What is a heat pump in a washer-dryer?
The heat pump in a washer-dryer is only used while drying your laundry. To properly explain what a heat pump does exactly, it is best compared to its counterpart, the condenser dryer.
A condenser dryer uses a heating element to blow warm air through the drum. This ensures that your laundry dries quickly at a high temperature, but it also consumes a lot of energy. The warm air is then expelled through a hose, and new air is drawn in and heated.
A heat pump, on the other hand, uses the same air all the time. Instead of attracting new air, the used hot air is cooled by a refrigerant and reheated by the energy-efficient heat pump. The washer-dryer therefore uses less energy to draw in new air, and the cooling and reheating of the used air also requires significantly less energy.
The best combined washer-dryers with a heat pump in 2024
If you are looking for an energy efficient washer-dryer, chances are you will end up with a model with a heat pump. It is important that you pay attention to a number of features. For example, pay attention to the number of kg of laundry you can put in the drum for washing and drying, as the difference between the two can be considerable. For example, the maximum fill weight for washing can be 8kg, while for drying it’s only 6kg. When buying a washer/dryer combi, always pay attention to the water consumption as well, as it varies with each program. For example, a cotton program may use much more water than a wool program. The most efficient washer-dryer for you will wash economically on the program you use most.
Best washer dryer combo with heat pump
Discover the Super Combo Washer-Dryer EZ 4400 N/W's space and time saving convenience. This ultra-compact combination, which has a load capacity of 13 pounds (1.57 cu ft), is just 33.5 x 23.5 x 22 inches (HxWxD), weighs only 161 lbs., and is a popular among families who live in apartments, condos, or other confined areas. You can continue to work in the same area while doing your clothes with little disruption because it operates quietly at 60 dBA, which is even quieter than a typical conversation. With just 96 kWh of power used annually, the EZ 4400 N/W satisfies the strictest energy regulations, saving you time, money, and aggravation. The stainless-steel drum is designed to last for a very long time and is very simple to clean and maintain. For simple loading and unloading, the door has a left swing and a 180-degree pivot.
With features like Auto Water Level and Sensor Dry to make washing less of a hassle and a 1200 RPM motor that dries your clothes more quickly than ever, this all-in-one compact washer and dryer is packed with convenience. With Sensor Dry, you can avoid over drying and wrinkles, and the Auto Water Level function will stop water wastage. With Winterize, you can get the machine ready for the cold weather in as little as 2 minutes; all you need to do is add the antifreeze, choose Winterize, and press a button. The Super Combo is the only washer-dryer in the world that allows you to select between venting or condensing mode, giving you the most amount of freedom to do your laundry wherever you need to. You can choose to wash, dry, or do both with its 7 wash cycles and 11 dry programs, which help protect your garments. In addition, using it is incredibly simple. This appliance is easy to use because of the user-friendly control panel and color-coded LCD display. The progress bar lets you know how much longer the cycle will last, and Child Lock helps to protect your kids. Delay Start lets you to schedule a delay of 1 to 24 hours, allowing you to wash your laundry whenever it's most convenient for you.
The Deco EZ 4400 N/W comes with hoses and a power cord.
For households with a smaller laundry space, the Deco DC 4400 CV is a great option. This washer/dryer all-in-one combo takes care of your laundry in one machine. With a 1.6 cu. ft. capacity, it can handle up to 13 lbs. of laundry at once, making it perfect for smaller families. It weighs just 161 lbs. and measures 22 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.5 inches wide, it has a left-swing glass door. Enjoy some savings on your electricity bill because it only uses 96 kWh of power per year. The 1200 RPM maximum spin speed ensures your clothes come out drier at the end of the cycle. The color-coded LED display makes operation intuitive.
This machine is equipped with 8 wash cycles and 11 dry programs, 15 patents and is the only dryer in the world that lets you allow to choose between condensing and venting mode. Avoid water wastage and fill the tub with the perfect amount of water every single time with the Auto Water Level feature. The Refresh function freshens up clothes with a 12-minute hot dry cycle to get it ready in no time. Use Time Dry to set the drying time to 60 minutes or just let the Auto Dry Level decide for you when the laundry is dried at the optimal point. With the help of the built-in diagnostics, multiple sensors inside the machine keep track of all operations and detect faults by displaying 12 error codes that aid in component malfunction diagnosis. With Delay Start, you can program the wash or dry program to start later for up to 24 hours. Child Lock ensures the door stay locked during the wash and dry cycle, preventing any accidents. The Self Clean option is an 8-minute rinse cycle to clean the drum for next use. With an easy-to-open coin trap, you no longer need to call the plumber to remove coins. Automatic Wrinkle Guard ensures that clothes stay wrinkle free, even if you forget it, by tumbling the clothes every five minutes so wrinkles don’t set in.
