Heat pump dryers are more energy efficient than condenser dryers
In general, a heat pump dryer is considered the better buy of the two types of dryer. The first advantage that comes up in this is the energy label. Heat pump dryers often have a high energy label, A++ and often even A+++. This ensures that the heat pump dryer is up to 60% more energy efficient than a condenser dryer. This means that the power consumption of every second year can be seen as free compared to the less efficient condenser dryer. Over the course of ten years, it can even save the entire purchase price of the heat pump dryer.
It can actually save up to 75 euros per year with average use. With regular use, this is obviously even more. A family with two members and three loads a week can save up to 75 euros a year. Despite the higher, sometimes even double, purchase price, a large family with several children can make a profit on a water pump dryer after 5 years or less, compared to a condenser dryer. This makes the choice for a water pump dryer a lot more attractive after looking at the prices. So it is literally worth the investment after just a few years.
A long lifetime of an appliance is always desirable. So, with a heat pump dryer is an important argument for choosing this type of dryer. Although the frequency of use and quality of the heat pump dryer greatly affects this, the average lifespan is 10 to 12 years.
With higher-end heat pump dryers, proper maintenance and normal use, this can be many years longer. Make sure the dryer is not overloaded. This will force the heat pump dryer to work harder and will naturally shorten its life.
Drainage from different clothes dryers
The days of hanging a hose from the dryer out the window to drain the damp air are thankfully over with a heat pump dryer. The choice to use the condensate collection tray makes the heat pump dryer a device that is flexible to place. All you need is a wall socket. If you put the dryer where there is a drain, you can connect a heat pump dryer directly to the drain. This also applies to most condenser dryers nowadays. Even with a condenser dryer, there is an option to use the condensate collection tray or connect to a drain. If you want to use a condenser dryer that can be connected to a drain, you can use a hose. If you choose a condenser dryer it is important to check whether this is a possibility.