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Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K
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- Filters air 4.8 times per hour in a 500 square feet room
- Quiet and easy to use electronic controls
- True HEPA 0.3 micron filtration
- Clean Air Delivery Rate (CEDR) 315
- 4 Fan speeds, plus sleep and turbo modes
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WHIRLPOOL MODEL AVAILABILITY:
The following Whirlpool models are both still available, (as is a third less powerful model, the 250, which uses different sized filters):
Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier (AP45030K), also 315-CADR
Whirlpool® Whispure 315-CADR Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, AP51030K (this page)
Both of these models use the same replacement filters:
Whirlpool 8171434K Large Air Purifier Carbon Pre-Filters
4-Pack and the Whirlpool 1183054K Hepa Filter, Large (links below)
CADR RATINGS EXPLAINED:
The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) comes from measurements conducted by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), and is a measure of the amount of particle-free air being delivered into the room. It is the best measure of the true cleaning capacity of the air cleaner. The higher the CADR, the larger the room that can be effectively cleaned. A loose equation is: CADR x 1.5 = sq. ft. room size.
This is important because manufacturers can list any "room size" rating they choose, regardless of CADR rating. Thus you might have one product claiming it can effectively handle a 400 sq. ft. room, while another product says it can handle a 200 sq. ft. room, yet both have the same CADR ratings. So always use CADR ratings rather than room size ratings in making your comparisons.
That said, air cleaners are usually advertised with the room size for which they are recommended. If this accurately matches about 1.Read more ›
When I plugged the unit in, I was very impressed with the volume of air it moved and how quiet it was. If you put this in a small/medium size bedroom, you will do a great job and "cleaning" the air. The controls were laid out well. The brightness on the buttons was not so bright that you would have a night light in your room either. It comes with 4 different speed settings which was a nice feature. All in all it is a very well built and functional unit.
Ultimately I ended up returning the unit. Everything about it was exactly what I wanted except one thing...it acted like a portable space heater! The unit itself does not require very much power, but the heat it generates will cost you more in air conditioning. I put the unit in a 12x12 bedroom and let it run for a couple of hours while I was gone. When I returned home, the bedroom was several degrees hotter than the rest of the house.Read more ›
The controls are simple to use. I find there to be plenty of options for fan speed (noise control). On the lowest setting I can watch TV at normal volume levels with the unit sitting three feet from me. After leaving the room it's easy to ratchet it up to the TURBO mode which I leave it on most of the time when not using the living areas. I appreciate the indicators which tell you when the filter needs replacing, and roughly where it is at in terms of its lifespan (there are five lights to represent HEPA and pre filter status). I also appreciate the 5 year limited warranty that comes with the unit (see brochure for details).
After 2.5 months of use I find that there is a noticeable difference in the quality of the air. It feels fresher, smells cleaner, and I can't see dust flying through the air (which was a usual occurrence before the filter). At first I was hesitant to spend so much on a purifier which required an on-going investment each year; however, after spending 2.5 months with the first unit I'm going to order a 2nd unit for my bedroom. I don't have allergies, but feel that the investment is well worth the reduced dusting, potential health benefits, and quality construction of the unit itself.
UPDATE #1: After nearly 3 years both of my units are still going strong.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this air purifier. It has been running non-stop since we bought it. No issues whatsoever. It's not whisper quiet, but I've never come across one that truly is, but it is... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Paul A Lemieux III
The purifier worked well for the first few months after which it started giving me a loud ticking sound when in use. Looks like the bearings were gone. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Bharat Mirgan
Super quiet and it really clears the air! I had one that I returned under warranty and whirpool replaced it with a new model for free. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mike
Had purchased one of these before. They work well and I would recommend them highly!
I purchased this about 1.5 years ago for $296.99. It's been great - I run it almost 24/7 and it does a good job as long as I change the filters on schedule. Read morePublished 20 days ago by THELarus
Does a great job of air circulation, but is a bit noisy. Would leave it on all night, but for the noise.Published 24 days ago by J. Serresseque