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Energy efficient dryer

A dryer is labeled as energy efficient when it has an energy label of A+++. Of all the dryers on the market, the heat pump dryer is the most energy efficient. With a heat pump dryer, you can save up to more than €100,- per year on your energy costs. < Looking for an energy efficient dryer? Below, we have listed the best energy-efficient dryers of 2022 for you. Take a quick look!

Energy efficient dryer

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October

Yannick
Yannick

A wash geek since 2017

What makes a tumble dryer energy-efficient?

There are several specifications of a tumble dryer that you should look at to determine whether or not it is energy-efficient. The type of dryer plays a big role, but so do its energy label and annual energy consumption. On this page, we explain everything you need to know about energy-efficient dryers.

Best energy efficient dryers of 2024

Buy a fuel-efficient dryer? You’ve come to the right place! In the list below, you’ll find the best, most energy-efficient clothes dryers of 2024. In making this list, we’ve obviously looked at the energy consumption of a range of new dryers, but we’ve also looked at their fill weight, noise level, condensation drainage (via a water outlet or tank) and different drying programmes. Which of these energy-efficient heat pump dryers will you be using to dry your laundry? This means that the energy costs of a cheap dryer are so high that you will be better off buying a more expensive, energy-efficient one. A heat pump dryer with energy label A++ or higher is indeed expensive to buy, but think of it as an investment. If you buy a cheaper dryer with a lesser label, you’ll end up paying more over time because your energy costs will go up.

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Best energy efficient dryer

Pair the GE GTD72GBSNWS top load matching gas dryer with your favorite GE washer, available in two finishes: Diamond Gray or White. This dryer comes with a total maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft., enough to handle up to 15 towels in one drying cycle. Enjoy the large capacity in a reasonable size. This dryer weighs only 118 lbs., and measures 30.5 inches deep, 46 inches high and 27 inches wide. The reversible glass door gives you the opportunity to place it in many different room configurations, and the interior light helps you look for specific articles of clothing when the cycle is done. Enjoy the flexibility of placing your dryer anywhere with up to 120 ft. venting, designed for optimal airflow, wherever you choose to place it. With 12 different dry cycles, you can choose the right kind of drying for different kind of fabrics, from delicates to bulky/comforter, to mixed loads. The Sanitize Cycle reduced up to 99.8% of common household bacteria so you can keep your loved ones safe. Avoid repeatedly having to set up your dryer with the My Cycle Settings which lets you save your personal preprogrammed settings for future use. The GE GTD72GBSNWS comes with Sensor Dry which helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. With Quick Dry, you can dry a full load in less time so your clothes will be ready in no time. This dryer lets you choose from four different drying levels and four different temperature options. Heat up your clothes and release set wrinkles with the Warm Up feature. Never forget when it’s time to clean the vent with the Check Vent Alert, so you can keep your dryer functioning at its best. The GE GTD72GBSNWS does not come with accessories.
The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum load capacity of 7.8 cu. ft. Use the optional stacking kit model GFA28KITN and pair it with the perfect GE washer. Weighing only 135 lbs., and with True32 Closet depth at 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, you can place this machine in the tightest laundry spaces. Have even more flexibility in placement because it has a reversible glass door that you can see through. The LED interior light lets you see even more clearly so you can find every little article of clothing. The vent can be extended up to 90 ft. long and you get 4-way exhaust options: rear, right, left and bottom for even more installation flexibility. With 10 different dryer cycles, you can choose the right type of care for your every laundry need from delicates to bulky/bedding. This dryer is smart home enabled with Built-in Wi-Fi so you can control and monitor your laundry with any smart device. When in a hurry, you can finish small loads in 23 minutes or less with Quick Dry. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Sensor Dry helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Enjoy 5 different temperature options, four separate dryness levels, timed dry and other GE dryer features like My Settings, delay dry and much, much more. The GE GFD55GSSNWW does not come with accessories.
If you want a dryer without all the bells and whistles but performs well, the Whirlpool WGD4950HW might be the right one for you. It features a large 7.0 cu. ft. capacity so you can do more laundry in less loads. Weighing only 113 lbs., with measuring 28.25 inches deep, 43 inches high and 29 inches wide, it will look beautiful in many smaller laundry spaces. Easily transfer loads from the washer to the dryer and from the dryer to the laundry basket without worrying about clean clothes falling on the floor with this wide-opening door. Because it also features an interior light, it’s easy to find any small article of clothing that you may leave behind. With 14 separate dry cycles, you can choose the best kind of dry for every laundry type. The Whirlpool WGD4950HW has must have features like the AutoDry™ Drying System which helps prevent over drying by monitoring the moisture content and automatically stopping the cycle when it hits the right level. Timed Dry lets you control your drying schedule; you can set it up from 20 to 70 minutes according to your needs. Three temperature levels are available to choose from: low, medium or high, so you can give your laundry the right type of drying it needs. Air Fluff lets you dry without heat for those delicate fabrics. Drying without heat also makes sure that creases won’t set in. If you don’t want creases but have loads that do need heat for drying, the Wrinkle Shield™ Option safeguards from creases and wrinkles from setting in by continuing to tumble the laundry every five minutes after the cycle is complete. The end-of-cycle signal lets you know when it’s the load is done. The Whirlpool WGD4950HW is proudly Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. It comes with a power cord.
If it is a simple, no-nonsense drier that you want, the GE GTD33EASKWW might be the right one for you. This top load matching electric drier has a huge maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., so you can get more laundry done in less cycles. The white-on-white coloring is classic and will look amazing in your laundry room. Weighing a measly 104 lbs., and with measurements of 29.5 inches deep, 44 inches high, and 27 inches wide, this machine is compact and can be placed in most smaller laundry rooms and spaces. Because the square, steel door is reversible, you have even more freedom in placement. The long venting capability of up to 120 ft. allows you to position this drier just about anywhere. Pair that with the 4-way exhaust options (rear, right, left and bottom) and you can literally put your drier anywhere. With an aluminized alloy drum, it not only resists corrosion and rusting, but also improves energy efficiency. Make setting cycles simple with the rotary electromechanical controls. Cleaning lint is easy with its upfront lint filter, too! The GE GTD33EASKWW is simple but does the job well. Choose from the three heat selections (less dry, more dry, or optimum dry) to give every load the right kind of dry they need. Doing laundry should be simple. Avoid unnecessary complications with 3 drying cycles. The cottons cycle takes care of most kinds of fabric well. The Easy Care Cycle includes casuals, cool down, less dry and more dry. Quick Fluff gives your clothes a quick dry with no heat to release wrinkles and creases. Because it has a removable up front lint filter, cleaning is easy and takes no time. With the end-of-cycle signal, your drier will let you know when the cycle is done so you can take your laundry out in time and avoid creases from setting in. The GE GTD33EASKWW does not come with any accessory.
The GE GTD42EASJWW is a great top load matching electric dryer that comes in a great price point. It delivers in performance using world class GE technology, but without all the extra bells and whistles to drive the price up. With a huge maximum capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., you can fit in even the largest of loads including beddings and comforters. It measures 29.5 inches deep, 44 inches high and 27 inches wide and only weighs a measly 101 lbs., so it is compact and will fit in the smallest laundry rooms and spaces. Encased in a classic white-on-white body, it will look great in any home. Featuring 4-way exhaust options (rear, right, left and bottom) and up to 120 ft. of long venting capability, you can place this machine nearly anywhere you wish. It has a right swing steel door for a sleek look. Because it has interior lighting, loading and unloading is easier and you can find any article of clothing quickly. Cleaning is quick and simple with the removable up front lint filter. With an adjustable end-of-cycle signal, your drier will let you know when the cycle is done so you can take your laundry out in time and avoid creases from setting in. Aluminized alloy makes for a durable drum that resists corrosion and chipping. With Auto Dry, clothes come out feeling good and looking great because it continuously monitors the air temperature during the cycle and sets the optimal drying time. The Wrinkle Care extended tumble reduces wrinkling and creasing by continuing to tumble at the end of the cycle with no heat, preventing wrinkles from setting in. With four heat selections from Air Fluff (no heat), low, medium and regular, you can choose the best temperature to dry each load. It features four drying cycles to help you get the drying done quickly: Casuals, Delicates, Cottons and Easy Care. The GE GTD42EASJWW does not come with any accessory.

