The Whirlpool AP25030K (Whirlpool Whispure AP25030K) isn’t one of those air purifiers that immediately catches the eye and gets pulses racing. It’s a fairly ordinary looking air purifier, with a functional rather than flashy design. Together with the old Whirlpool AP45030K, this air purifier is a solid choice for low-range in the past, but for now? This Whirlpool AP25030K Review will answer you.
Update: The Whirlpool AP25030K is a very old model of this brand, and you may not find the filter replacement for this machine hereafter. If you like a Whirlpool device, you should turn back and head for the new Whirlpool WP500 instead.
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- Cheap and affordable
- Decent performance
- Good CADR rating
- Hard to find filter replacement
- Easy to be out of stock
Whirlpool is a leader in major home appliances manufacturing, but in the competitive air purifier market, can they compete against the long-history brands like Honeywell, Blueair or IQAir? The Whirlpool AP25030K is a very old device of this brand, and if you want to know if the air purifier is still available in 2019, you should read this Whirlpool AP25030K Review.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Price
For an old air purifier like Whirlpool AP25030K, people may forget about it completely. It is hard to recommend, especially when the Whirlpool Corporation is not making the air purifiers and air filters for this model anymore.
But beneath the low-key exterior, the Whirlpool AP25030K packs a feature punch similar to some of new Whirlpool top-spec air purifiers, like Whirlpool WP500 and Whirlpool WP1000. It has a good performance for a decent room from 250 square feet to 320 square feet.
Because you can’t find the Whirlpool AP25030K anywhere outside Amazon, you can only have one if you accept the $179 price tag. The price is a little bit higher than the Whirlpool WPT80 and Whirlpool WPT60, and for an older model, it is everything to keep you away from this air purifier.
Am I too harsh for the old Whirlpool AP25030K? We will find out later in this review, but remember that for the budget you can easily select between the Coway AP-1512HH, Winix 5500-2, Honeywell HPA200 or AeraMax 300. Since they are all the famous air purifiers, the Whirlpool AP25030K will be left behind pretty far, I guess.
However, if you still like the Whirlpool AP25030K, here is the only deal we can find for you. Grab it, or better switch to other air purifiers.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Design and Size
The Whirlpool AP25030K has a no-nonsense sort of design that we’ve seen plenty of times from now on successfully Whirlpool air purifiers. The low-range air purifier is cheaper than the Whirlpool AP45030K and of course, the next-gen Whirlpool WP500 because some of that cost saving may be accounted for by its cheap build.
It is made mostly of plastic, with a footprint of 22.8 inches (height) x 16.3 inches (width) x 12.5 inches (depth). The Whirlpool AP25030K weighs 17 lbs, and without a convenient handle, you can’t move it around your home easily.
The bottom-to-top air flow system concept is popular for the bulky air purifiers like this one, as you can find an air intake grill on front, as well as another air outlet on top of this Whirlpool AP25030K. The shape of its body is quite firm and stable, combining with the already heavy weight, the Whirlpool AP25030K can not easily fall to the ground.
The main control panel isn’t too fiddly, with only one switch to change the fan speed, and the LED indicators for HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Filters
To check the performance of one air purifier, you need to know about the quantity of the air filtration system, as well as the air filter types being used. Just like the predecessor, Whirlpool AP25030K uses the 2-stage air cleaning system.
- Activated Carbon filter – Cover the HEPA filter is the layer of Activated Carbon filter, to help adsorb the odors, smoke and VOCs before the polluted air reaches the HEPA filter.
- True HEPA filter – We will have here a True HEPA filter, to capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, such as dust, pet dander, pollen, tobacco smoke, fabric fibers and mold spores.
Like the previous Whirlpool APT40010R, the Whirlpool AP25030K runs a HEPA filter, however, it has more filter media than a tower air purifier. It’s not the greatest air filter you might expect on a high-end air purifier, but the so-called Synthetic-based filter membrane is effective to capture the allergens lurking in your home air.
With better fan power than the predecessor, the Whirlpool AP25030K has high efficiency for trapping particles down to 0.3 microns in size. As you can see from the chart below, this air purifier achieved the score of 99% in 1 hour, for a room of 250 square feet.
The filter replacement of this air purifier is the Whirlpool 1183051K, which is available for both the Whirlpool AP25030K and the old Whirlpool AP150.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Room Coverage
With the great True HEPA filter onboard, we only need to check the fan power to know the actual performance of this Whirlpool AP25030K. This air purifier is able to deal with a room up to 320 square feet.
The ACH of Whirlpool AP25030K is 5x. Just like Honeywell, the Whirlpool air purifiers are designed to clean a room more often than other brands, and the Whirlpool AP25030K can clean a room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Whirlpool AP25030K is 215 Dust/ 205 Smoke/ 224 Pollen (cfm). The higher CADR rating, the quicker one air purifier can clean your room.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Sound
The True HEPA filter is great, but it requires fan power to pull in the polluted air. And the downside is clearly the noise level. However, Whirlpool AP25030K operates at a noise level of 50 decibels (db), which is still lower than the noise level of air conditioner at 100 feet.
I have founded some negative reviews about the old Whirlpool unit making noisy sound. It is mostly due to the old age of this air purifier, and because the manufacturer isn’t making more Whirlpool AP25030K, you should change to the Whirlpool WP500 instead for better customer support.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?”. In fact, we need to run an air purifier for a long time to be efficient.
The Whirlpool AP25030K runs at 40 watts power consumption, which is quite suitable for an Energy Star air purifier. If you care about the annual energy cost, you can also check for the SilverOnyx or Coway AP-1216L.
For using a Whirlpool AP25030K 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $14 per year.
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Whirlpool AP25030K Additional Features
As the old device from Whirlpool family, we shouldn’t expect any additional features, as well as high-end smart features on this Whirlpool AP25030K. Apart from the knob to change the fan speed, you will have nothing else.
Luckily, we still have the LED indicators for filter replacement, to remind us when we need to change the air filter.
Whirlpool AP25030K Customer Service
Whirlpool is a global leader in making major home appliances, and with more than 92000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers, this company dedicates a lot in the customer service field. You can easily reach them via email at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 866-666-1168.
The warranty policy of Whirlpool is only for one year. From the second through fifth year, the limited warranty is only on the air purifier motor. Also, the Aroma International Limited (which covers the supply and warranty for Whirlpool air purifiers) will not pay when your air purifier is used in other than normal, single-family household use. How they can check that is still unknown.
This Whirlpool AP25030K is too old to handle. It may be one good air purifier in the past, but remember which year we are in.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
Honestly, don’t write another negative review for this Whirlpool AP25030K.