Energy Efficient Tumble Dryers
Tumble dryers aren’t exactly renowned for their energy efficiency, in fact the more ‘luxury’ appliance is often one of the first to be avoided when people are trying to save money on bills. But things are changing and with a focus on sustainability, it actually is the case that these appliances are now built to be effective while using less power.
How are tumble dryers becoming more energy efficient?
The introduction of heat pump technology has heralded the dawn of tumble dryers which use power better, in fact, they actually use up to 50% less energy than their vented and condenser predecessors to do the same job!
How? Well, initial hot air is passed through the drum to start an evaporation process – collecting water from the laundry load. The used hot hair with water is then sent to an evaporator where the water is separated and collected in a reservoir while the air is cleaned and reheated before being recycled back through. The whole process requires less power to conduct and as it works quicker, power is on for less. We love it!
Our favourite energy efficient tumble dryers
These are our top choice heat pump tumble dryers on the market right now…
- Blomberg LTH38420W
This A+++ rated tumble dryer comes in at £599.99 but as one of the most energy efficient tumble dryers on the market, it can cost as little as 20p per 8kg cycle meaning it is up to a third cheaper to run than the average condenser tumble dryer. With that in mind, it’s no surprise it has been named as a Which Best Buy.
This machine also comes with:
- A three-year parts and labour warranty
- LED Display
- Anti-Crease System
- Reverse Tumbling
- Night and timer programmes
- Siemens WT47RT90GB
This A++ heat pump model from Siemens comes in at £50 more than the Blomberg above, however, this account for a bigger drum at 9kg. In addition, it also benefits from a 5 year warranty and a self-cleaning condenser unit (nice!).
- Bosch WTWH7660GB
This Bosch model is the most expensive on our list at £659.99 but with its extensive range of additional features, you will understand why. Check these out:
- Home Connect: Remote monitoring and control
- Active Air Technology
- Self-Cleaning Condenser
- Anti-Vibration System (it’s quieter!)
- Less ironing programme
Additionally it’s 9kg drum holds up to 45 shirts per cycle AND comes with a 5 year parts and labour warranty.
Don’t get hung out to dry
At DB Domestics we specialise in laundry appliances. We have thousands of freestanding and integrated washing machines, washer dryers and tumble dryers on display across our website and flagship showroom in Eastbourne where our team of friendly appliance experts waiting to help you in person or on the phone.