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Whirlpool Receives First Energy Star for Clothes Dryers
Jun 19, 2014
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Whirlpool Corporation became the first appliance manufacturer to offer an Energy Star certified clothes dryer. The company recently received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program on the Whirlpool brand Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.

The EPA launched the new Energy Star label for clothes dryers on May 27. The new specifications will recognize a selection of highly efficient electric, gas, and compact dryers that will use approximately 20% less energy than what is required by the minimum efficiency standards effective in 2015.

The Whirlpool Duet dryer uses various technologies operate with a high level of energy efficiency. Advanced moisture sensors are used to assure the cycle ends precisely when the load is dry, helping to prevent over-drying that wastes energy and can damage fabrics.

The dryer also uses dual element modulation technology through an Ecoboost setting to adjust the heat output based on the moisture content in the clothes. This reduces the heat for the overall cycle, reducing energy consumption, while only slightly extending the drying time.

"Clothes dryers are the next frontier for significant residential energy efficiency gains," said Nick Gillespie, senior manager of government relations for Whirlpool Corporation.

The EPA estimates that over 80% of U.S. homes have a clothes dryer, and these appliances account for approximately 6% of residential electricity consumption. If all residential clothes dryers sold in the U.S. meet the new requirements, the utility cost savings will grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and more than 22 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented.

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