There are lots of tumble dryers to choose from these days, ranging from basic to top of the range. The main decision you need to make is whether you want a vented or condenser model. In this handy guide, we cover the main differences between the two.
Tumble Dryer Types Part 1
The type of tumble dryer you buy can have a big impact on convenience, price and energy efficiency.
Vented Tumble Dryers
Vented tumble dryers remove the damp air created during the drying process through a hose. The appliance needs to be positioned near a window or vent in a wall, so the moisture can be released outside, preventing condensation. To install a vented dryer, you’ll either need to have a vent fitted, or hang the hose through an opening like a window or door. Hoses are often corrugated like the bendy part of a drinking straw. They’re flexible and can be compacted for storage when not in use. Vented models tend to be more affordable than condenser tumble dryers.
Condenser Tumble Dryers
Condenser dryers are very convenient as you can place them wherever you like in your home, as long as the room is well ventilated. This type of tumble dryer is ideal for homes where it isn’t possible to install a vent to expel the damp air. The water extracted from your clothes during the cycle collects in a container, which you’ll need to empty regularly. Alternatively, some condenser models use the washing machine plumbing to pump out excess water. Condenser tumble dryers generally cost a little more than vented models. It’s worth spending the extra money if you want the option to place the appliance wherever you like, or to avoid installing a vent.
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