How a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Works

How a Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Works

Heat pump tumble dryers work on the idea of being more environmentally friendly compared to a basic tumble dryer.

The main difference is that heat pump tumble dryers use 50% less energy when compared to a basic tumble dryer, which on average has a C rated energy level. Another difference between basic tumble dryers and heat pump dryers is, since it uses an energy efficient heat exchange system, the air temperature inside the drum is considerably lower than basic tumble dryers, which provides a better protection for clothes. 

On the other hand, heat pump and basic tumble dryer are similar in one way, they both create same amount of noise, even though the both use different technology to dry clothes. 


How They Work: 

  • Heat pump tumble dryer use hot air to absorb moisture from your clothes to get them dry after a wash.  
  • After the hot air passes through the drum it goes through the evaporator, which removes the moisture, this is then collected as condensation and stored into a tank. 
  • The remaining air is re-heated and sent back to the drum to start the cycle again and continue drying your clothes. 
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