What Is A Heat Pump Dryer?
The new kids on the laundry block, heat
pump dryers dry clothes
without the need for ventilation. How? By capturing and evenly distributing warm
air, then continuously reheating and recycling it back into the drum.
All that recycling of warm air makes them super energy-efficient too, with some
models scoring a 9- or a perfect 10-star energy rating. Plus, no moisture in the
air means no mould or mildew in your laundry.
“Heat pump dryers are priced at the higher end of the scale but are worth it when
you consider the power bill savings they accrue over the life of the appliance.
Plus, the planet will thank you,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer -
Best for: Internal laundries or apartments, but really would
suit any type of abode. Because they do not release moisture into the air, heat
pump dryers do not require a vent or window. When you factor in the low energy
usage, they’re also a smart buy for diehard dryer users looking to slash their
energy bills. Finally, they’re a friend to fashionistas, gently drying clothes
at lower temperatures for delicate-garment care.