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What You Need To Know About Heat Pump Dryers

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What You Need To Know About Heat Pump Dryers

When we published our Deep Dive on Dryers, we brought up the Heat Pump Dryer, a type of dryer that many of our readers had never heard of. It's not always a negative thing that people didn't understand what we were talking about because it allows us to introduce you to something new.  This week, we'll examine this intriguing dryer type in more detail to determine whether they will work in your house.

How Do Heat Pump Dryers Work?

A dryer that operates in a closed loop is a heat pump dryer. Air is drawn in, heated for use in drying the clothing, and then pushed into the drum.When the air is saturated with moisture from the garments, lint is removed before cooling it down and removing the water in an evaporator. However, the heat generated by that evaporator system outside is recycled to warm the now-cold, dry air.  The procedure is then restarted with the return of that air to the drum.You don't need to bother about emptying a collection reservoir or anything because the water that was pulled out of the air is drained out through the same drain that your washer uses.

What Sets A Heat Pump Dryer Apart?

The vent or ducting and the way the air is used are the two main variations from a typical dryer. The air is forced into the drum of a typical electric or gas dryer after being heated by a coil or a flame. when the moisture in the air becomes saturated and is pushed outside of your house through the vents. This has caused a variety of issues, including the clogged and lint-filled vents that we have previously discussed. That exterior vent is not necessary because the heat pump dryer continuously recycles the air.

There is some air loss, but not enough for an additional duct to travel outside of your house.  Due to the repeated use of air and the simultaneous use of many processes, a heat pump dryer is also significantly more energy efficient than a regular dryer. Additionally, because a heat pump dryer operates at a lower temperature, your garments will be less damaged as it operates.

Before Installing A Heat Pump Dryer, What Should I Know?

They Do Expense More.

A heat pump dryer does cost more right now. Despite being more expensive to buy, this style of dryer is still quite new compared to electric and gas dryers. However, the initial expense is offset by the money you end up saving on your electricity bill.

They Do Have A Reduced Capacity.

There is less room for the drum because of all the various components that make the dryer work. Therefore, in terms of how much they can handle at the moment, the majority of heat pump dryers are more 'compact'. Therefore, we would not advise purchasing this if you have a big or busy family.

They Can Be Stacked.

You can get a stacking kit for your heat pump dryer if you're low on space or want to make it simpler to load and unload your dryer.

What About Mounting A Heat Pump Dryer On The Wall?

A sad no. A heat pump dryer cannot be mounted on a wall because to its weight. They are too hefty to be safely suspended even with brackets.

If I Want To Install a Heat Pump Dryer, Is There Anywhere I Can't?

Yes. You cannot currently install one on the moon or in still water ponds. Putting jokes aside, we advise avoiding areas that you are aware are cracked, uneven, or vulnerable to flooding. Additionally, you need to confirm that the electrical outlet has a voltage high enough to support the power draw. Although the Heat Pump Dryers are extremely energy-efficient, as we've indicated, they will still use more energy than what a conventional outlet can supply.

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