Getting your hands on the right tumble dryer isn’t always as easy as it seems. There are a number of different models, designs, and features to suite your hectic lifestyle.
Consider what features and technology will be right for you and look for a machine that encompasses all these things and a quality energy rating to keep bills low.
This is a handy feature that tends to be available for most automatic models around these days. The machine has a sensor inside the drum which stops the machine once your laundry is dry.
This feature is handy so that you don’t end up opening the machine with your clothes still wet. It also means that your clothes don’t get too exposed to heat and shrink.
Capacity can be measured in the same terms as washing machine capacity. It’s measured in Kilograms and determines the size of the drum and how much laundry you can dry at one time.
You can get very small ones from 3kg all the way up to 9kg which is close to the standard machine.
Larger drums increase hot air flow and mean that you can dry more clothes per cycle. It saves more energy because you don’t have to use it as often. With more space comes less creasing too, which is a real bonus.
Each product is given an energy rating either A, B or C. These determine how eco-friendly and efficient these dryers are.
Obviously the more efficient the machine the less electricity you will be using which will cut down a lot on electric bills.Heat pump dryers tend to be the most economical because they conserve the heat inside the drum to dry clothes.
How Much Will A Tumble Dryer Add To My Electricity Bill?
It is difficult to say exactly how much these machines will add to your electricity bill. This depends on how much the machine is in use and the energy consumption of the machine. Look at the energy class to determine how eco-friendly your machine will be, and maybe think about installing a smart metre in your home so you can keep an eye on the spending.
Are Condenser Dryers Better Than Vented?
This is based on your own preference. Many people find that condenser dryers are easier to fit because they can be placed anywhere in your home. Vented dryers need access to a vent and hose to extract the moisture and damp air.
Can I Stack My Machine Above My Washing Machine?
If they are from the same manufacturer then you should be able to mount one-on-top of the other. Usually, there are stacking kits to do this but it is better to check with your manufacturer before you try to do this.
What Is Sensor Control?
Sensor control is a handy feature offered by many dryers. It senses the amount of moisture in the drum and adjusts the timer accordingly.
Is It Worthwhile To Buy A Tumble Dryer?
Again this is down to your own personal preference. Using one of these machines eliminates the use of washing lines and drying clothes inside which can result in mould and damp in your home. It also dries clothes fast and effectively. We would say it is, because how much easier it makes your life is so noticeable.