The haze suffocating you, yet you’re a little strapped for cash this month?

Fret not, we have found 7 Air purifiers under SGD 150 with decent customer reviews online for you to consider.

All of the air purifiers we recommend are suited for medium to large room sizes.

Note: Room size estimates are as follows:

  • Medium room: approx. 20-30sqm.
  • Large room: approx. 30-50sqm and above
Disclaimer: All price converts and dimensions are approximated.

 

1.  Airafilter air con filter. Price: SGD 23

Aircon Filter for haze


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The Airafilter belongs in AiRazor series, which was developed locally by a team of researchers from NUS’ Faculty of Engineering for the control of indoor air pollution in May 2014. The Airafilter is a is​ a fairly effective filter that quickly turns your home air-conditioning unit into an air purifier.

At 80% efficiency, it’s not the best in the market with air purifiers efficiency levels at 95% – 99%. However, with a price like $23, it’s something you can get ASAP if you’re strapped on cash.

Product Features:

  • Each packet contains 2 filters
  • Filter dimensions: 30cm by 60cm

PROS:

  • Doesn’t clutter up your house with an additional home appliance
  • Captures and kills 99.9% of bacteria
  • Easy to fit and use
  • Essentially removes indoor air pollutants
  • You can skip on buying a replacement filter if you like, on months when there is no haze
  • Cheapest option as compared to standard air purifiers and AiRazor Fan Adapter Set

CONS:

  • Only 80% efficiency in purifying surrounding air compared to 95% for the fan version
  • Do-It-Yourself
  • Limited customer reviews
  • Uses a significant amount of energy

Maintaining product:

  • Each filter has to be replace every 1-2 months. There are 2 filters in each pack. 

Available at: AiRazor  for  SGD 23 >>

Shipping:

  • Pick up in-store at 111 North Bridge Road: FREE
  • Singapore Domestic Shipping: SGD 10.70 (estimated shipping time: 5 working days)

 

2. AiRazor Fan Adapter Set (Fan Filter AR-102 & Fan Cover AR-103) Price: SGD 85.60

With a completely different method of air purifying, the AiRazor Fan Adapter set is more effective than many air purifiers found on the market in Singapore today. AiRazor series of products are also simple, cost-effective and highly efficient.

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Fan filter AR-102 + Fan Cover AR-103 Set available at AiRazor for SGD 85.60.

Shipping:

  • Pick up in-store at 111 North Bridge Road: FREE
  • Singapore Domestic Shipping: SGD 10.70 (estimated shipping time: 5 working days)

 

Product features:

  • Room capacity: Medium to large room (approx. 20-30sqm)
  • Dimensions: 16″ Blade, 18″ Frame
  • AR-103 comes in 6 colours – silver, red, blue, pink, red wine and black

PROS:

  • 95% efficiency in purifying the air
  • Harmful PM 2.5 particles dramatically reduced
  • Cheaper alternative as compared to standard air purifier
  • May be more effective than some standard air purifiers

CONS:

  • Makes disruptive audible noises with fan
  • Additional filters have to be purchased at SGD 42.80 each time needed

Maintaining the product:

  • Filter cover AR-103 is reusable
  • Recommended to purchase Fan filter AR-102 annually

Performance videos can be found here:

You may also refer to these articles for more information:

 

3. CleanAir Air Purifier AP-777. Price: $89.90*

CleanAir is a local brand in Singapore by Eastern Chemicals & Commodities Pte Ltd (ECC). Though not as well-known as other air purifier brands, we trust that products of this local brand should be of reasonably quality, as currently backed up by over 280+ positive customer reviews.

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Available at: Qoo10Price: SGD 89.90 (Group Buy only)

(U.P. SGD 199) *Deal ends on 7 October 2015, midnight.* Stocks selling fast, fastest fingers first!

You may read up on over 280+ customer reviews also found in the above link.

 

Shipping price: 

  • Qxpress: SGD 5.90 
  • Store Pickup- Usable within 90 days from payment date: FREE

The estimated shipping time for Qxpress (registered postage) is 3-5 working days. Customers who opt for store pickup will be able to collect their item(s) within the next 1-2 days at New ATS, Woodlands Horizon 31 Woodlands Close #08-13.

