Whirlpool Whispure 510 HEPA Air Purifier: AP51030K
The Whirlpool Whispure 510 is a solid, basic unit for small to medium-sized rooms with additional fan speeds.
How It WorksThe Whirlpool Whispure 510 uses a two-stage filtration process. Air first passes through its carbon pre-filter that is designed to capture large particles, light odors and chemicals. The air then passes through the true HEPA filter where 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns are captured.
Who Needs ItThis is a great air purifier for those looking to clean common, everyday allergens in small to medium sized rooms. Bonus features include a 5-stage filter status indicator for both the HEPA filter and Pre-Filter and the option to lock the controls. With a carbon pre-filter, it will help to remove light amounts of odor and smoke and remove up to 99.97% of the particles down to .3 microns with its true HEPA filter.
What's In The BoxUnit
- Size: 24" Height x 20" Width x 10" Deep (Front to Back)
- Weight: 21 lbs
- Carbon Pre-Filter
- HEPA Filter
1 Year Limited Warranty, 5 Year Warranty on Motor
The Whirlpool Whispure 510 is a good mid-priced air purifier delivering both high airflow and high rates of particle removal which make it ideal for allergens and dust. Whirlpool only offers a plain HEPA filter with no activated carbon, which means that this unit is not effective for odors, smoke, or chemicals.
The Whispure 510 delivers some of the best efficiency test results we see for products in this price range. The hum of the motor and low sound of airflow make the unit easy to have in a room with you even when running on the higher speeds. There are not many units that can beat its performance at a price under $300.
The Whispure 510 is an excellent unit if you plan to run it part-time. If you plan to run the unit 24/7 (which we recommend) the operating costs will start to add up. There are alternatives that will have a lower long-term cost of ownership than this one. (See our cost to operate comparison)
Whirlpool sells tens of thousands of these units and despite some drawbacks they are very popular given their price and performance.