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Are condenser dryers more expensive to run?
Last Updated: 19th January, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, are condenser dryers more energy efficient?
Heat pump condenser dryers use the same heat exchange principles as a reverse-cycle air conditioner to heat the air they use to dry your clothes. This makes them expensive to buy but cheap to run, since they use around 63% less energy than an equivalent size vented dryer.
Beside above, how much does it cost to run a tumble dryer for 1 hour? For example, a washing machine costs 50p per load while drying clothes in the tumble dryer costs 35p. An electric heater and slow cooker will set you back 31p and 25p respectively an hour while an hour of ironing is 15p.
Herein, are tumble dryers really expensive to run?
While there's no doubt that tumble dryers are still among the most expensive items to run in the home, technological developments have seen running costs of the best performers fall more into line with dishwashers, and even some washing machines.
What type of tumble dryer is most economical?
Of the three types of tumble dryers, vented dryers tend to be the most affordable: their prices typically max out around £299 and many are far cheaper: even the top of the line vented dryers are less expensive than than the cheapest heat pump dryers.