Pollution is the most increasing problem in city and pollution is not only in the air but in water and most surprisingly the drinking water is too much contaminated these days. Water is said to be the elixir of life but with the increase of pollution and thus contaminants, it is turning poisonous which has created the need to choose the best water purifiers for your home in 2019.

However, in order to choose the best water purifiers and invest their savings on it, one would need to go through a lengthy comparison and detailed analysis of every model.

With the modernisation of technology and increasing number of water born diseases, we need to know what type of filter suits our requirement and pocket at the same time.
To be honest, water purifiers are no more one time buy and forget item. They need proper and regular maintainance and repairs from time to time, which you should be well aware before the purifier seller knocks your door.

An outstanding salesman can sell you a great working purifier but you need to be certain that you pocket, space and conditions like electricity and water quality in your location can keep the purifier running economically for longer time.

Types of Water Purifier:

Gravity based Purifier
UV water purifier
UF water purifier
UV+UF water purifier
UV+ UF + RO water purifier
UV + UF + RO +Taste Enhancer water purifier

Please be advised to test your water TDS source before buying a Water Purifier. Buy / Rent a TDS meter to check for same.

TDS is less than 200- UV, UF Water Purifier.
TDS is greater than 200- RO Water Purifier.
TDS is greater than 2000- Domestic Water Purifier cannot be used. Buy a water softening solution.

Very Important points you should know before buying :

If water pressure is low in your building or flat, you need to put a Booster Pump. Check the best booster pump here.There are in built booster pumps for certain Water Purifiers.

It is advisable to add a pre filter for the RO filters, to frequent changing of filters.
You can buy the prefilter from the installation person or buy the best prefilters in the market here.

Take a video of the installation process, so that you can submit as proof in case of any faulty part or mechanic damaging any part in the installation process.
You may need to take appointment or inform the installation company once the filter is delivered. However, majority of the times the installation company calls and schedules an installation appointment by themselves.

You need not pay for anything except the prefilter.

Warning: Be ready with a plumber for safety, as the tap you will connect your filter to will need to be opened and reinstalled.
Warning : Installation on walls with tiles may break your tiles.

In case of faulty item, call the amazon customer care and submit the faults in images and video through a mail. They will process your replacement or money back as per your requirement.

2-3 services will be free in the first year for majority of the purifiers, but do ask the installation person or read the manual for such information.


Best Filters:

1. Livpure Glo 7-Litre RO + UV + Mineralizer Water Purifier
Rating : 3.8 out of 5 Checkout the latest rating
Cost : ₹ 9000.00

best water purifier

Type: Electric with storage
Technology: RO+UV+ Mineralizer water purification
Capacity: 7 litres
Warranty: 1 year
Max Produce : Upto 75 litres/day
Type of Tank: Food grade plastic
Includes: Water purifier, User manual, Warranty card and Installation kit
Color: White

Kindly note (Save Water):
For every litre of water purified, 650 ml of water is thrown out by the machine.
It is encouraged to save the water in a container and use it for cleaning utensils, washing clothes.

Specification:

Min. Inlet Pressure 0.3 Kg/Sq.cm
Max. Inlet Pressure 3 Kg/Sq.cm
Input Voltage 140-300 V AC / 50 Hz

Features:

Power On LED : Purification in process
Tank Full LED indication
Converts impure water upto 1500rpm(TDS) into purified water
6 stages of filtration – sediment filter, pre-activated carbon filter cum absorber, RO membrane, UV disinfection column, silver impregnated post carbon filter and mineraliser.
365 days of customer support both online and onsite
Water Storage of 7 litres
Upto 12LPH(litres per hour) water delivery capacity
Removes Bacteria , Virus along with Impurities
Get Purified Water Instantly

Pros:

Has taste enhancer, which makes pure water taste premium (Get it confirmed when you buy)
6 stages of filtration
Best budget RO water purifier for medium family
7-liter capacity is ideal for a small Indian family

Cons:

After Sales service might not be good in all cities, but customers have reported it to be good in major cities
RO wastes water. So a problem in water scarce locations.


