Does a condenser dryer need ventilation?
Condenser tumble dryers remove moisture in a different way to vented, they do not need an external vent, so you can put your condenser dryer wherever you need it to fit. Condenser dryers are slightly more expensive than vented dryers, but, they offer convenience which many people want when it comes to the washing!
Can condenser tumble dryers cause damp?
It is also vital that if you have a tumble dryer in your home, that this is vented correctly and does not vent into the property. Un-vented tumble dryers are one of the worse causes of condensation dampness in houses.
Do condenser dryers cost more to run?
Super-efficient models use the latest technology to heat the air for the dryer – it’s called a heat pump condenser. This means heat pump driers use a lot less electricity and they end up being quite cheap to run.
What’s the cheapest tumble dryer to run?
The cheapest to run are heat pump condensers, followed by vented dryers, and the most expensive type of dryer to run is the normal condenser type.
Do condenser dryers use more electricity?
As with any other appliance, you can pick a dryer which is less energy intensive by looking for A+++ models. Condenser dryers are the most efficient but cost more too. Heat pump condensers use 50% less energy than standard dryers but expect to pay a premium for this. Our guide on buying tumble dryers explains more.
How much does it cost to run a condenser tumble dryer per h UK?
The average tumble dryer uses roughly 4.5 kWh per cycle. The Energy Saving Trust estimate that the average cost of energy in the UK is 14.37 pence per kWh, so a tumble dryer would cost you roughly: 67p per cycle.
Are heated Airers worth?
Heated airers are much more economical to run tumble dryers. To give you an idea, the average running cost of a tumble dryer works out at 35.7p per hour. The least efficient electric airer on our list is 13.75p per hour – that’s over 60% energy and cost savings.