Whirlpool Corporation Introduces New Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer Technology, HybridCare™

   Whirlpool Corporation Introduces New Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer Technology,

Whirlpool® Duet® Dryer further grows its operational and energy-saving

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 18, 2014

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Following the recent
introduction of the first ever ENERGY STAR® certified electric dryer^1,
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is proud to announce the next step in its
commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency with its newest innovation
in dryer technology. The new Whirlpool® HybridCare™ clothes dryer WED99HED
with Hybrid Heat Pump technology is designed to regenerate energy during the
drying cycle to reduce energy consumption while providing dryer speed and
performance flexibility.

The new Whirlpool(R) HybridCare(TM) clothes dryer with Hybrid Heat Pump

Compared to typical dryers that use large amounts of energy in the form of
venting hot, moist air, the Whirlpool brand HybridCare™ dryer is a ventless
heat pump dryer that uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle the same

HybridCare™ technology uses advanced sensors tuned to manage energy
consumption and temperature to deliver drying performance and energy savings.
The three available modes allow flexibility while providing great drying

  oSpeed mode – used when consumer focus is on managing time
  oEco mode – used when optimizing energy is the priority
  oBalanced mode – blends the performance of Speed and Eco

"Whirlpool Corporation is at the forefront of residential energy efficiency
gains in clothes dryers," said Chris Ball, General Manager of the Laundry
category for Whirlpool North America. "Our progress in developing new
technologies that combine to create highly energy-efficient drying cycles,
while offering better fabric care, demonstrates our commitment to offering
consumers the most innovative and effective products for their home."

Whirlpool Corporation is collaborating with organizations including the
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an alliance of more than 140
Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations, in support of its
efforts to mobilize the market toward energy efficiency. Through this
relationship, Whirlpool and NEEA work to make the greatest long-term impact on
the marketplace through the adoption of energy-efficient products, like the
HybridCare™ dryer.

HybridCare™ technology has the capability to use less heat than vented dryers.
The ventless dryer technology will allow consumers in North America to reduce
their carbon footprint and the estimated $4B in wasted energy attributed to
dryers ^2.

As a ventless technology, HybridCare™ does not require an outside vent,
allowing the consumer to install it in more locations throughout the home. The
HybridCare™ technology dryer will also match select front load washers of the
currently available Duet series, making it a logical choice for consumers
desiring greater levels of energy savings.

Whirlpool will begin shipping units to select U.S. markets in Q4 2014. It will
expand to other U.S. markets and Canada in early 2015, generating excitement
among some major utilities. "Whirlpool Corporation has been a great partner
with us as we work together to advance dryer energy efficiency. Dryers are the
next frontier for significant energy savings in the home, and innovations like
the heat pump dryer are a key technology to unlocking these savings," said
Jeff Harris, Director, Technology and Market Strategy, NEEA.

Whirlpool Corporation's full sustainability strategy engages nearly every
aspect of its business, from materials and processes, to product technologies
and end-of-life recycling, all aimed at a more sustainable future. Whirlpool
Corporation believes in improving lives, one home, one family at a time
through innovative, world-class products and services. When it comes to
sustainability, Whirlpool works to satisfy its consumers, protect the
environment, nurture its communities and embed sustainability into its
products and processes while driving extraordinary value and enhancing

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer
of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in
2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers
around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid,
Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. We
earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what
matters most. Additional information about the company can be found at

[1]Whirlpool.com, "Whirlpool Corporation receives first Energy Star ®
certification for clothes dryers", June 16, 2014
[2]USA Today, "Report: Dryers Waste $4B yearly in energy Cost," June 12,

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