Florida Man Invents Hydronic Clothes Dryer
Entrepreneur and innovator Michael Brown says his invention dries clothes 41 percent faster than existing dryers, and uses 53 percent less energy.
Florida entrepreneur and innovator, Michael Brown (who is also a veteran appliance repair man), was recently showcased in the St. Petersburg Times for his invention of a hydronic clothes drier.
In his latest tests, Brown’s invention dries clothes 41 percent faster than existing dryers, and uses 53 percent less energy. The process works by passing air over a heat-transfer liquid, a specialty thermal oil, which, when it heats up, has a capacity to stay hot longer than the metal heating element found in conventional dryers.
Brown believes it will be the first dryer to receive an Energy Star rating from the DOE.