Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure Air Purifier Review

If you need a true HEPA filter air purifier that comes with electronic control and digital display, Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure air purifier will fit in nicely. Powered by Whirlpool own Charcoal based pre-filter and true HEPA filter, Whirlpool APR45130L can significantly freshen your surrounding air by removing common airborne particles including dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, gases, odors coming from daily cooking, cleaning products and everyone’s favorite tobacco smoke.

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Whirlpool APR45130L Specification

AvailabilityRoom size BrandProduct Retail suggested costLink
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ CoverageDust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationAnnual filter cost
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
HEPA filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Carbon filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filters
All-in-one filters
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Optional/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMore color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter change indicatorWi-Fi / BluetoothENERGY STARRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail/ Phone support
Discontinued3 LargeWhirlpoolWhirlpool APR45130L
17.8 x 25.3 x 11.4 in
(45.2 x 64.3 x 29 cm)
15 lb (6.8 kg)495 sq. ft. (46 m2)323 cfm (549 m3/h)329 cfm (559 m3/h)311 cfm (528 m3/h)cfm (00 m3/h)3-stage
8171434K Charcoal Pre-Filter (Large) (4 pack)
3 months
+- 26.99
1183054K True HEPA Filter (Large)
1 year
+- 79.99
120 W5 years

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Whirlpool APR45130L key features

  • Charcoal pre-filter – First stage filter that traps odors/ gases and help extend the lifespan of the True HEPA-filter.
  • True HEPA filter - Capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns against airborne allergens such as dust, pet dander and pollen.
  • 3 fan speeds with auto mode – In auto mode, the air purifier will automatically adjust the fan speed based on the surrounding air.
  • VOC-SENSE sensor - Monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) gases.
  • Dust Particle sensor - Monitor air quality level.
  • Sleep Mode – Silent operation throughout the night.
  • 18 hours on/ off timer.
  • Remote control.
  • Filter replacement indicator light - Separate indicator for charcoal pre-filter and true HEPA filter.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
Whirlpool APR45130L dimension
Whirlpool APR45130L weight

Design and build quality

With the width of 45.2 cm, height of 64.5 cm and depth of 29 cm, Whirlpool APR45130L air cleaner is on the large size but in terms of weight, it is rather light at only 6.8 kg. Front cover can be open to change both filters and a built-in handle makes it simpler to move the unit around. With the inclusion of the VOC-SENSE detection, air quality monitor, filter change indicator light, pre-set timer and electronic controls with an informative digital screen, APR45130L is definitely easy to use and maintain. Overall the design and white color plastic housing feels a bit “low cost”; you should expect no less on the solidness and the build quality of Whirlpool unit.

Whirlpool APR45130L dimension comparison table.
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Applicable area, CADR and power input

Excellent for large room up to 46 m2 (495 sq. ft.) with 4.8 times air charges per hour. The dust free air delivery rate (CADR) is at 323 cfm, pollen free air delivery rate at 329 cfm and smoke free air delivery rate at 311 cfm. Power input is decent at 120 watts maximum.

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Final thoughts on Whirlpool APR45130L

Wide purifying coverage, good clean air delivery rate and comes with plenty of smart, useful features that you will only find in some expensive model in other brand, Whirlpool APR45130L maybe be the “keeper” you are looking for at a very attractive price (look it out online). Whirlpool Whispure Air PurifierAPR45130L design might not be that appealing nor is the combination charcoal pre-filter/ HEPA filter, but with is reliable performance and supported by a 5 years worry-free warranty, you should also include this air purifier in your consideration list.

In conclusion......

  • True HEPA-filter with 99.97% airborne particles capturing rate.
  • Wide room coverage.
  • Silent operation in all 3 speeds and auto mode.
  • 18 hours on/ off timer.
  • VOC-SENSE sensor.i
  • Dust Particle sensor.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
  • The standard charcoal pre-filter does not has the capacity to handle heavy odor or gases.

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