The types of tumble dryer

There are three types of tumble dryer: the vent dryer, the condenser dryer and the heat pump dryer. The energy consumption of the vent dryer is the highest, followed by that of the condenser dryer. Heat pump dryers use the least energy per cycle and keep your energy costs down. Heat pump dryers are also the most expensive of the three, but because they are so energy-efficient, they are often still the cheapest choice.

Energy label

The energy label of a clothes dryer indicates how efficiently it dries your laundry. A tumble dryer is regarded as energy-efficient if it has energy label A++. The most energy-efficient dryer is a heat pump dryer with energy class A+++, which is the best for the environment and your wallet! The same applies to energy labels: the better, the more expensive. But keep in mind that an energy-efficient dryer will keep your energy costs down to such an extent that it will ultimately save you money.

Energy consumption per year

Most manufacturers and suppliers of tumble dryers also quote the annual energy consumption of each tumble dryer. Most heat pump dryers have energy class A+++, but that doesn’t mean they all use exactly the same amount of energy. By looking at the energy consumption per year, you can better compare different heat pump dryers.

Energy consumption of tumble dryers: about the label

The energy rating of dryers ranges from energy class D to energy class A+++. The most energy efficient dryer has energy class A+++. Dryers with energy class C or lower may no longer be sold in the Netherlands, therefore the least efficient dryer has label B.

In the picture you see an example of an energy label of a dryer. We will explain what each part means.

  • On the blue line you will first see the brand (in this case the AEG brand) and the name of the model.
  • Below that you will see the different energy classes and, highlighted, which energy label this particular washer dryer has.
  • In the square box halfway down the label, you can read what the energy consumption is per year in kWh.
  • The dryer and cord frame shows the type of dryer (gas/electric, return air/condensate)
  • The clock frame shows the average cotton drying time in minutes.
  • The t-shirt frame indicates how many pounds of laundry will fit in the drum at one time (also called the fill weight).
  • The speaker frame indicates in decibels (dB) how loud the dryer is.
  • The last frame with the condensate pan only applies to condensate dryers; it indicates the condensation efficiency class.
Yannick
Yannick

A wash geek since 2017

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