2. KENT New Grand 8-Litres RO +Double UV+ UF + TDS (White) 20 ltr/hr Water Purifier
Rating : 4.2 out of 5
Cost: ₹ 15,108.00

best water purifier

Type: Electric with storage
Technology: RO+UV +UF+ TDS Mineralizer water purification
Capacity: 8 litres
1 Year Warranty + 3 Years No Service Charge Purification
Max Produce : 20 Litres Per Hour i.e 150 litres per day
Type of Tank: Food grade plastic
Includes: Water Purifier, Installation kit and User manual Technology
Color: White

Kindly note (Save Water):
Can be used for TDS (500-2500).
Kindly note: For every litre of water purified, 650 ml of water is thrown out by the machine.
It is encouraged to save the water in a container and use it for cleaning utensils, washing clothes.

Specification:

Power Consumption- 60W ; Input Water Temperature-10-35 C ;
Booster Pump Voltage- 24 V DC
Product Dimensions: 399 cms (Length) X 255 cms (Width) X 535 cms (Height)
Weight : 9.4 Kg

Features:

Installation: Free installation is provided on this product by the manufacturer.
Info: (For requesting an installation/demo for this product once delivered, please call the manufacturer’s customer support directly)
1 Year Warranty + 3 Years No Service Charge Purification
Multi-Stage Purification
8 litres of High Storage Capacity.
Water Level Indicator
Purifies Inlet Water from All Sources

Pros:

1 Year Warranty + 3 Years No Service Charge Purification
Best water purifier for Indian conditions
Double purification including RO and UV/UF
Purify water from all inlet sources
8 Litre Storage

Cons:

RO wastes water. So a problem in water scarce locations.


3. Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Smart Plus RO+UV+MTDS Water Purifier
Rating : 4 out of 5
Price : ₹ 10,520.00

best water purifier

Type: Electric with storage
Technology: RO+UV+ Mineralizer water purification,
Capacity: 6 litres
1 Year Warranty
Type of Tank: Food grade plastic
Includes: Water Purifier, Clarity Cartridge (installed outside the unit), Installation kit and User manual Technology: Advanced RO+UV+MTDS purification.
Color: Black,

Specification:

Power: 230 watts
Input Water Temperature: 10 – 40°C
Voltage: 150 V – 270 V AC/50 Hz,
Product Dimensions: 318 cms (Length) X 205 cms (Width) X 460 cms (Height)

Kindly note (Save Water):
Can be used for TDS (200-2000).
Kindly note: For every litre of water purified, 650 ml of water is thrown out by the machine.
It is encouraged to save the water in a container and use it for cleaning utensils, washing clothes.

Features:

Please wait for 48 hrs for brand to contact you post delivery
Compact & Reliable design to treat Multiple Sources of Water: (Tanker / Borewell / Tap)
MTDS controller: Enables adjustment of taste depending upon the source of water. Smart Energy Saving mode: Automatically turns off power once water tank is full.
Smart Design and LED Indicators
Smart Installation and Availability of Safe Water
Smart Cartridge Life: It comes with 6000 litres* cartridge life giving your family yearlong hassle-free protection.
Smart TDS Regulator: It reduces total dissolved salts upto 90% ensuring safe and tasty drinking water, always
Smart Performance During Voltage Fluctuations : Smart plus protects your purifier from damage in case of voltage fluctuation between 150v-270v.

Pros:

Great Company
MTDS to restore the taste of water.
LED indicators
Can be used for TDS (200-2000).

Cons:

6 litres only. Not good for large family size.


4. Faber Galaxy RO+UF+MAT, 9 Liters, 7 Stage Mineral Water Purifier with Upto 2500 TDS, White
Rating : 4.3 out of 5
Price : ₹ 8,990.00

best water purifier

Type: Electric with storage
Technology: RO+UV+ MAT
Capacity: 9 litres
Filtration capacity: 13.5 litres per hour
1 Year Warranty
Type of Tank: ABS food grade plastic with germ block technology
Includes: Water purifier, User manual, Warranty card and Installation kitRO+UV+MTDS purification.
Color: White

Specification:

Power: 36 watts
Input Water Temperature: 10 – 40°C
Voltage: 150 V – 270 V AC/50 Hz,
Product Dimensions: 21 x 36 x 46 cm
Weight: 7.5 Kg
Pump: 1.0 LPM

Kindly note (Save Water):
Can be used for TDS (500-2500).
Kindly note: For every litre of water purified, 650 ml of water is thrown out by the machine.
It is encouraged to save the water in a container and use it for cleaning utensils, washing clothes.