Product features:

  • Room capacity: Medium to large room (approx. 25-30sqm)
  • Dimensions: approx. 13” length x 6.3” width x 16.1” height
  • Weight: 4.3 kg

PROS:

  • Inexpensive
  • Washable pre-filter
  • 99.97% efficiency of true HEPA filter in trapping all allergens and airborne contaminates
  • Activated carbon filter filters out odours and other VOCs effectively
  • UV light (254NM) kills germs, viruses, fungi and bacteria. – UV safe
  • Low noise
  • Up to 2 years warranty

CONS:

  • Produces audible noises at medium and high speed but undistruptive
  • Have to purchase new filters after 5-7 months of use
  • Filters have to be frequently replaced when air is heavily polluted – haze seasons
  • Limited information about the brand (you may refer to customer reviews instead)

Maintaining the product:

  • Purchase new filters and replace used filter every 5-7 months, but more frequently when air is heavily polluted – haze seasons

 

4. KÜCHE KAP-343 Air Purifier. Price: SGD 109

Küche is a well-established German brand and there are two countries of origin respectively- situating manufacturing plants in China and also some in Europe. For the past 5 years, Küche is widely distributed in various channels in Singapore such as superstores such as Courts and traditional dealers. Küche’s product lines are made to exacting standards and guaranteed quality.
“Fresh air, breathe it”

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Available at: Lazada and Rakuten. You may want to read up on customer reviews here.

Price: SGD 109

You may also get the Küche KAP-343 here but at a higher price of SGD 199, if sold out on Lazada and Rakuten.

Shipping price: SGD 0.50

The estimated shipping time is 2-4 working days.

Product features:

  • Made in Taiwan
  • Room capacity: Medium rooms (approx. 20-25sqm)
  • Product dimensions: 12.2” length x 5.98” width x 15.2” height
  • Weight: 3.2kg

PROS:

  • Cost efficient as HEPA filter is pre-washable and anti-bacterial
  • Reduced filter replacement costs
  • Compact design enhances portability
  • One year warranty included

CONS:

  • Produces audible noise but undisruptive

Maintaining the product:

  • Wash filters every 3-6 months, but more frequently when air is heavily polluted – haze seasons

 

5. GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA, UV-C and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch. Price: SGD 148.22

Founded in 1998, Guardian Technologies has grown to be an outstanding and trusted brand with fourteen years of successful growth. The GermGuardian AC4825 is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon in HEPA Filter Air Purifiers.

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Available at: Amazon. Rated 4.2 out of 5 Stars, you may also want to read up on over 2000+ customer reviews found in the above link.

The estimated shipping time is 2-3 weeks from Amazon. However, if you prefer a shorter waiting time but a more costly alternative, you may purchase it Qoo10.

Price: USD $86 + FREE SHIPPING in USA = SGD 120.41

Shipping price: SGD 27.81 (using parcel forwarding company*)

(*) This product can be shipped to Singapore by choosing the “Ship For Me” option on 65daigou. Alternatively, you can try other parcel forwarding companies such as Vpost, Comgateway, Borderlinx and more.

Product features:

  • Room capacity: Medium to large room (approx. 18-28sqm)
  • Dimensions: 7 length x 10.2 width x 21.5 height inches
  • Weight: 3.18 kg

PROS:

  • Ultra-quiet design
  • HEPA filter captures 99.97% of allergens with True HEPA filtration
  • Reduces odour surroundings with activated carbon
  • UV light function efficiently clears up the dust particles and other impurities
  • Environmentally friendly – does not emit ozone
  • Reusable filter

CONS:

  • Audible noises heard after long term use when switched on to the highest speed
  • Thinner filter might tear easily while cleaning

Maintaining the product:

  • Rinse HEPA filter out with cold water and let it air dry for 5-10 minutes every 4-6 months but every 2 months when air is heavily polluted – haze seasons
  • Don’t recommend vacuuming- does not get all the crud out

 

6. Sharp Plasmacluster FU-A28E Air Purifier (Black/White/Pink). Price: $149

Founded in September 1912, Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational giant that uses highly innovative ‘Plasmacluster’ technology that render airborne viruses inactive. Sharp Corporation was also awarded the “Invention Prize” for their air purification innovations.

