Whirlpool dryer awarded for innovation and efficiency


Whirlpool Corporation announced that the Whirlpool WED99HED HybridCare Heat Pump Duet Dryer was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award. The Award is presented to innovative technologies that meet performance criteria to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality.


The Whirlpool HybridCare clothes dryer WED99HED with Hybrid Heat Pump technology is designed to re-generate energy during the drying cycle to reduce energy consumption while providing dryer speed and performance flexibility. Compared to typical dryers that use large amounts of energy in the form of venting hot, moist air, this product is a ventless heat pump dryer that uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle the same air. The company explains also that Whirlpool brand HybridCare dryer exceeds the Emerging Technology Award’s requirements to save consumers approximately 40% in energy compared to standard dryers.
“We’re honored that the EPA recognizes Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency with our innovative HybridCare heat pump dryer technology,” said Chris Ball, General Manager of the Laundry category for Whirlpool North America. “Among the many benefits of this dryer is that it does not require an outside vent, which gives consumers more options for where to install it in the home.”