Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier

The Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier is produced by a well respected Fortune 500 company. Whirlpool is a global manufacturer with headquarters near Benton Harbor, Michigan.

The corporation has over seventy manufacturing and research centers around the world that employ 70,000 workers. With revenues of about $18.4 billion annually, Whirlpool is a leading manufacturer of home appliances.

Established in 1911, Whirlpool has continued to grow through acquisition of companies such as Maytag and markets brands such as Jenn-Air, Amana, KitchenAid, Inglis, Bauknecht and Consul. These brands are household names in countries around the world. In 2006 the addition of Maytag made Whirlpool the largest home appliance maker in the world. That honor previously was held by Electrolux.

No matter what home appliance you search for you will find Whirlpool products prominently displayed in available options. The Whirlpool Whispure 450 air purifier is a good example of the quality the company is known for.

Pros

The Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier is a little dynamo that can clean the air in a room up to 490 sq ft. The True HEPA filtration removes particulates as small as 0.3 microns while a charcoal pre-filter clears the air of odors and pre-clean air before it is cycled through the HEPA filter.

The Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier uses high efficiency technology and advertises it quiet fan system. This unit will remove allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander and mole spores. It will remove tobacco smoke to protect your family from the dangers associated with breathing second hand smoke. This unit can cycle the air volume in a room 4.8 times per hour.

The True HEPA filter used in this unit is the best form of filtration available today. This filter will capture 99.97% of the airborne particles in the room and return clean air into the environment. The filter must be replaced about every 12 months. An indicator light on the unit will remind you to change the filter and the replacements are easily located online for purchase.

The pre-filter needs to be replaced every 3 months. Replacement filter pricing is reasonable with pre-filter selling for $28 and True HEPA replacement filter costing $90.00. Maintenance costs to operate this unit total about $200 or slightly more per year. It may sound like a high price but it is only about $17 per month to completely clean the air in a large room of your home. That's a reasonable cost for the ability to breathe clean air twenty-four hours a day.

The Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier is easily portable with a weight of 25 pounds and measures 22"H x 1775"W x 11"D. Whirlpool understands buyers may need to move the unit so a built-in handle and cord storage are standard for this product. Filters are located on the front of the unit and are easy to access and change. This is an excellent for bedrooms as the rotary fan is very quiet and will not interfere with sleep.

The price of $249 is low for a high efficiency air purifier that will treat a large room and the 5 year limited warranty is an indication of Whirlpool faith in the quality of the construction and materials of this air cleaner. For rooms which are larger or smaller than those listed for the Whirlpool Whispure 450 air purifier, Whirlpool offers models that are $50 less or $50 more in price which makes it easy to find the correct size for your room.

The efficiency of air purifiers is measured by CADR (clean air delivery rate). This unit has a high CADR and the ability to be placed anywhere in a room. Many air purifiers must be placed away from walls and furniture to provide proper air movement. The design of the Whirlpool Whispure 450 air purifier allows the homeowner to set the unit against a wall or in a corner with no loss of air cleaning capacity.

This is an Energy Star Certified air purifier that will require little use of electricity even when used on a 24 hour basis in your home. The operating costs of the unit are the filter replacement costs as energy use is negligible.

Cons

There is no reason not to choose the Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier. Consumer reviews praise this unit it for the clean air it produces. Unlike other air cleaners, there have been few complaints about fan noise or poor customer service.

Summary

The Whirlpool Whispure 450 Air Purifier is a little workhorse that can fit into a corner of a large room and remove 99.97% of the particulates from the air your family is breathing.

This is a quality built product from a trusted manufacturer. The price is reasonable and competitive with other brands and consumers using these units seem to be unanimous in their praise.

It is crucial that you buy an air purifier that is powerful enough to process the air volume in the room it will occupy. This unit will easily clean air in a room up to 450 sq ft. For rooms where there is a lot of family activity or where the room size is slightly above that listed for this air cleaner, consider upgrading to the next model for an addition $50 in cost.

Plan to spend about $17 each month over a year's time for filter replacement. Other than that, there is no cost for maintenance the these units use little power and will not cause your electric bill to skyrocket.

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