Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure Air Purifier Quick 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

ProductWhirlpool APR45130L
RSPRetail suggested cost +-
17.8 x 25.3 x 11.4 in
(45.2 x 64.3 x 29 cm)
Weight15 lb (6.8 kg)
Coverage (up to)495 sq. ft. (46 m2)
Dust free (CADR)323 cfm (549 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)329 cfm (559 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)311 cfm (528 m3/h)
Airflow speed
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
8171434K Charcoal Pre-Filter (Large) (4 pack)
3 months
+- 26.99
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
1183054K True HEPA Filter (Large)
1 year
+- 79.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption120 W
Timer/ SchedulerProgrammable timer (18 hours)
SensorsVOC-SENSE/ Dust Particle sensor
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Whirlpool APR45130L key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Charcoal pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter
  • 3 fan speeds with Auto mode + Sleep mode
  • VOC-SENSE sensor - Monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) gases
  • Dust Particle sensor
  • 18 hours timer
  • Remote control
  • Filter replacement indicator light - Separate indicator for charcoal pre-filter and true HEPA filter
  • 5 years limited warranty
Whirlpool APR45130L dimension
17.8 x 25.3 x 11.4 in
(45.2 x 64.3 x 29 cm)
Whirlpool APR45130L weight
15 lb (6.8 kg)

From the first look, Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure air cleaner is on the large size but weight wise is certainly not too hefty. Front cover can be open to change both filters and a built-in handle makes it easier 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, Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure 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.

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. The True HEPA filter can capture all sorts or airborne irritants from dust, pet dander, mold, pollen to bacteria and viruses. Charcoal pre-filter though can only capture light amount of smoke and odors. Power input is only OK at 120 watts maximum.

Final thoughts on Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure

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. Whirlpool APR45130L Whispure maybe be the “keeper” you are looking for at a very attractive price. The outdated design might not be that appealing nor is the combination charcoal pre-filter/ HEPA filter, but with its reliable performance and supported by a 5 years worry-free warranty, you should also include this air purifier in your consideration list.

Whirlpool APR45130L is covered against

Whirlpool APR45130L VS Dust



Whirlpool APR45130L VS Pollen



Whirlpool APR45130L VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Dust mite

Dust mites


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Pet dander

Pet dander


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Chemical



Whirlpool APR45130L VS VOCs



Whirlpool APR45130L VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas


Whirlpool APR45130L VS Odor



Whirlpool APR45130L 3-stage filtration and 495 sq. ft. purifying applicable area is excellent when take on irritants, allergens, viruses and bacteria. It is very efficient on typical airborne particles example dust, pet hair. On the one hand against micron-size particles, Whirlpool APR45130L 3 speed airflow distribution + 1183054K True HEPA Filter (Large) is good at capturing pet dander, dust mites, fungi, pollen, mildew, mold, spores and germs.  On smokes, odors and fumes, Whirlpool APR45130L filtration is below par in handling chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

In conclusion......

  • 3-stage filtration with 3 speed + Auto/ Sleep mode.
  • True HEPA-filter with 99.97% airborne particles capturing rate.
  • Wide room coverage with impressive CADR.
  • 18 hours on/ off timer with remote control.
  • Comes in both VOC-SENSE and Dust Particle sensor.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
  • Discontinued model with outdated design.
  • The standard charcoal pre-filter does not has the capacity to handle heavy odor or gases.
  • High power consumption due to the high airflow distribution.
Build quality
Airflow delivery
Particle Filtration
Smoke Filtration

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