A dryer is what you need in order to get a fast and easy drying of your clothes. Hoping that you can always have a good enough weather for clothes drying is unrealistic. This is why you should by all means have this appliance installed at your house.
There are many types of dryers on the market and this can lead you into confusion when trying to choose the best one. The list of the main types of dryers below is aimed at making your dryer purchase much easier and faster. The descriptions of these types will help you get decided what kind of dryer you want and what features you would like it to possess.
First of all your choice should be made among two types of dryers: electricity powered or gas powered. In fact, all types of dryers use electricity for the spinning of the drum, however unlike gas dryers, which use natural gas or propane in order to power the hot air blowing fan, electric dryers use electricity for that matter.
Electric types of dryers are as follows:
- Heat Pump
Heat Pump Dryer
These types of dryers are energy efficient and don’t require venting. The technology of heat pump dryers implies the utilization of a heat pump in order to dehumidify the processing air. Heat pump dryers usually cost much and but might “pay you back” due to their energy-efficiency. These dryers won’t fill your laundry with moisture and hot air. So they might be worth the purchase.
A vented electric dryer would be a great option in case you want to have something cheap however your bills might later be quite high. Vented dryers blow hot air through the clothes which later transforming into hot humid air is being blown out of the dryer with the help of a venting duct. Be sure your laundry is well-ventilated so as to avoid mould on the walls as it is quite possible with vented dryers that are a source of warm and moist air.
Condenser dryers require no venting as well. As is the case with most dryers, in condenser dryers too the air is heated and blown through your clothes. Here the so called heat exchange is used to cool the air as a result of which the water vapor is extracted from the air. The latter returns to the drum for more vapor collection. The extracted water in the reservoir needs to be either removed manually, or will drain itself depending on the dryer being plumbed or not. Your room will become hot so have it properly ventilated.
Note: The water tank needs to be emptied after each use!
Due to the special sensor technology, these dryers will save a lot of energy simply because they’ll be able to detect when the clothes are dry and stop precisely at that moment. They will also not cause over-drying to your clothes. Sensor dryers comes with:
- A front or rear venting.
- The option of choosing the amount of humidity you would like your clothes to have after drying
- Will save you money by decreasing the electricity costs though their initial price might be expensive.
A gas dryer is said to consume 60% less energy than an electric dryer. Gas dryers come to be quite durable and will serve you at least 8 years. Though you might have to pay for gas dryers’ installation but the reduction in the CO2 emissions and the high quality, fast and even dried clothes will pay you back all the expenses you might have spent on a gas dryer.
Choose a dryer that best meets your needs and demands and don’t forget to keep all the maintenance rules so as to get the best out of these appliances.