Eliminate airborne allergens and tackle irritating household odors—all while keeping an eye on your finances—with the Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier. This Energy Star air purifier, also known as the Whirlpool Whispure AP45030K or the Whirlpool AP450, is one of few air cleaners on the market that carries the Energy Star seal for efficient, cost-effective operation. In addition, the Whirlpool Whispure 450 has historically been top-ranked by a leading consumer reporting magazine, garnering favorable ratings in dust and smoke removal and quiet operation. The 450 is a smaller version of the top consumer-rated Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier.
This HEPA air purifier is ideal for air purification in offices, family rooms, bedrooms, basements, and any other area in your home or office that would benefit from cleaner air. It is rated to cover up to 490 square feet.
Three Stages of Air Filtration
Formerly known as the Whirlpool Whispure AP45030S, this Whirlpool air purifier features three stages of filtration: a permanent pre-filter, a carbon filter, and a true HEPA filter. During operation, air initially moves through the 450's permanent pre-filter, which doubles as the air purifier's front cover. This washable plastic filter helps to catch large particles before they reach the carbon and HEPA filters. This in turn, helps boost the efficiency of the carbon and HEPA filters.
After moving through the permanent pre-filter, air then passes through a carbon filter, which helps absorb and neutralize irritating odors, such as cigarette smoke, chemical scents, and cooking odors. Finally, air moves through a true HEPA filter, where 99.97% of allergen particles sized 0.3 microns and larger are removed. These particles include mold spores, pollen, pet dander, ragweed, dust mites, dust particles and any other impurities that may be lingering in your indoor air.
This three-stage filtration system helps the Whirlpool Whispure AP45030K achieve exceptionally high CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) measurements for dust, smoke, and pollen. CADR ratings tell you how much of a specific pollutant an air purifier can remove in cubic feet per minute. As a rule of thumb, remember that the closer the number to the maximum CADR measurement, the more effective the air cleaner. The 450 maintains some of the highest CADR ratings in the industry.
Dust: 328 (CADR maximum for dust is 400)
Smoke: 317 (CADR maximum for smoke is 450)
Pollen: 354 (CADR maximum for pollen is 450)
To help simplify operation, the Whirlpool 450 features a manual control panel equipped with a rotary dial that allows you to adjust purification speeds. Choose from three fan speeds—low, medium, and high—depending on how quickly you want to purify your room air. The control panel also includes two filter indicator lights that illuminate to let you know when it's time to replace the carbon and HEPA filters.
Energy Star Seal
The Whirlpool Whispure 450 is Energy Star-rated. Energy Star air purifiers are approximately 40 percent more efficient than standard models. On average, these models save consumers 340 kilowatts per hour of electricity per year than comparable air purifiers that are not Energy Star-qualified. In dollar figures, this energy savings works out to $39 annually on utility bills and potentially up to more than $340 over the life of the air purifier.
Other top features of the Whirlpool 450 air cleaner include:
Unique Airflow Design – Purified air is released back into your space using an air return grille situated on the top of the system. This allows you to place the air purifier against a wall without impeding airflow.
Quiet Operation – The 450's lowest speed is ultra-quiet and ideal for overnight operation.
Built-In Cord Storage – No more power cord tangles—use the appliance's built-in cord storage to safely store the power cord when it's not in use.
Lightweight – Weighing in at only 26 pounds, you can easily move the air purifier from room to room as your purification needs change.
Longer Filter Lives – Replace the 450 carbon filter every three months; replace the HEPA filter just once per year.