Features:

Smart energy saving mode: automatically turns off power once water tank is full
Installation: Free installation is provided on this product by the manufacturer
7 Stage Purification
The RO Membrane works even at High TDS of 2500 ppm in water.
Copper guard technology acts as anti-fouling agent thereby ensuring that you drink pure, hygienic, tasty water at all times.
Adds back essential minerals like copper, calcium and magnesium back to your drinking water(Mineral Addition Technology)
Large storage of 9 litres

Pros:

Large storage of 9 litres
7 Stage Purification
Smart energy saving mode: automatically turns off power once water tank is full.
Copper guard technology acts as anti-fouling agent thereby ensuring that you drink pure, hygienic, tasty water at all times.

Cons:

Installation takes time in certain areas.


5. KENT Maxx 7-Litres Wall Mountable/Table Top UV + UF (White and Blue) 60-Ltr/hr Water Purifier with detachable storage tank
Rating : 3.8 out of 5
Price: ₹ 7,694.00

best water purifier

Type: Electric with storage
Technology: UV and UF
Capacity: 7 litres
Filtration capacity: 20 litres per hour
Detachable tank, so easiest to self clean
1 Year Warranty
Type of Tank: ABS food grade plastic with germ block technology
Includes: Water Purifier, Installation kit and User manual
Color: White and Blue
Great Brand

Specification
Power Consumption: 60W
Input Water Temperature:10-40 C
Booster Pump Voltage: 24 V DC
Product Dimensions: 390 cms (Length) X 285 cms (Width) X 400 cms (Height)
Weight : 1.6 Kg

No Water wastage

Features:

TDS below: 500
Double purification happens first by UV, followed by hollow fibre UF membrane to completely filter out dead bacteria, viruses and cysts
Installation: Free installation is provided on this product by the manufacturer
PAN India Service Network
Detachable Tank
Computer Controlled Operation
Double Purification

Pro:

Detachable Tank : Easy cleaning
PAN India Service Network
Very low maintainance Cost
Fast water purification

Cons:

Not RO. Get the RO counterpart from below
Detachable tank causes problem if not closed properly

RO counterpart : KENT Wonder 7-Litres Wall-mounted / Counter-top RO Water Purifier,Peal White


Competitors:

Blue Star Aristo RO+UV AR4BLAM01 7-Litre Water Purifier

AO Smith Z8 Green RO 10 Litre Wall Mountable, Table Top RO+SCMT Black 10Litre Water Purifier
(Awesome for big families and offices)

Blue Star Majesto MA4BSAM02 8-Litre RO + UV Water Purifier by Blue Star


What is TDS and why is has to be checked ?

Water coming from various sources contains salts and minerals.These salts are :
potassium,
sodium,
chlorine
magnesium
phosphates
nitrates.
They form the major component of the totally dissolved solids also known as TDS.
Polution and ground water contamination through drain water or bad pond water or sewage water mixing into drinking water increases the TDS to very high levels
While salts and minerals are good to the human body. Too much of it are the reasons for thousands of diseases these days.
So the solution is Water Purifier, which purifies the water and brings down TDS to a level just right for the human body be a kid or elder person.

How much should the purifier reduce TDS and make bad TDS to Good TDS?

The normal acceptable TDS levels are as follows.
Below 300 – Considered to be excellent
In the range 300 to 600 – Good for human consumption
Above 600 but below 900 – Fair and acceptable
Between 900 and 1200 – Poor levels of TDS
Above 1200 – Unacceptable and unfit for drinking purposes

RO vs UV vs UF

RO Water PurifierUV Water PurifierUF Water Purifier
Requires Electricity to operateRequires Electricity to operateNo Electricity required
Kills and Removes all the Bacteria and Viruses from the Water.Kills all Bacteria and Viruses but their Dead Bodies remain in the Water.Kills and Removes all the Bacteria and Viruses from the Water.
Requires Electricity to Boost the Tap Water PressureUV Water Purifiers can work with Normal Tap Water Pressure.UF Water Purifiers can work with Normal Tap Water Pressure.
Removes the Dissolved SaltsCannot remove Dissolved SaltsCannot remove Dissolved Salts
RO Purifiers has Prefiltration system to work with the Dirty Water.Water should be clear for UV to work.Works with Dirty Turbid Water.