You may read up more on the ‘Plasmacluster’ technology and their advantages.

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Available here at: Qoo10 Stocks selling fast!

You may read up on over 1100+ customer reviews also found in the link above.

Price: SGD 149

You may also get the Sharp Plasmacluster FU-A28E here at Lazada at a slightly higher price at SGD 199.

Shipping price:

  • Store Pickup at Liang Court Shopping Centre: FREE
  • Qxpress: SGD 10

The estimated shipping time for Qxpress (registered postage) is working 3-5 days. Customers who opt for store pickup will be able to collect their item(s) within the next 1-2 days at Liang Court Shopping Centre, Level 4.

Product features:

  • Room capacity: Medium to large room (approx. 20-30sqm)
  • Dimensions: approx. 15.2 inches width x 15 inches height x 5 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 kg

PROS:

  • High density plasmacluster ion technology
  • Quickly removes and reduces growth of airborne particles, dust mite allergens, mold
  • Simple and compact design, hence portability is enhanced
  • User-friendly operation
  • Low power consumption and quiet operation (25 low- 47max dB)

CONS:

  • Odour filter not as effective

Maintaining the product:

  • Generally replace every 5-7 months, but more frequently when air is heavily polluted – haze seasons
  • Advisable to replace with a new filter instead of cleaning it which may not be as effective

 

7.  Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower Quiet Air Purifier with Permanent IFD Filter, Black. Price: SGD 145.84*

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company; in 2012 it was listed as 77th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking. With a wide variety of commercial and consumer products, Honeywell has always catered to its consumers by providing resilient and effective filters that are celebrated for their extraordinary durability and prolonged lifespan.

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Available at: WalMart. Rated 4.2 out of 5 Stars, you may want to read up on over 800+ customer reviews found here.

Price: SGD 145.84 (inclusive of tax) + FREE SHIPPING in USA

Shipping price: SGD 54 (using parcel forwarding company*)

The estimated shipping time is 2-3 weeks from Amazon. However, if you prefer a shorter waiting time, you may purchase it Qoo10 at a higher price of SGD 327.90.

 

Product features:

  • Room capacity: Medium rooms (approx. 20sqm)
  • Dimensions: approx. 9.21” width, 10.1” depth, 28.3” height
  • Weight: 5.9kg

PROS:

  • Washable filters – save on expensive replacement filter costs
  • Trap particles without interrupting and disrupting the flow of air
  • Capable of circulating the air up to 5 times every hour
  • Sleek and highly portable tower air purifier effectively and quietly entraps a variety of harmful indoor particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander and tobacco smoke
  • Almost completely silent even at highest speed

CONS:

  • Audible noises heard
  • Total cost, including shipping fees, may be considered pricey
  • Waiting time is approximately 2-3 weeks

Maintaining the product:

  • Rinse filter every 3-5 months depending on usage and environmental conditions
  • Vacuum pre-filter every 1-2 weeks

Verdict: 

GermGuardian and Honeywell are highly-established brands and very popular in the USA. With the current haze conditions in Singapore, the waiting time of 2-3 weeks may be too long for the wait of the product. However, if you are willing to wait and pay for the additional shipping costs, these products will definitely not disappoint you!

On the other hand, Sharp, CleanAir, Kuche and Airazor can easily be shipped at a significantly reduced cost as compared to international shipping using 65daigou. Some products offer product pick ups at the store itself (free), so you may even get your air purifier within 1-2 working days!

So what are you waiting for? Shop away now!

 

References:

Main Cover Photo credit: www.lg.com

http://airazor.com.sg/en/

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Honeywell-QuietClean-Tower-Air-Purifier-with-Permanent-Filter-HFD-120-Q/10779712

Photo credits: http://www.walmart.com/c/images/how-to-buy-air-purifier.jpg

 

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