Energy consumption dryer
How much energy does a dryer use
An energy-efficient dryer can save you a lot of money.
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Energy consumption different types of dryers
This dries your laundry faster, but uses more electricity and will wear out your clothes faster.
The drain dryer uses the most electricity while drying. This is a somewhat outdated type of clothes dryer, which is why we don’t recommend buying air extraction dryers.
Heat pump dryer 50 euros per year
Condenser dryer 120 euros per year
Energy label for clothes dryers
The energy label gives you an indication of how energy-efficient your dryer is. In the Netherlands, a new dryer needs at least label B. Dryers with energy label C or lower may no longer be sold. Heat pump dryers usually have energy label A++ or A+++, which means that they dry efficiently. Condenser dryers more often have energy label B or energy label A, and are therefore not considered energy-efficient dryers.
Tumble dryers with a good energy label are also often more expensive to buy than a less efficient tumble dryer. This deters some from going for an energy-efficient clothes dryer.
Energy label A++ consumes 177 kWh per year
Energy label A++ consumes 220 kWh per year
Energy label B consumes 504 kWh per year
Energy costs per year
Most dryer manufacturers and suppliers also list the energy cost per year of each dryer. Many heat pump dryers have energy class A+++, but that doesn’t mean you all use the exact same amount of energy. By looking at the energy consumption per year, you can make a comparison between different heat pump dryers to find the most energy efficient dryer.
Energy label A++ costs 40 euros per year
Energy label A++ costs 53 Euros per year
Energy label B costs 120 euro per year
Best energy-efficient dryers of 2022
Practical tips for more efficient drying
Drying your laundry using a tumble dryer consumes a lot of electricity. Of course, it is much more economical to hang your laundry out to dry, but this is not an option for everyone. For this reason, we have listed a number of tips for drying your laundry more energy-efficiently using a tumble dryer. Energy-efficient drying is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet, as it keeps your energy costs down. Here are our tips for reducing your consumption:
Fill to the maximum filling weight
The fill weight of a dryer indicates the maximum amount of laundry that can fit in the drum at one time. By filling the drum as full as possible, you’ll get the most out of the drying process and your power consumption. Note: Do not go over the maximum fill weight! This can be detrimental to your dryer and may cause your laundry to not dry properly or evenly.
Trade in your old dryer
It may not sound very economical or sustainable to replace your old dryer while it’s still working fine, but it may be using a lot more electricity per drying cycle than it should. Want to use less power? Then replace your old dryer for an energy-efficient clothes dryer, with this you can save up to 100 euros per year in some cases.
Then a cheap dryer may sound like a good deal, but often you are actually more expensive. The average energy consumption of these devices is namely much higher, so your energy costs will remain high.
Clean the filter
When dust builds up in the lint filter of your dryer, it has to work harder (and use more energy) to get your laundry dry. It also increases the risk of fire. By cleaning the filter regularly, your dryer will work better, last longer and reduce your energy consumption.