Factors to consider while buying water purifiers

Understand the amount of TDS in your water.
If TDS are low you can go ex less than 500, you can go for UV + UF water purifiers.
When TDS are high do consider RO + UV + UF water purifiers.
** For Low TDS you can go for RO + UV + UF water purifiers. But remember the filters cost more and so does their yearly maintainance.
Budget plays a big role in buying the affordable filter.
However, in this competition market there are low range like 7000 to high as 20000 costing Water Purifiers.
Its better to ignore certain less priority specifications in a purifier if you are on tight budget.
Maintainance and support network in your locality for the brand you buy your purifier from.
All the filters mentioned above are from the best brands and have great customer support.

Current Market Filters:
Pre-filter to remove large impurities
Chemi Block with a built-in particle trap filter to eliminate bad odor and dissolved organic contaminants
Membrane Life Enhancer prevents scaling of dissolved salts like magnesium and calcium.
RO Membrane to eliminate TDS, the hardness of water, and remove heavy metals like arsenic and lead
Taste enhancer to replenish the minerals lost during the RO filtration process
UV disinfection chamber to eliminate the bacteria and viruses from the RO purified water

FAQs

Which water purifier brand offers the best after-sales services?

On this era of customer service, all water purifier brands offer good after-sales services.
However, it depends on various factors such as availability of service centres in your city, accessibility to spare parts, and so on. The best way to verify these factors is to do a local search on Google or go through Just Dial reviews.
Going through the official websites or e-commerce websites where customers post their reviews is also a good way of ascertaining the after-sales service facilities of water purifier brands.
What is the annual maintenance cost (AMC) for an RO water purifier?

Most of the top water purifier brands offer regular AMC services. The rates depend on various factors. Usually, it is in the range of around Rs 4,000 per annum. However, it is better to verify from the water purifier AMC provider.
This AMC includes the cost of replacement of the various filters like RO membrane, UV and UF filters, activated carbon filters, and sediment filters.
You have to replace these filters on an annual basis to extract optimum performance from your water purifier. Refer to the actual specifications.
What are TDS Controllers / Modulators?

As the name suggests, TDS controllers control the proportion of TDS in the water coming out of the RO water purifier. Why do you need these controllers?
The RO purifiers reduce the hardness of input water by approximately 90%. Hence, if the TDS level of the water source is around 800, the TDS proportion of the output water will be in the range of 80.
This water with a low TDS level does not have good taste. Secondly, you need some minerals and salts in the water to enhance the taste. The TDS controllers work in the following manner.
The TDS controller divides the water that goes into the RO water system into two parts. One part goes through the RO membrane whereas the other part goes into the UV and UF filters.
The water that goes through the UV and UF filters do not undergo any change in the TDS levels. Therefore you get two different outputs. The final output is a mixture of both these waters. This is the job of the TDS modulator.
What is Mineralizer / Mineral guard ?

One must admit that the RO water purifier does a great job of purifying the water. But, it removes essential minerals along with the hazardous ones.
This leaves the output water with a bland taste that does not have much nutrient value. Therefore, you have water purifier brands including an extra stage of filtration that ensures the addition of essential minerals to the water.
This helps in maintaining the pH balance as well. Different brands have different names for these mineralizers. Aquaguard names it ‘Mineral Guard’.
How much water is wasted with RO water purifier ?

The biggest drawback of RO water purifiers is that it wastes water a lot. For every litre of pure water it produces, the machines waste 2 litres of water.
The wastage of water depends on the quality of the input water. The higher the TDS of input water, the higher is the wastage.

Conclusion

You have just gone through the best water purifiers buying guide. This guide should help you make an easy decision about opting for the best water purifiers in the market.
We have seen the differences between the various purification technologies and seen that a combination of all these technologies is the best option available to you.
Here you found the major water purifier brands manufacturing water purifiers with multi-filtration technologies. Hence, a water purifier providing RO+UV+UF+TDS Controller facilities should be the right one to go ahead.
These are the best water purifiers in India. The list will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any queries reading the selection of water purifiers, post them in the comments section below, and we will be glad to answer them.

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