What is a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer?
A heat pump tumble dryer is a type of clothes dryer that uses a heat pump to dry clothes.
How does a heat pump tumble dryer work? Unlike traditional vented tumble dryers that exhaust hot, moist air outside, heat pump tumble dryers recycle the hot, moist air to dry clothes more efficiently internally.
In a heat pump tumble dryer, the hot, moist air is passed through a heat exchanger where the heat is extracted and used to heat the cool, dry air that is then circulated back into the drum to continue drying the clothes. This process is much more energy-efficient than traditional vented tumble dryers, as it doesn't require as much electricity to generate heat.
Heat pump tumble dryers also have a sensor that detects the moisture level of the clothes and automatically adjusts the drying time and temperature accordingly. This helps to prevent over-drying, which can damage clothes and reduce their lifespan.
While heat pump tumble dryers can be more expensive to purchase than traditional vented tumble dryers, they can save you money on your energy bills in the long run. They also produce less heat and moisture than traditional tumble dryers, making them a good option for homes with limited ventilation or where space is at a premium.
How much does a tumble dryer cost to run?
How much electricity a tumble dryer uses depends on the machine. Each of our tumble dryers have a YourEko calculator tool where you can calculate the cost of running the machine over time. See our tumble dryer page HERE where you can calculate the running costs yourself.