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What is a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer?

What is a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer?

As the popularity of heat pump tumble dryers in the UK grows, you may be left wondering what they actually are and how they are different from any other type of tumble dryer.

You have most likely noticed that they cost a bit more than the other types of tumble dryer, but is it worth the extra cost? In this article we are going to explain exactly what heat pump tumble dryers are and go over the pros and cons of buying one.

What is a heat pump tumble dryer?

A heat pump tumble dryer absorbs the water from your laundry by passing hot air through the drum. This air then goes through an evaporator which removes the water and stores it in the tumble dryers’ reservoir. This air is then reheated and sent back through the drum multiple times until your laundry is dry.

This works considerably different to vented and condenser tumble dryers, as in both instances they do not take advantage of the air they have already warmed. Heat pump tumble dryers will use considerably less energy, as they are reheating the same air, which is already warm from the previous cycle.

What are the advantages of a heat pump tumble dryer?

1. They cost less to run

Because heat pump technology utilizes the same air that’s already been warmed from the previous cycle, you can expect to pay far less on your electricity bills when compared to a vented or condenser tumble dryer.

2. They are better for the environment

Heat pump tumble dryers use considerably less energy to dry your laundry when compared to vented or condenser models. In some cases, this can be up to as much as 50% less!

3. They provide better protection for your clothes

Heat pump tumble dryers dry why your laundry at a lower temperature, which provides you with better protection and ensures you get a longer life out of your clothes.

4. You can put them anywhere you like

Heat pump tumble dryers do not need to be plumbed in, so you can put them wherever is most convenient for you. Vented tumble dryers often require you plumb them in, or leave a pipe sticking out of your window – but you’ll never have that problem with a heat pump tumble dryer, as all the moisture is stored in an easy to empty reservoir.

What are the disadvantages of a heat pump tumble dryer?

1. They cost more to buy

Although the price of heat pump tumble dryers have gone down over the last few years, they still cost considerably more to buy than the other types of tumble dryer.

2. They dry clothes slower

Because heat pump tumble dryers use a lower drying temperature, they will take slightly longer to dry your load. This does increase the protection your laundry has, but can be inconvenient if you need something dried quickly.

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advantages of a heat pump tumble dryer

We love heat pump tumble dryers at Stellisons Electrical, and generally feel that the pros outweigh the cons. We’ve certainly seen an increase in the amount of customers buying heat pump tumble dryers over the past few years and are fairly certain that they will become the norm in years to come. They are more energy-efficient, cheaper to run, give your cloves a better level of protection and can be installed anywhere you like.

Most of our team have moved over to heat pump tumble dryers in their homes, and if you’re thinking about doing it too, take a look at our range by clicking on the button below. We stock everything from cheap heat pump tumble dryers to top of the range models with all the latest features.

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