There is a terrible noise coming from our clothes dryer. One that cannot be ignored. It sounds like someone banging on the inside trying to get out while a tank runs over them. It’s finally time to buy a condensor dryer.
I have probably kept my clothes dryer longer than I should have as it hasn’t been working as it should for some time. A conventional unit that has done the job for many years but has one major flaw – they turn the room into a sauna. Conventional clothes dryers vent the heat out through the back which is fine but all the moisture coming from the clothes goes with it as well. So you end up with a steamy room.
You can run a vent connection kit outside of your house but it is rather messy, can be expensive and a lot of work. Fine if you have building skills. For a dry room with no construction needed a condensor clothes dryer is a great choice. The moisture is not vented but collected into a container that you empty when full. Simple but so much better.
So why didn’t I rush out and buy one in the first place. Well they are around double the price of a vented clothes dryer so that slowed me down. In fact at the time of buying my last dryer several years ago they were around four times the price. So it was worth kicking a hole through the wall at the back of the unit.
Condensor clothes dryers have been out for many years now and like most technology they have got cheaper as the years roll on. They are still more expensive than a vented unit but the margin has closed considerably. Allow for the work and the cost to vent a unit through the wall and the condensor unit is looking a very good alternative.
Having purchased my condenser dryer I decided to plumb it so I don’t need to empty the container on a regular basis. Definitely a lot better than the conventional unit although sometimes the clothes feel slightly moist and need a few more minutes at a high setting. The great news is that I don’t have a moist laundry.