Top 5 Air purifiers to buy before Diwali

No *cough cough* this Diwali?

This Diwali, we bet you're eagerly waiting for the scrumptious food, lively celebrations, and the delight of exchanging gifts. But you know what's even better? Enjoying all of this without the pesky interruption of frequent coughing caused by poor air quality. So, we've put together a list of top-notch air purifiers to ensure you breathe easy when pollution comes knocking.

If you're looking for something big but quiet, Dyson’s Big+Quiet air purifier could be a great option. It is designed to cover an area of up to 1,076 sq. ft. The airflow can be directed at varying angles of zero degrees, 25 degrees, and 50 degrees. A breeze mode controls the air jet to simulate natural breeze patterns to give you that outdoor feel when you are on the treadmill in your living room. You can keep track of the indoor air quality using the LCD screen and the MyDysonTM app. The app can also function as a remote. The filter is said to last two full years and capture 99.95% of pollutants and particles down to 0.1 microns in size. Dyson says the purifier can capture harmful pollutants like VOCs, NO2, and ozone, mostly found in tobacco smoke, building materials, and outdoor air pollution. Its filtration system also achieves a HEPA H-13 rating.

It comes with a 5 stage purification system that has a mesh filter, antibacterial coating, ultrafine particle filter, active carbon filter and an ioniser. The Electrolux Pure A9 Himalaya air purifier is said to clear the air of 99.98% of trapped airborne bacteria, the H1N1 virus and filter particles as small as 3 microns. The airflow can cover an area of 656 sq. ft. The temperature and humidity sensor combined with the PureSense feature adjusts its settings to suit the environment it is in. It comes with an app that you can use to see details of the air quality and also control the device. The quiet performance and the LED screen sure add to the aesthetics of the product.

3. Xiaomi smart air purifier 4 (₹14,999)
A sleek-looking box that cleans your air, we are getting at the Xiaomi smart air purifier 4. It has triple-layer filtration, Xiaomi says this machine can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns. It also releases negative ions to keep the air fresh. The purifier’s fan allows a steady airflow in a space of up to 516 sq. ft. Along with the H1N1 repeller, the device comes with an OLED display that showcases air quality, temperature and humidity status and lets you easily change settings.

4. Philips Ac1215/20 air purifier (₹ 12,995)
Philips is like the Swiss Army knife of consumer electronics, and they’ve got the perfect tool for your air purifying job. The AC 1215/20 Air purifier might be your friend this Diwali. Its 3-layer filtration with NanoProtect HEPA makes sure to clear the air of 99.97% of ultra-fine particles like pollen, dust, pet dander, etc. It can capture 99.9% of aerosols, preventing the spreading of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus. It can efficiently clean up a space of up to 345 sq. ft. The purifier has 5 speed settings — Sleep, Speed 1, 2, 3 and Turbo for complete control of wind flow. In sleep mode, the lights are dimmed and the fan runs in a quiet mode to prevent disturbances. The purifier runs at 50 W of power and comes with a Smart filter indicator which notifies you when the filter needs replacement, for easy maintenance.

Eureka Forbes Aeroguard AP 700(₹12,229)
Aeroguard is a pretty cool name for a device that guards your air, so it makes sense why Eureka Forbes named their Air purifier this. The Aeroguard AP 700 comes with Filtermaxx Technology which comes with a dust filter, lung filter, UHD Hepa Filter, anti-bacterial filter, deodorisation filter and the H1N1 filter. The filter has a life of 3000 hours. The fan covers an area of up to 602 sq. ft. It also comes with an indicator so you can monitor the quality of air around you. It also comes with a sleep mode.