Air purifier sales surge as Delhi grapples with 'heavy' pollution

Air purifier sales surge as Delhi grapples with ‘heavy’ pollution

Air purifiers once a luxury product have become a growing necessity with increased sales amid rising pollution levels in Delhi which is now below the ‘Severe Plus’ category.

According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi’s general air quality index (AQI) stood at 426 at 9:30 am on Friday. An AQI above 400 is considered “dangerous” and can affect healthy people and seriously affect those with existing diseases. On Thursday, the 24-hour AQI averaged 450 at 4pm, just below the “Severe Plus” category.

The demand for air purifiers has soared in the national capital, especially after Diwali, which saw a massive explosion of firecrackers despite the ban.

“Air quality in India is deteriorating due to many activities – industrial expansion in cities, population density, improper waste management, burning of crops, increased use of cars, and a few natural causes. There is evidence that air pollution, both outdoors and indoors, Kartik Singhal, founder of O2 Cure and Managing Director of Zeco Aircon Ltd.

height in air purifier The sales reflect deteriorating air quality levels, he said, adding that buyers from major cities like Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida are becoming more aware and responsible about indoor air purification.

“This has led to an increase in the air purifier segment as we have also noticed a huge jump in sales over the past few weeks,” added Singhal.

representative of Mehra electronics In the market Khan agreed.

“This is the need of the hour. It is the time of peak pollution and sales have increased,” he said.

Market experts said that sales of air purifiers were higher in South Delhi because people living there had higher purchasing power and better awareness.

Manish Seth, secretary of the Daryagang Traders Association and owner of an electronics store, said the device is now a necessity and even doctors are advising patients to use it.

“Companies realized this too and lowered prices. Purifiers that were available earlier R15,000 to R20,000 are now being sold for Rfrom 7000 to R8000. In some south Delhi In stores, sales are higher because people have better awareness and higher purchasing power. The product is also moving on its own in the online space.”

Mohit Singh, sales manager at Atmo Pure in Gangpura, said the cost of the air purifiers in their store ranged from R7000 and R60,000, depending on technology, filters used and coverage area.

He added, “We’ve seen a sharp rise in demand for air purifiers around this time over the past few years. It’s literally the cost of your breath, and it’s a health investment just as important as your regular health insurance.”

Singh said more and more users have bought air purifiers for their children and the elderly and invested in low-maintenance equipment.

Nitin Sharma, a senior executive at Global Tools “After that, the air quality deteriorated,” said a storeroom in Khan Market DiwaliSales soared. Sales will go up in the coming days.”

The store sold 30 air purifiers on Thursday.

However, buying an air purifier is not enough as it requires maintenance with regular cleaning of the filters to ensure its proper functioning.

“People forget to clean the filters and this affects them life is born. Barth Ahuja, purification expert at Dyson.

Many doctors also recommend sick patients, especially the frail such as the elderly, children, and people with respiratory illnesses, to use air filters at home and to avoid going out in the early morning and evening.

Dr Rahul Sharma, Additional Director (Pulmonology) at Fortis Hospital in Noida, said, “HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate) filters work well and we recommend them to patients, especially those who are staying at home.

“The purifier works in a limited cubic meter space. While purchasing an air purifier, you should check the capacity of the amount of air that can be purified according to your home’s capacity. Another important thing is that there are HEPA filters and HEPA filters are similar to filters, which are not as effective as HEPA filters which are Too expensive.”

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