the CADR. If you are selecting a large area with an air purifier with low CADR the purification will take time and eventually less effective. So see the effective area for which the air purifier is designed before buying.

# Noise:

Noise from an air purifier can be disturbing at home. The fan motor present in the air purifier can generate sound when you switch on the filter. So when you buy an air purifier consider noise as a factor in selecting the product.

# Power Consumption:

It is a very important point to consider while you selecting an air purifier. Though maximum air purifiers do not consume very high power, continuous running of air purifier may cause significant power consumption.

Five air purifiers have been selected within Rs 10K to use at your home.


1. MI Air Purifier 2: 

MI air purifier 2 has 360 degree, 3 layer filter for air filtration and saves from pollution. The filter is cylindrical and it sucks the air from all direction effectively.

The triple layer designed EPA filter removes the particles of size more than 0.3 microns. The activated carbon filter removes the formaldehyde, bad odour and harmful substances. It removes the PM 2.5 particles, dust, pollen quickly and effectively.

You can get the filter easily from while you need to replace the filter.

Some other key features are as per the followings

  • CADR – 310 m3/hr
  • Less time for filtration. It claims to circulate purified air in 400 sq ft room in just 10 minutes.
  • Its 360-degree design covers all angles of the room
  • Sync with Mi home app on your phone with the air purifier and you can access all details about air quality.
  • You will also get the recommendation to open or close the windows and signal for filter changing.
  • Very less noise. It generates only 30dB sound at night mode.
  • Power Requirement – 1.5 – 31 Watts (Lowest to highest fan speed)

MI Air Purifier 2

2. Honeywell Air Touch A5 53 Watt Air Purifier:

The three-stage filter of Honeywell Air touch Room air purifier removes the pollutants with 99% efficiency. It has a washable pre-filter which removes the larger dust particles, pet hair etc. It has combined filter with HEPA filter and activated carbon filter.

This filter removes the particles larger than 0.3 microns including PM 2.5 and pollens. The activated carbon filter removes the formaldehyde and toxic gases.

The other specifications are as per the followings:

  • CADR – 250 m3/hr
  • High effective area – 323 square foot with 9 ft height which is ideal for living rooms and bed-rooms.
  • Visual indicator for air quality of air
  • It has sleep mode and smooth touch controls.
  • Power requirement – 53 Watts (Highest fan speed)

Honeywell Air Touch

3. Kent Aura 45-Watt Room Air Purifier:

Kent Aura air purifier comes with advanced HEPA filter which can effectively remove 99.9% of harmful PM 2.5 pollutants from the air. The HEPA filter has an antibacterial coating which kills all the bacteria from the air. It has inbuilt ionizer which improves the freshness of the air.

The activated carbon filters used in the Kent Air purifier can easily remove the formaldehyde, foul smells and other pollutants commonly found in homes and workplaces. It comes with an intelligent light sensor to monitor the air quality.

The other specifications are as per the followings:

  • CADR – 180 m3/hr
  • High effective area – 27 square meter
  • LED indicator for air quality of air
  • It has child lock facility
  • 8-hour timer with Auto-off function.
  • Power requirement – 45 Watts (Highest fan speed)
  • Virtually silent which does not affect your sleep.

Kent Aura

4. Philips 1000 Series NightSense AC1215/20 50-Watt Room Air Purifier:

Philips is a well-known brand in India. The Philips  1000 series AC 1215/20 air purifier is specially designed for bedrooms. It has Vitashiled IPS (Intelligent purification System) technology with different modes (Auto mode & allergen mode).It removes 99.97% allergens and ultrafine particles as small as 0.02 microns and 100 times smaller than PM 2.5. It is ozone free with no harmful chemicals.

The air purifier comes with extra thick nano protect HEPA filter. It has 4 color air quality indicator for real-time feedback and has child lock feature also. It

Switches automatically to NightSense mode when bedroom light is turned off with the advanced light sensing technology – dimming all the on-unit lights instantly.

Some other key features  are as per the followings

  • CADR – 270 m3/hr
  • It covers room size of 63 sq meter.
  • You will get a recommendation to change the filter through healthy air protect alert.
  • Very less noise. Only 33db at lowest fan speed.
  • Power Requirement – 11 – 50 Watts (Lowest to highest fan speed)

Philips 1000 Series Nightsense

5. Gliese Magic – 24 Watt Room Air Purifier:

Gliese Magic air purifier protects your Family from dust, allergies, gases, smoke residue (nicotine), pet dander, bacteria and, viruses. It has 5 stage purification including pre-filter, HEPA filter, Activated carbon filter, UV light and Anion generator.

The purifier has 360 degree ultra-efficient filtration. It has digital touch panel with PM 2.5 meter, residual filter life meter, and 4 air quality indicator. You will get time to replace the filter with the help of the residual filter life meter. The Auto Mode of the purifier automatically adjusts fan speed according to room’s current air quality.

Some other key features are as per the followings

  • CADR-140 m3/hr
  • It covers room size of 200 sq ft.
  • You will get recommendation to change the filter through residual filter life meter
  • More noise compare to others (56 dB at high fan speed level)
  • Power Requirement – 11 – 50 Watts (Lowest to highest fan speed)

Gliese Magic


You can use any one of the air purifiers in your home. This can be used for your small office also. When you choose an air purifier from the above list you will get the perfect combination of quality, value, and reliability and obviously with value for money 🙂

In my view, MI air purifier 2 is the best in the category with high CADR and effective area. It is also very sleek designed, less noisy. It has easily replaceable and affordable filter which made it the best in this category. And above all the price is only Rs 8999. Now buy an MI Air Purifier 2 and live pollution free.

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