Reservoir captures water during drying
The first choice is to collect water in a tank. The water that is released during the drying process is drained through a hose to a reservoir and stored there. After drying you can easily take the reservoir out of the dryer and empty it. If the reservoir is too full, it will affect the performance of your heat pump dryer and your laundry will not dry as well as it should.
Luckily, most modern heat pump dryers have a feature that tells you when the tank is too full. This will either illuminate a light or prevent the program from starting until you empty the tank. If you choose to collect water in a tank, remember to clean it regularly as stagnant water has a very unpleasant odour that you do not want anywhere near your clean laundry!
You can connect the condenser to the water outlet via a hose and never have to worry about emptying or cleaning the tank. This sounds ideal, but you need to make sure that your home is suitable for this option. Not every home has a plumbing connection and if you do, chances are it is already in use by the washing machine and doesn’t have the option to connect an extra hose.
Consider where you want to put your dryer. The hose that comes with the dryer is generally 1.5 meters long. So if you want to place the dryer further than 1.5 meters away from the water outlet, you’ll need to get a longer hose yourself. Also, be careful not to make the hose too long, as it will be nearly impossible to run the water through the entire length of the hose once it is over 3 meters.
Are the choices different for different types of clothes dryers?
Yes, you should keep in mind that the always all types of clothes dryers have the option to collect the water in a reservoir, but it is not always possible to drain the water through a drain. So if you find out at home that you don’t have a water outlet to connect the heat pump dryer to, you can still use it. If you’re not sure which way to turn the dryer, don’t forget to check the settings to see which option you’ve chosen!