New technology promises to reduce energy consumption up to 50 percent and clothes drying time up to 41 percent.

At the 2008 International Builders’ Show® in Orlando this week,Hydromatic Technologies Corp.will launch the Dryer Miser™, a clothes-drying appliance that uses specially-engineered fluid to dry clothes using hydronic technology. It hopes to reduce the appliance’s energy consumption up to 50 percent and cuts clothes-drying time by up to 41 percent.

By heating up a non-toxic fluid in a self-contained system, the dryer produces enough heat to dry clothes significantly faster than traditional dryers, resulting in less energy consumption and reduced energy costs for consumers.

An international patent is currently pending for Hydromatic’s technology, and UL is scheduled to give approval of the product in April 2008.

In addition, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy declared that Hydromatic’s prototype is market-ready, and the company will make Dryer Miser available to the public in Fall 2008 as an after-market kit that can be installed by service technicians. According to the company, though clothes dryers are the second-most energy consuming appliance in the home, they are not required to abide by energy standards. “With Hydromatic’s technology, dryers will finally go ‘green,’ and the company is poised to set energy standards for this high-consuming appliance three years ahead of the deadline set by the U.S. Department of Energy.”

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