Clothes Dryers

Which type of clothes dryer is best? Let’s start by looking at your options:

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Tumble Dryer

This is the traditional style of dryer you’ve undoubtedly seen before. It works by blowing hot air through your clothes until they’re dry. This creates humidity which is why some dryers can make your laundry steamy.

Pros:

  • Cheap to buy
  • Can be wall mounted
  • Can be stacked on top of a front loading washer (with a kit)

Cons:

  • Not very energy efficient
  • Can cause wear and tear on clothes
  • Limited range of drying cycles
  • Requires a well ventilated laundry space

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Condenser Dryer

Condenser dryers extract moisture from clothing, which is then drained away as condensed water. They are ideal for apartments as they don’t require a well ventilated laundry.

Pros:

  • Good for apartments
  • More energy efficient
  • Kinder to your clothes
  • Wider range of drying cycles

Cons:

  • Cannot be wall mounted
  • More expensive

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Heat Pump Condenser Dryer

Heat pump dryers are incredibly energy efficient – most come with a phenomenal 6 star efficiency rating. We’ll save you the scientific jargon; the bottom line is that these dryers will save you money in the long run.

Pros:

  • Good for apartments
  • Maximum energy efficiency
  • Kinder to your clothes
  • Wider range of drying cycles

Cons:

  • Most expensive type of dryer
  • Cannot be wall mounted

What is a Sensor Dryer?

A sensor dryer can be a normal tumble dryer, or a condenser dryer. It means that there are intelligent sensors inside the dryer that can switch the dryer off the moment the load is dry.

It’s worth paying more for a dryer with sensor technology, because it will prevent energy wastage.

Finding the Right Dryer

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