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What to know before you buy a dryer

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Washing your clothes is just half the process of doing laundry; drying it properly is another story. It is understandable that you get annoyed during the winter or rainy season, because your clothes are not dry due to the high humidity level.

That said, keeping your fabrics safe should always be a conscious choice. Thus, a clothes dryer is essential for both preserving your clothes and eliminating dangerous germs and allergens. If you think that it might be time for you to get one, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a dryer that will work best for you and your lifestyle.

 

What to Know Before You Buy a Dryer

How to decide which dryer is right for you?


You will need to consider:

  • how often you will dry your clothes
  • the items you want to dry
  • the number of your family members
  • the location where your tumble dryer will be installed, such as in the kitchen, laundry room, or in an area where dryer vents can be connected
  • the available space and ventilation in your laundry
  • the impact on your electricity bill
  • the impact on the environment

Things to consider before buying a dryer


Type of dryer to buy


The first thing to consider as you start searching for a dryer is choosing the suitable type of dryer.

To save your time and effort on air-drying, Electrolux offers a range of venting, condenser, and heat pump dryers.


Heat pump dryer


A heat pump dryer uses hot air to absorb moisture from your clothes. After this air passes through the drum, it goes through the evaporator, which removes the moisture. This is then collected and stored in a tank. The remaining air is reheated and used to continue drying your clothes.

Since a heat pump dryer uses a lower temperature to dry clothes, it offers better drying efficiency and fabric protection, as well as less energy consumption.

Check out some Electrolux heat pump dryers:

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Condenser dryer


Condenser dryers are electric dryers that do not have or require an exhaust vent. Condenser dryers uses a heating element to extract moisture before draining it away as condensed water. Unlike heat pump dryers and venting dryers, condenser dryers work by condensing the moisture from your laundry into water, which is then collected into a container and you have to empty the water yourselves.

The benefit of a condenser dryer is that it can be installed anywhere — may it be the laundry room, the kitchen, or even below the cabinets — without having to install a vent to pump the water outside your house.

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Venting dryer


The main difference between a condenser and vented dryer is the way they remove the water.

So, how does a venting dryer work? Vented dryers draw and heat air from the room in which it's located. The warm air is then blown around the drum as the clothes spin. The warm air passing through the clothes causes the moisture in the material to evaporate, and the air is then vented outside through the hose. This is why the water leaves the hose as steam and not liquid.

However, vented dryers are usually cheaper than condenser dryer. Plus, you don’t have to worry about emptying any water from the machine, as it does it all for you.

Find out our ranges of venting dryers here:

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Features and Settings


The first thing to consider for a new dryer is its drying performance. Through our dryers’ Fast 40 programs, 1 kilo of clothes can be dried and ready to use in just 40 minutes.

Also, clothes hung out to dry can stay damp even after one or two days, which can lead to bacteria buildup that causes musty odors and possible health risks. With SensiCare’s built-in moisture sensor, our dryers eliminate all traces of dampness that could produce bacteria — helping you look and feel great, inside and out.   

To protect your clothes’ quality, we offer DelicateCare and reverse tumbling features. Different kinds of material need different types of care to maintain their quality. From casual cotton to silk or wool garments, Electrolux’s DelicateCare system delivers careful drying with a tender hand.

Electrolux dryers’ reverse tumbling feature prevents clothes from tangling, reducing wrinkles by up to 32%. This way, you can rush to your meetings dressed for the occasion — even when you’re in a pinch.

 

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Capacity and Size


What to Know Before You Buy a Dryer

There are two things to consider before buying a dryer: the frequency of your laundry and the size of the loads. Make sure that you measure the available space for your dryer and you can access it easily. 

If you only live alone or just share it with one more person in a limited space, then having a compact dryer would be a reasonable choice. A compact dryer is roughly 60cm wide with a 3.5 - 4 cubic foot drum, which is great for tight spaces. However, for smaller spaces that could not fit both your washing machine and dryer, if you have an even tighter space that couldn’t fit both your washing machine and dryer, compact washer dryer set may be sufficient.

Full-sized dryers, on the other hand, are generally more suitable for larger space, with 27" wide with 7 cubic feet of capacity. Capacity is another important factor to consider when buying a dryer, which is measured in kilogram. For large households with sufficient laundry space, choose an 8-9kg dryer to dry large loads quickly.

>>> Read more: 6 benefits of a washer dryer combo
 

Loudness Level


A clothes dryer can be quite loud because it has a spinning motor and drum, as well as an exhaust fan. Consider where your dryer will be located, how close it is to your bedrooms, to your kids’ rooms, and whether it interrupts your studying or working time. If possible, try and determine exactly how loud it is before you buy it.

Product Warranty


Electrolux offers 2 years of general warranty for our dryers and the warranty period for your dryers’ motor is 10 years. Also, we understand the inconvenience a breakdown can cause. It is not just the hassle of laundry piling up - it is the unexpected cost of repairs and replacement or having to wait for days for unreliable or unqualified service technicians.

 

Frequently asked questions about dryers

  • 1. Why should I use a dryer?

    A dryer can help you quickly dry your clothes in just a few minutes, save on drying space, and eliminate bacteria and mold. Additionally, using a dryer to dry your clothes can help maintain their freshness for a long time.

  • 2. How does the Condenser dryer work if we do not have to install a ducting hose?

    In the Condenser dryer, the hot and damp air will pass through and being cooled down by a Heat Exchanger. This process will convert the moisture in the air to become water droplets which will then be stored in the top water drawer.

  • 3. Does a dryer consume a lot of electricity when it is used?

    To fully utilize the electricity consumption, it is recommended to dry your clothes at maximum load. Avoid drying 1 or 2 pieces of clothing in the dryer as this will waste the electricity. For better energy efficiency, we recommend the Heat Pump dryer. The Heat Pump dryer is 50% more energy saving compared to a traditional dryer. It works heating air in a closed-circuit system, passes it over clothes and recycles the hot air to be used in drying the laundry.

  • 4. How long does a dryer dry a full load of clothing after washing?
    There are several factors that contribute to the overall drying time. One of the key factors is how much moisture is left in the clothing after your washing cycle. The faster the spin speed during the washing cycle, the faster the clothes will dry in the dryer as there is less moisture remaining in the clothing after the final spin. Another factor is the movement of the drum during drying process. Thanks to the Electrolux Reverse Tumbling Technology, the drum rotates in the reverse action alternatively so that the laundry dries more quickly and evenly.

After 100 years of providing technology for better living, Electrolux has redefined home living – including how you dry your laundry.

Find out our range of Electrolux dryers for your expert laundry care now.

Discover the answers for your most frequently asked questions about Electrolux dryers.

 

 

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