There are lots of tumble dryers to choose from. The type of tumble dryer you buy can have a big impact on price and energy efficiency.
Tumble Dryer Types Part 2
Heat Pump Tumble Dryers
Some newer condenser tumble dryers have built-in heat pump technology. During the drying cycle, the warm air is re-circulated and passed through a heat pump for re-use, making these models really energy efficient. Heat pump tumble dryers tend to be more expensive to buy than standard models, but you can save money in the long term as they are much cheaper to run.
Automatic Tumble Dryers
Automatic tumble dryers have sensor drying technology, which can detect when your clothes are ready. You can usually select the level of dryness you want, including modes such as iron dry or cupboard dry.
Manual or Timed Tumble Dryers
Manual tumble dryers require you to select a drying time for your load. This requires more guesswork when it comes to drying your clothes. It’s likely that you’ll need to open the appliance door a few times during the cycle, to check the level of dampness. However, they are more straightforward and can be cheaper than models with more features. See here for more details. This technology means your tumble dryer only runs for as long as needed, saving you energy and money.
Freestanding vs. Integrated Tumble Dryers
The main factor to consider when choosing between freestanding and integrated is whether you want your tumble dryer to be visible or not. You can place a freestanding model anywhere you have space, whereas integrated designs fit into a cupboard. Freestanding models are easier to install: built-in versions require a cupboard door attaching to the front. Once you install them, built-in machines give a great, clean look to your kitchen.
Do I Need A Washer Dryer?
If you have limited space and don’t need a full-sized dryer, a washer-dryer might be for you. It’s a great option for those who want the best of both worlds.
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