Pavan recommends using indoor air purifiers to remove air pollution from your home. These are some of our favorites.
Smart Air’s founder, Thomas, is a self-proclaimed “nerd”. He has put in a lot of time into testing his product, and has incredible responses on Quora on air pollution and purification. He is one of our favourite people here at Pavan, and we often lose ourselves in his data and adventures into air pollution testing. We hope you will nerd out too!
The Ladakh series is designed and made in India (barring the imported HEPA filter), and is incredibly powerful, removing 99.95% of the smallest 0.3 micron particles. The air purifier combines the HEPA filter and the Carbon filter to effectively remove particulate matter and VOCs (volatile organic compounds such as toxic fumes and smells).
They come in 3 sizes: for 350, 1000, and 1500 sq ft, at Rs 15,750, Rs 55,900, and Rs 78,500.
Smart Air, has also put together a series of Do-it-yourself (DIY) products that are incredibly affordable and effective in small areas. By tying together a HEPA filter and a fan, Smart Air products are able to effectively clean rooms for a fraction of the expensive air filters, yet at a very similar level.
The HEPA filter is to be changed every three months, and the carbon filter every six.
Honeywell has a variety of air purifiers available. We recommend the HAC25M1201W 53-Watt Room Air Purifier
This air purifier is suited for bedrooms and medium sized living rooms (covers 323 sq. feet). It has a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 250 cube meters per hour.
Phillips has a variety of air purifiers available. We recommend the Philips 1000 Series AC1215/20 Air Purifier.
This air purifier is suited for bedrooms and medium sized living rooms (covers 677 sq. feet). It has a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 270 cube meters per hour.