When purchasing new appliances there are so many things to consider: which retailer, which brand, the price, and available features. Now there is one important area that you need to take into consideration when purchasing new appliances, it is whether or not the appliances you are considering are ENERGY STAR® rated. Energy-efficient products save energy, reduce impacts on the environment and ultimately lowers your utility bills.

Hybrid Care DryerAn ENERGY STAR® Certified Dryer?

Major appliances, especially ranges and dryers, are among the biggest household energy guzzlers.  However, if you are in the market for a new clothes dryer, you might want to consider an ENERGY STAR® rated dryer from Whirlpool® featuring HybridCare™ Technology.  This ventless heat pump uses up to 73% less energy1, which ideally puts the money you save on your utility bill back into your pocket.

How HybridCare™ Technology Works

This true ventless heat pump design uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle air before returning it to the drum.

  1. Moist air leaves the drum
  2. Energy (heat) is transferred to the refrigerant as air is cooled and water vapour is condensed
  3. Hot refrigerant returns energy (heat) to the process air and recycles it back into the drum
  4. A hybrid heat pump adds a 1,300-watt heating element to reduce cycle time when needed

Space-Saving Design

This dryer provides flexible installation and can be seamlessly installed just about anywhere.  With no need for bulky vents at the back of the machine, this space-saving design is designed to fit a 33” installation depth.  Click here for the detailed installation instructions.

Did you know that Whirlpool® HybridCare™ Head Pump Dryer received Best of Innovation in SmartHome Category in 2015 at the CES show in Las Vegas? Read more about this prestigious award from PR Newswire.

Natural Resources Canada administers and promotes the ENERGY STAR® name and symbol. See the complete list of all ENERGY STAR® rated products, including this new dryer, here. When you are out shopping make sure to look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol, as it indicates that a product meets or exceeds high-efficiency standards. To find a retailer in your area hat sells this type of products, click here.

Isabelle Osmar, Your Appliance Expert 


1Compared to Pre-2004 traditional dryers when paired with a matching washer, normal cycle, electric only.

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