We have owned two Whispure AP510's for over five years now. Both units have run practically 24/7 at the TURBO setting, and are still operating beautifully. Over the years, prior to buying our Whispures, we have had Sharper Image tower air cleaners, a Honeywell whole house electronic air cleaner on the furnace, and the comparable Honeywell Envirocaire air cleaners. These two Whispure's have them all beat. We used the Envirocaire in a different, smaller home, and replaced it with a new one when the motor burned out at approx. three year's continuous use. Both Envirocaire's made progressively more noise with age, to the point of being completely unacceptable even with impeccable maintenance. In my opinion, Whirlpool's Whispure design is preferable over the Envirocaire because (1) you can place the unit unobtrusively against a wall or in an unobstructed corner and (2) cleaned air vents out the top of the unit instead of the very noticeable floor draft produced by the Envirocaire (that can be significantly uncomfortable in the winter months), and (3) there are five different air speeds: Low, Medium, High, Turbo and Sleep Mode vs three fan speeds on the Envirocaire. I like the reminder lights on the control panel that keep track of your filter changes and/or your need to replace the carbon or HEPA filter. (The control panel also features a "Control Lock" function to prevent curious little ones from changing your settings by irresistably pressing the "buttons" on the touch panel.) The HEPA filter easily lasts a year with the minimum recommended carbon filter replacement. Maintenance is a breeze: The front cover comes off in one single motion-just grasp the cover at the easily located tabs high on each side and depress gently, the cover lifts right off. The tab-lock mechanism is so well made, it should never break. The carbon pre-filter has slots cut into the fabric that fit onto matching tabs on the inside of the front cover. The slots/tabs design situates the pre-filter exactly where it needs to be to fully cover the HEPA filter and holds it in place while you snap the cover back in place. The HEPA filter is sturdily made with an approx. 1" Wide plastic frame as integral part of the filter. The side facing the rear of the air cleaner has an applied seal that ensures incoming air passes through the HEPA filter and not around it. Our Whispure's were not only worth every penny we paid for them, the pre-filters (4 per pack) and once a year HEPA replacement (at maximum), is every bit worth their cost when you get such a high level of quality. Both of our Whispure's are almost as quiet as the day we bought them (over five years ago, running on TURBO 24/7) and still provide a high CADR (clean air delivery rate). (Note: Allergies, pets and used during use of oxygen concentrator.) In my opinion, this is the best portable home air cleaner.
The display no longer works and Whirlpool gave me a major runaround over the phone even though their warranty is supposedly still in effect. The unit is less than a year old.
Fairly quiet to not so loud. Everyone noticed a difference in air quality
Local Sears only had this large version. It was a bit too large for my Mother's assisted liv. apt., so I put this in my house, and gave her my smaller one of another brand. The Sears one really puts out some air on Turbo or high. Then I turn it down to low or medium for quieter sleep. Haven't seen a power bill yet, but I like that it's energy star. About the size of a box fan, but a bit thicker and heavier. I can move it around, as the handle is comfortable, but I do wish it came with casters, like my other one.This air purifier is much cheaper for the size than other brands that also have high ratings.
This is a great purifier. The low setting is super quiet and really helps with the smell.
It is quite and functions well. Wish I had not waited to get it.
Purchased for a larger room. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats so I ran it on highest speed for a few hours then on low ever since. Air is cleaner and my allergies are greatly reduced. I have not had this unit long enough to say how long the filters last, but so far so good.
This air purifier was purchased as it was very highly rated. It cleans the air in our house and is not noisy. It works well and is effective at removing impurities and helping the air smell clean and fresh. We also use it at night to help us sleep for the white noise. The price was very competitive and the SYW points helped out a lot.
The best ever after all i got so many air purifiers before none work good as this one best of luck to anyone want to buy one
The air cleaner was nice but not as nice as the previous one I had had: Kenmore one; It had heppa filter and screen like first filter; they provided 3 for the year which was nice; I cleaned the first filter after 1 month and replaced it, but the computer did not reset; I put in a new one thinking ok well just do a new one - still the filter gauge would not reset; Returned the machine; it is quiet but the sleep mode was nothing but the low and even when locked on sleep it went off back to just low; Since the computer failure was the reason for losing the Kenmore and the guaentee/ warentee is only 1 year, I decided I had better take it back before the time was up!
Was able to sleep for the first time in a month. Takes the dust right out of the air, great for anyone allergic. Wish I had this earlier. Will not be disappointed.
really like it
I have emphysema and I have to depend on an air purifier. this product does nothing for me except run up my power bill. Pull almost nothing out of the air, I have to shut it off and open the door for fresh air. I have another small table top purifier that works great and this monster does nothing, I need help to return it.
I need a another purifier with the one I have or get a bigger one,
My opinion Holmes seems to be the best so far that I know of.
We purchased 2 of these and within 3 months, one of them started to rattle. I called Whirlpool and they told me I had to pay yo mail it back to them for repair. Really!?! So after paying over $300 for each unit, we had to fork out another $150 to send it back. I will never buy another Whirlpool product. The washer we have from them is garbage too.
It is good for it's use. I miss the white noise of my old one!
This is a great help to me since I have allergies. It can clean the air of a large room and it is pretty quiet even on the medium speed, which is what I normally set it on. It goes 2 speeds higher and that would be good for obnoxious smells, paint odor, etc.
This air purifier is easy to use, has low maintenance and simple filter changes. It pulls as much or as little air as you want with the push of a button. The fan noise level does increase with increased fan speed but it generates "white noise" so the sound level doesn't really bother me. It also seems to be about the right size to fit the open floor-plan of my house but it might be a bit too big for a typical bedroom.