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1.12.2009

SOLAR CLOTHES DRYER


No honey, your parents do not believe in having a clothes dryer
because we're solartarians.

The clothes dryer, also known as the second biggest energy hog in our homes, the first being the refrigerator, has no model that is Energy Star rated due to its gross inefficiency. Then, along comes something called the Dryer Miser that claims to be the first eco-friendly clothes dryer and claims to dry clothes 41% faster while using up to 50% less energy. Developed in Orlando by Hydromatic Technologies, the system uses heated fluid to warm the air inside the dryer instead of warming the air inside.

According to the New York Times' Blog, The Dryer Miser received approval from the Underwriters Lab, the independent product safety certification organization. Also, there is a conversion kit that will adapt your existing gas or electric dryer into a fluid-heating hydronic dryer for around $300. The manufacturer calls it the first green clothes dryer and claims it is safer than dryers now on the market.

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