The Whirlpool AP45030K (Whirlpool Whispure AP45030K) is the upgrade for the previous Whirlpool AP25030K, to serve a large room. Is the boost a worthy option to buy, or should we ignore this very old model? We will find out in this Whirlpool AP45030K Review.
UPDATED: The Whirlpool AP45030K is a very old model of this brand, which is completely replaced by the new Whirlpool WP500.
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- 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 AP45030K is a very old device of this brand, and if you are still here in 2019, you had better read this Whirlpool AP45030K Review.
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Whirlpool AP45030K Price
What do you expect from a large room air purifier? With the Whirlpool AP45030K, the powerful air purifier of the American brand, you can enjoy fresh air in a much larger space.
While some of Whirlpool’s earlier air purifier models were trim with a little fan power to save space for the HEPA filter’s size, the Whirlpool AP45030K is a chunky air purifier that enables a bigger fan.
The Whirlpool AP45030K debuts at a price of $299, and right now you can only find the available model on Amazon. This air purifier is replaced by the next Whirlpool AP51030K (which is internationally named as Whirlpool WP500). Again, I urge you to move on to the new air purifier, because you may not find proper support for the old Whirlpool AP45030K.
The price of this Whirlpool AP45030K puts it directly on competition against the army of Winix air purifiers, like Winix P450, Winix HR900 and even the later smart models, Winix AM90 and Winix HR1000. I don’t count the Oransi OV200 or Alen BreatheSmart FLEX in the list because of their low fan power, but as you can see, there are a lot of air purifiers of big brands to switch to.
Well, below is a rare chance to have the Whirlpool AP45030K, but only if you are willing to take risk.
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Whirlpool AP45030K Design and Size
Now Whirlpool has a new contender to fill the mid-range pocket – the Whirlpool WP500. But back to the past few years we also have this Whirlpool AP45030K, which is by any means a bigger and broader version of Whirlpool AP25030K.
This design is far from dull, and those that have doggedly been using the previous model may find it completely similar.
The Whirlpool AP45030K retains the block look of its predecessor, and though it still works great, this design concept is a little bit boring. It just stretches the dimension of the old air purifier, with the height of 25.6 inches and the width of 19.6 inches.
That being said, we will have the bottom-to-top air flow concept system, to pull the air from the large air intake grill on front of this air purifier, onto the top air outlet. To support the strong fan power, Whirlpool AP45030K has a heavy weight of 28.6 lbs, which is even heavier than the AIRMEGA 400S or Blueair Classic 205.
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Whirlpool AP45030K 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 AP45030K 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 AP45030K runs a HEPA filter, however, it has more filter media even than the medium-size Whirlpool AP25030K. 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 AP45030K has the highest 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 99.92% in 1 hour, for a room of 250 square feet.
Whirlpool AP45030K uses the same air filter as the new Whirlpool WP500 – the air filter 1183054K. The HEPA filter will cost you $94 for 1 year of use, while the Activated Carbon filter is $34. Honestly, the air filter cost is not too high in this segment, and if you can invest in the mid-range, you will be able to afford the annual filter cost.
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Whirlpool AP45030K Room Coverage
One area of performance that did give concern is the room coverage of one air purifier. Normally, a large room air purifier will need a big fan to quickly clean your room. And the Whirlpool AP45030K is a personal air purifier to cover a room of 450 square feet.
The ACH of Whirlpool AP45030K is 5x. Just like Honeywell, the Whirlpool air purifiers are designed to clean a room more often than other brands, and the Whirlpool AP45030K can clean a room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Whirlpool AP45030K is 315 cfm in general. The higher CADR rating, the quicker one air purifier clean your room.
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Whirlpool AP45030K 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. Even for an air purifier with Quiet Partner system (name of their silent operation system), Whirlpool AP45030K operates at a noise level of 55 decibels (db), which is a bit higher than the previous Whirlpool AP25030K.
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 AP45030K, you should change to the Whirlpool WP500 instead for better customer support.
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Whirlpool AP45030K 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 AP45030K runs at 110 watts power consumption, which is really a huge drawback for an Energy Star air purifier. Do you know that the GermGuardian AC9400W runs at only 60 watts, and the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is even lower with only 29 watts?
For using a Whirlpool AP45030K 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $40 per year.
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Whirlpool AP45030K 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 AP45030K. 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.
In this price range, if you want one air purifier to be controlled via smartphone, you can look for the Philips 2000i, Winix NK105 or Winix HR1000. The Winix AM90 and Blueair Classic 205 also add the Alexa voice control function, to enable you with more things to enjoy.
Whirlpool AP45030K 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.
Well, I can’t deny that the Whirlpool AP45030K has high performance rating. But with a huge sum of money over the mighty Honeywell HPA300, as well as a poor support to back up the device, you had better keep away from this air purifier in 2019.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
A old device that is ready to be replaced by Whirlpool WP500.