LG’s EcoHybrid Heat Pump Dryer Earns 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award
Paving the way for the first energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers taking effect in 2015, LG Electronics is the first home appliance manufacturer to announce ENERGY STAR certified gas dryers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has qualified six new LG ENERGY STAR gas dryers and eight new LG ENERGY STAR electric dryers, following verification by the independent third-party certification body CSA Group. The ENERGY STAR certified electric dryers include the new LG EcoHybrid™ heat pump models, which earned the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for their third-party-verified 50 percent improvement in efficiency compared with conventional electric dryers. All these new LG ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers, available in the United States beginning this fall, feature LG’s TrueSteam™ and Sensor Dry technologies. The LG Sensor Dry system measures the moisture and humidity levels during the cycle and automatically adjusts the drying time to help conserve energy and assure proper drying time. LG TrueSteam technology minimizes wrinkles with powerful gusts of real steam, more effective than dryers that simply spray mist into the dryer drum.
The EPA’s new ENERGY STAR specification recognizes a selection of highly efficient electric, gas and compact dryers that will use approximately 20 percent less energy than will be required by the U.S. Department of Energy’s new minimum efficiency standards that take effect in 2015. According to the EPA, if all residential clothes dryers sold in the U.S. meet these new requirements, the utility cost savings will grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and more than 22 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented.
LG ENERGY STAR certified gas dryers being introduced this fall are models DLGX3371W, DLGX3371R, DLGX3371V, DLG3171W, DLGX4271W and DLGX4271V. Suggested prices for these gas dryers range from $899 to $1,099.
LG ENERGY STAR certified electric dryers being introduced this fall are models DLEX3370W, DLEX3370R, DLEX3370W, DLE3170W, DLEX4270V and DLEX4270W. Suggested prices for these electric dryers range from $799 to $999.
The new LG ENERGY STAR certified electric EcoHybrid heat pump dryers are models DLHX4072V and DLHX4072W. Suggested prices for LG EcoHybrid dryers, before any incentives from electric utilities, range from $1,599 to $1,699.
Companion LG ENERGY STAR certified front- and top-load washers, including models designated as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014, also are available to complete consumer’s upgrades to more energy efficient laundry rooms.
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ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that helps prevent climate change by meeting strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR Products are third-party certified and subject to ongoing verification.
LG Electronics offers more than 800 ENERGY STAR qualified models in a range of product categories including clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, TVs, computer monitors, room air conditioners and LED lighting.
LG products across multiple categories -- from televisions and computer monitors to refrigerators and washing machines to air conditioners -- have earned the 2014 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation. The Most Efficient recognition criteria recognizes the best of the best in energy efficiency in their categories, among those that have earned the ENERGY STAR label, demonstrating exceptional and cutting-edge efficiency performance.
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