Clothes dryers are notorious energy vampires. The Dryer Miser system, showcased at the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando uses a proprietary fluid in the heat exchange process to cut energy consumption by up to 50% and the drying time by up to 41%. So you save time and energy.
What's great about this solution is it is an add-on kit: "With our upgrade kit, fitting your traditional clothes dryer with the Hydronic Dryer is easy. A trained service technician will install your Hydronic Dryer in less then 30 minutes."
The Dryer Miser system works by heating up a specially formulated, non-toxic and non-corrosive heat transfer fluid with an immersion element (similar to a water heater). The fluid is transferred to a heat exchanger where it is mixed with air. The heated air is then blown into the dryer’s drum. The result is a safer, highly energy efficient dryer, that dries faster than any other brand available on the market – up to 41% faster!
[via Giz Mag]