What does a clothes dryer cost?
It’s no secret that it’s cheaper to let your laundry dry on a clothesline than to put it in the clothes dryer. This is because you do not have to buy a clothes dryer, but also because a dryer uses a lot of energy. In contrast, a dryer has a number of advantages; your laundry dries faster, is soft, does not discolour in the sun and there is no annoying drying rack in the way.
When we look at the cost of a dryer, we look not only at the purchase price, but also at the annual cost of energy consumption. This is calculated over 160 drying cycles. What the energy costs of a specific dryer are, you will find on the energy label. Here the energy class is also mentioned. If you are looking for an energy-efficient dryer, you will want one with energy class A++ or A+++.
In addition, it is important to know that there are different types of dryers. Here we cover the two most popular types of dryers; the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer. It is important to know that there are different types of dryers available. Heat pump dryers use less energy, dry more quietly and often last longer. Therefore, this is a good dryer if you want to dry energy efficiently. Prices for a new heat pump dryer start at around €450. This can go up to well over 2000 euros. The cheaper models often perform well, but do not meet you as much in terms of ease of use. If you pay a little more for your dryer, it is slightly more likely that the will get a heat pump dryer with, for example, a self-cleaning condenser and specialized drying programs.
Despite being quite expensive to buy, heat pump dryers have a much lower energy consumption. This is because they heat with a built-in heat pump combined with a refrigerant. The annual energy cost of heat pump dryer is usually very low; 50 euros and less. A few heat pump dryers have costs between50 and 75 euros, and you can find a single heat pump dryer with energy costs higher than 75 euros, but that is not often. Because they are so energy efficient in drying, a heat pump dryer is therefore often cheaper than another type of dryer that is less energy efficient.
What does a condenser dryer cost?
In contrast to the heat pump dryer, the condenser dryer is cheap to buy. You can get a new condenser dryer for just 300 euros. Of course, there are also more expensive condenser dryers, but they usually do not cost more than 600 euros.
Condens dryers heat using an electric heating element. This makes the drum reach a high temperature and the drying time is short. However, this also causes the energy consumption of the condenser dryer to be a lot higher. For the energy consumption of a condenser dryer, you will soon pay 125 euros or more per year. Some condenser dryers, which are slightly more economical in drying, will cost you between €100 and €125 annually in energy costs. This information is found on the energy label of the dryer, where the energy class is also mentioned.