When you shop for a new tumble dryer, you are likely to see the phrase ‘uses heat pump technology’ in the description.
But do you know what heat pump technology is, or how it can benefit you and your new tumble dryer? We have taken a closer look at the term to see what it is and whether you should look to find an appliance that has it built in.
Conventional tumble dryers release hot air each time they run a load, whereas heat pump technology will conserve and reuse hot air during the cycle. Using a closed loop heat exchange system, moisture is first absorbed from your clothes and then cooled in the evaporator. Your dryer will then reheat the leftover air, without wasting any energy.
Not really! It might take you a little longer to dry your clothes, compared to a conventional tumble dryer, but as you will be using less energy, you will still get the benefit of a lower energy bill. You may find that this type of appliance is a little more expensive to buy upfront, but you will easily make that money back from the reduced energy usage.