1. Types of dryers
Vented dryers blow hot air through the clothes which evaporate the water, then hot humid air is blown out of the dryer. It's best to install a venting duct from your dryer outside of your house, but if you can't do that, you must ensure your laundry space is well-ventilated to let the hot, humid air and moisture escape to avoid leaving your walls dripping wet and potentially becoming mouldy.
Condenser dryers blow hot air to get your clothes dry but instead of releasing the moisture into your laundry, the dryer collects the moisture or water and only releases the dry, warm air. This generally, means your walls won't be left dripping wet and your risk of mould is reduced, however, you will still need ventilation within your laundry space, to allow that hot air to escape. You will have to empty the water container regularly though and they can't be wall-mounted due to their weight.
Heat pump dryer
Heat pump dryers are the most energy-efficient of all dryers because they recycle the warm air the dryer makes, back into the drum and use it to dry your clothes more evenly. As a result, they don’t require the same amount of ventilation as other dryers and are ideal for spaces with low ventilation, but they can't be wall-mounted due to their added weight. Heat pump dryers are generally more expensive to buy but over the long run, may save you in energy bills due to their more advanced technology
3. Dryer cycles and usage
Make the most out of your dryer and your clothes by understanding which settings to use - and when.
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