The Deco DC 4400 CV is packed with so many great features! It comes with hoses and a power cord.
The Equator EZ 4400 N is a super combo washer dryer that is perfect for smaller laundry spaces and even your RV. With a 1.59 cu. ft. capacity, it weighs just 161 lbs. and measures 22 inches deep, 33.5 inches high and 23.5 inches wide. This all-in-one machine will use just 96 kWh of power per year, giving you some savings. The spin speed is clocked at 1200 RPM, ensuring clothes come out dryer at the end of the dry cycle. Enjoy 8 separate wash cycles and 3 dry cycles with 4 dryness options. The round glass door is left swing and lets you peer inside to watch the washing and drying action. One of the most unique features of this machine is that it allows you to convert from venting to ventless dry, giving you more options of installation.
Let’s talk more about features. The EZ 4400 has automatic water and heat level function that fills the tub with the perfect amount of water every time while choosing the best temperature level for the type of soil. With built-in diagnostics and 12 error codes, you can quickly identify and solve any issues with your machine. Protect your child with child lock, program the washer to start up to 24 hours in advance, enable the Quiet Function, freshen up and maintain the tub with Self Clean, push the add-a-sock option to load more laundry—this machine can do it all. Plus, it has an easy-to-open coin trap that will save you a call to the plumber. The start and pause function let’s you operate this machine freely. Use Optional Sensor / Time Dry to set how long you want the dry cycle to run. Use the Refresh Function to give clothes a quick refresh before putting them on. For RV users, the Winterize Function is an essential feature. Just add the antifreeze, push a button, and have your washer/dryer ready for winter in no time at all.
The Equator EZ 4400 N comes in White, Merlot, Silver, Black, Gold and Pink to fit any laundry space. Hoses are included.
The GE GFQ14ESSNWW washer dryer combo is an all-in-one solution for your laundry needs. Whether you just don’t have the space for a separate washer and dryer, or you just want to do the laundry with less steps using just one machine, this electric front load washer/dryer is one to consider. With a 2.4 cu. ft. capacity, it can fit loads of up to 8 lbs. It weighs just 183 lbs. and the compact measurements of 25.62 inches deep by 33.25 inches tall by 23.43 inches wide is create for homes with less space for laundry. The window door is left swing. This 2-in-1 machine consumes just 108 kWh of power per year, so you can save on your electricity bills. The stainless-steel drum resists rust and corrosion. Turn it into a smart device by adding the optional Wi-Fi connect part (#PBX23W00Y0), sold separately.
Equipped with a 1450 RPM maximum spin speed, the washing and drying actions are enhanced. Your clothes come out cleaner and dryer. With 14 wash cycles and 5 dry cycles, you can customize the way you clean your clothes freely. Wash anything from undergarments with Delicates to stained fabrics with Stain Wash with Steam. With features like Delay Start, you can schedule when to start the cycle according to your schedule for up to 24 hours. Use the Extra Rinse option when you need fabrics to be rid of detergent and fabric softener remnants. The Time Saver option lets you wash smaller loads at a faster rate so your garments will be ready in no time. This washer/dryer comes with 5 heat selections because some soils dissolve better in cooler temperatures, while some others in warmer temperatures. The load sensing adaptive fill automatically fills the drum with the appropriate amount of water depending on the size of the load. Add Time when you feel like your clothes need extra drying care. With convenience features like an adjustable end-of-cycle signal, child lock, cycles status indicators, LED cycle countdown and rack dry, doing the laundry is a little bit less of a hassle.
Fill and load hoses are included.
For all your laundry needs, the GE WM3998HBA is the answer. Wash and dry using the same machine using a washer/dryer combo and save time doing your laundry. The 4.5 cu. ft. capacity is large enough to fit bulky items like blankets or beddings with no issues. Prop it on top of a pedestal (WDP4B) or the LG Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer (WD100CB) to wash even more laundry at once. Weighing 213.8 lbs. and measuring 27 inches wide, 39 inches high and 30.25 inches deep, it will fit in smaller laundry rooms or closets easily. The door swings to the left when opened. It uses just 105 kWh of power per year, so you can save some money on your power bill. The maximum spin speed is clocked at 1300 RPM, so your clothes come out cleaner and drier.
