Diwali is a time for celebration and merriment, unfortunately it is also a time when we see a great rise in pollution. Our cities bear up with bad air conditions all year around, but this increases drastically as we head into the festive season.
Every year, after a night of fireworks and crackers, our cities wake up to a cloud of pollution and smog that continues to worsen the quality of air we breathe. The situation is not just a threat to our environment but also to our health. Such air pollution leads to breathing problems like bronchitis and asthma, among many others.
This Diwali, the government may not have been able to ban firecrackers throughout the country but you can stop the smoke and toxins from entering your home and reaching your family by using an air purifier. Most air purifiers can capture anywhere between 85 to 99 percent particles. They also have filters that keep away allergen and impurities. Let’s take a look at some of the best air purifiers in the market so that you can pick the right one for your family.
Mi Air Purifier 2
The Mi Air Purifier 2 is the second edition of air purifiers manufactured by Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. This air purification gadget is sleek and compact and is 40 per cent lighter and thinner than the first gen Mi air purifier. It has a 360-degree cylindrical filter with a triple layer design that includes a pre-filter, a HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter which can filter out dust, pollen, fur, bad odour and other harmful substances like formaldehyde. Xiaomi claims that their 2nd gen purifier can remove 99.7 per cent of small particles and pollutants that are practically invisible to the human eye. This is also a smart air purifier that you can connect to your Wi-Fi network and control through your Mi Home app.
Kent Aura 15002 Air Purifier
This Kent Aura air purifier comes with advanced HEPA technology that will remove 99.9 per cent of harmful particles. It can effectively catch and trap indoor carcinogen particles like PM 2.5 particulates, pollen, allergens, surface adhering mould, fine dust and clinging odours like cigarette smoke, foul smells or pet odour. This air purification gadget also comes with an additional indicator device that tells you the PM 2.5 level in your room, which you can use to track the quality of air you’re breathing.
Philips 1000 Series AC1215/20 Air Purifier
With its sleek lines, honey comb structure on the front, neat black touch panels at the top and an elegant finish, this air purifier makes for a really good looking buy for your home. Along with good looks, this air purifier is equipped with HEPA air filter that make sure 99.9 per cent of airborne impurities and contaminants such as mould, dust and allergens are captured. This air purification device has a special Auto Mode that constantly monitors air quality levels to remove pollution, a NightSense mode that prepares your bedroom air for quality sleep and has a system that alerts you when you need to replace the filter.
Whirlpool Purafresh W210 45W Air Purifier
This Whirlpool air purifier is a sleek and stylish gadget that looks absolutely stunning in champagne gold. It comes with 3 filters including a pre-filter and carbon filter, which together absorb harmful gases, volatile organic compounds and bad odour, and a HEPA filter with PM 2.5 filtration that combats PM 2.5 pollutants, bacteria and virus from the air, giving you fresh air to breathe. These filters have a smart screen that indicates when the filter needs to be replaced. The Silent Mode intelligently operates this air purification gadget in a low noise mode and switches off the lights to ensure you sleep comfortably.