The Whirlpool APT40010R (Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R) may look like one of the cheapest air purifiers on the market and in fact, the company is trying to steer the customer into buying the latest Whirlpool WPT60 and Whirlpool WPT80. Is it available in 2019? Let’s find out in our Whirlpool APT40010R Review.
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- Cheap and affordable
- Decent performance
- Low CADR rating
- Easy to be out of stock
Whirlpool is clearly a giant in not only air purifier industry, but also many other home appliances. With more than 100 years of history, we can trust in the high-quality products of this company. The Whirlpool APT40010R is a very old air purifier, and if not for a valuable help from one of our friends, there is no way we could make this Whirlpool APT40010R Review.
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Whirlpool APT40010R Price
The Whirlpool APT40010R (and the Whirlpool APT42010M) is the upgrade of the low-key Whirlpool APT30010M, something that can’t be found anywhere in Internet at the moment. Clearly it is a nostalgia for the very old air purifier models.
And if any air purifier can sell itself with such classic design, it could be this Whirlpool APT40010R. This air purifier isn’t a high-spec, high-end dazzler, but still performs well for the price. Okay, so you want to check the Whirlpool APT40010R price? It launched at $149 from the beginning, but it has dropped to a point it can compete with other modern air purifiers just by the price tag.
For the new price, which you can check below, the Whirlpool APT40010R is a clear contender to select among the Levoit LV-H132, Blue Pure 411 and GermGuardian AC4825. You also may have the feeling of similarity between this air purifier and the Honeywell HFD-120-Q, but remember that all Whirlpool air purifiers are using True HEPA filter, something the American multinational competitor can’t do.
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Whirlpool APT40010R Design and Size
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense air purifier, solid and weighty is good, then the Whirlpool APT40010R is a great start for you. It stands 29 inches in height, which is even taller than the GermGuardian AC5000 or Honeywell AirGenius 3. However it is quite slim with other dimension: 9 inches for both width and depth, and you should be careful because your children can shove this device off.
As one tower air purifier, this Whirlpool APT40010R uses the back-to-front air flow system concept, so the large air vent you can see on front is actually its air outlet. The body of the air purifier feels nicely rounded and good to grab, thanks to be only 14 lbs for the weight.
The navigational control panel and display are slightly raised from the top of this air purifier, which is the similar type of things like Honeywell HFD-120-Q or Winix P150. Below is the logo of this company, and as you can see, it is the old logo.
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Whirlpool APT40010R Filters
There is one rule in classic tower air purifier, that they only use the all-in-one air filter or 2-stage air cleaning system at most to save the narrow space for the fan. Back to the Whirlpool APT40010R, it only has 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.
There is no hidden shenanigan going on here – the Whirlpool APT40010R uses the classic and trusted air filtration system, with the core of a certified True HEPA filter. For moderate users of air purifier, or the new ones, the Whirlpool APT40010R is generally straightforward to operate.
Of all three of old Whirlpool air purifiers, the Whirlpool APT40010R is clearly the weakest, both in the smallest filter size and the lowest fan power. In the usual comparison, we can see the difference between the Whirlpool APT40010R, Whirlpool AP25030K and Whirlpool AP45030K, as our today unit is only efficient for trapping 97% of any particles down to 0.3 microns in the room of 250 square feet.
For the filter replacement, you can use the Whirlpool 1183900 HEPA filter. This is also the most budget air filter of this brand, and you need a set of two filters for this Whirlpool APT40010R.
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Whirlpool APT40010R Room Coverage
We were impressed with the excellent room coverage of the recent Whirlpool air purifiers, but back to the old Whirlpool APT40010R, this is an air purifier meant for the small rooms. That being said, the room coverage of this air purifier is only 200 square feet.
The ACH of Whirlpool APT40010R is 5x. Just like Honeywell, the Whirlpool air purifiers are designed to clean a room more often than other brands, and the Whirlpool APT40010R can clean a room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Whirlpool APT40010R is 125 cfm in general. The higher CADR rating, the quicker one air purifier clean your room. So to say, for an air purifier under $100, the Whirlpool APT40010R is quite decent.
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Whirlpool APT40010R 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 APT40010R operates at a noise level of 45 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 soothing noise. For my testing unit, it is nearly 2 years old, but the noise is just the white noise, and it can help you sleep faster. It will satisfy most of the users, but if you have any trouble with its noise level, please contact Breathe Quality to help us improve the review.
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Whirlpool APT40010R 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 APT40010R runs at 40 watts power consumption, which is reasonable for a compact tower air purifier. The power consumption is far lower than the GermGuardian AC5000 or even AeraMax 100. And don’t forget that the Whirlpool APT40010R is Energy Star rated.
For using a Whirlpool APT40010R 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $15 per year.
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Whirlpool APT40010R Additional Features
When I first saw the Whirlpool APT40010R, I just thought it as an old air purifier without any ‘fancy’ additional features. But I was wrong, the Whirlpool APT40010R packs with a very accurate VOC sensor. As the result, this air purifier can run on Auto Mode, when it can automatically adjust the fan speed to match the current environment’s need.
Whirlpool APT40010R even has the Sleep Mode, a necessary mode for helping you sleep well. It will reduce the fan speed to lowest, and dim the display light whenever it detects the change of the ambient light.
Finally, we will have the basic Timer as well as LED indicator for filter replacement in this Whirlpool APT40010R.
Whirlpool APT40010R 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com, 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.
The Whirlpool APT40010R is good, but as it is old and outdated, if you try to buy it, you had better use it on your own.
Should I buy Whirlpool APT40010R?
Maybe no, as the dealer of Whirlpool APT40010R is rare at the moment, so there is a chance you won’t be covered for anything wrong you may encounter for this air purifier.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Whirlpool APT40010R has a True HEPA filter to clean the pollutants.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can search for the Winix C535, Winix 5300-2 or Winix 5500-2.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you can choose the SilverOnyx, Winix 5300-2, Winix C535 and Winix 5500-2, as they can clean better than this Whirlpool APT40010R.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: this is the most budget air purifier of this brand.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: you should get the Levoit LV-H132 or Blue Pure 411.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: you can check for the Honeywell HFD-010 or Honeywell AirGenius 3.
- If you love the additional features: you can get the AeraMax 100 for the Smart Sensor, but remember that the Whirlpool APT40010R also has Smart Sensor.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
An overall decent air purifier.