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Whirlpool Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on November 2, 2012
Whirlpool offers a product line of HEPA air purifiers.
Whirlpool offers a product line of HEPA air purifiers.

Whirlpool Air Purifiers

Whirlpool air purifiers are filtration systems that meet HEPA filtration standards. These are low end air purifiers that offer minimally effective carbon filtration. In fact, the carbon filtration in most low end filtration systems like Whirlpool are present for show and for the concept to the consumer that maybe this air purifier will remove odors. These carbon filters do not have enough surface area or carbon to do a serious odor removal job. These comparison charts will allow you to compare Whirlpool air filtration systems to other HEPA filtration systems in the industry. Use the charts to educate yourself and make wise consumer decisions about the air purifiers you use.

Whirlpool AP45030K Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner

Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K

Whirlpool HEPA Air Purifiers Comparison Chart 1

MFG/Model
AP51030K
APT40010R
APR45230L
AP25030K
AP45030K
Whirlpool
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$349.99
$199.99
$399.99
$249.99
$299.99
Filter Type/Cleaning processes
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
4 Charcoal pre-filters-$29.99/yr, HEPA filter-$99.99/yr
4 charcoal pre-filters-$34.99/yr, HEPA filter-$34.99/yr
4 pack charcoal pre-filters-$29.99/yr, HEPA filter-$99.99/yr
4 pack charcoal pre-filters-$27.99/yr, HEPA filter-$79.99/yr
4 charcoal pre-filters-$29.99/yr, HEPA filter-$99.99/yr
Energy Consumption
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$418.79
$273.79
$468.79
$316.79
$368.79
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,937.90
$1,252.90
$1,987.90
$1,637.90
$1,887.90
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
500 square feet
200 square feet
495 square feet
320 square feet
490 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$2,512.74
$4,106.85
$2,840.87
$2,969.91
$2,256.99
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$11,627.40
$18,793.50
$12,046.67
$15,355.31
$11,553.95
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
6
15
6.06
9.375
6.12
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
39 cents/yr
63 cents/yr
40 cents/yr
51 cents/yr
38.5 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
some
some
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
some
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Whirlpool Air Purifiers Comparison Chart 2

MFG/Model
APMT2001M
Whirlpool
 
Retail Price
$99.99
Filter Type
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
4 pack charcoal pre-filters-$24.99/yr, HEPA filter-$34.99/yr
Energy Consumption
unknown
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$38.81/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$163.79
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,052.90
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
80 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$6,142.13
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$39,483.75
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
37.5
Noise Level dB
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
$1.32/yr
MFG Warranty
5 year limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
some
Chemical Gases
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
Smoke
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no

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