Use the power of steam in both washing and drying. With 14 wash programs and 4 dry cycles to handle every type of laundry you throw at it. Special programs like Bright Whites™ (especially designed to give white fabrics great clean and maintain color) and Allergiene™ (specifically intended to give fabrics washing and rinsing to get rid of allergens) help you get the perfect kind of clean for every piece of clothing. It has 5 wash/rinse temperatures and 5 spin speeds so you can customize a cycle freely. Using the same outstanding washing performance that LG customers have come to expect, the LG TurboWash technology efficiently washes huge loads in less time. Enjoy more features like the ColdWash™ Option and the SenseClean™ System at any time. The TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System makes this washer/dryer very quiet, so you can do your laundry and answer a phone call in the same room. Powered with the ThinQ® Technoloy, this machine is smart-home ready. Use features like SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0), Remote Start and Cycle Monitor and Energy Monitoring with your smart device.
The GE WM3998HBA comes in a chic Black Steel color that will look amazing in any laundry space.
Advantages of a heat pump washer/dryer
One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump washer/dryer is that you can wash and dry with one appliance.
Less energy than a separate washer and dryer
Better than a condenser dryer, a washer-dryer combination with heat pump uses much less energy. The energy consumption is about 40% lower, which can save you around 100 per year.
Please always check the weight of the load indicated on the washer/dryer combination. For example, if you have a large household with 8kg, 9kg or even 10kg of laundry, you should consider that you will only be able to dry 5kg, 6kg or 7kg of it in the machine.
If you want to dry all your laundry in the combi, in some cases you will have to dry some of it afterwards in a separate program. If this is the case, you should consider reducing your energy consumption by purchasing a separate washer and dryer with a load capacity of at least 8kg.
Non Stop Washing and Drying
A heat pump washer/dryer dries at much lower temperatures than a condenser dryer, so you can dry all your laundry that normally needs to be dried separately, just together.
This allows you to run your washer/dryer combination non stop. You turn it on in the morning and after washing it automatically goes on to drying. This means that you can wash and dry your laundry non-stop, saving you time and money. However, please note that not every washer-dryer with heat pump has a non stop function suitable for all wash programs. In some cases, for example, you can only wash and dry your cotton laundry in one cycle.
Your clothes will last longer
Drying your clothes in a conventional condenser dryer exposes the fabric to high temperatures.
A heat pump dryer, on the other hand, uses much lower temperatures, which protects your clothes better.
Disadvantages of a Combination Heat Pump Dryer
There are two disadvantages to a heat pump dryer that you should be aware of. If you are not prepared to invest a little more or if you value speed during the wash and dry process, a washer-dryer with heat pump is not the right choice for you.
More expensive to buy
A washer-dryer with heat pump is about 300 more expensive than a normal washer-dryer. But you have to take into account that your energy costs will be about 100 lower every year. So it will take 3 years to earn back your investment.
In the long run, you will save money, but you have to be prepared to invest first.
Longer drying time
A full cycle of washing and drying in a washer-dryer combination takes on average much longer than if you put your laundry first in the washing machine and then in the dryer. This is because a heat pump uses a much lower temperature to dry.
How long is a longer drying time? For a full drum of aeg brand washer-dryers with 8 kg fill weight you should consider that the washer-dryers with a heat pump will take 2.5 to 3 hours to dry your laundry, compared to 1.5 to 2 hours for a condenser dryer. With a 5kg drum, the total drying time of the washer-dryer will not be much shorter, you should still expect to need at least 2 hours to dry everything.
Is it better to buy a washer-dryer combination or a separate washer and heat pump dryer?
If you want to buy a washer-dryer combi with heat pump dryer because you want to save energy, in some cases it can be a better choice to get an energy-efficient washing machine and a separate heat pump dryer.
You’ll use as little energy as possible, because you’ll avoid drying some of your laundry in a separate drying programme, as the washer-dryer combination has a larger capacity for washing than for drying.
For large households, it’s a better idea to buy a separate washing machine and heat pump dryer, both of which have a 10kg drum. For smaller households, it doesn’t really matter that a washer-dryer can wash 6kg and dry only 4kg.
The question: “Washer, dryer or a washer-dryer with heat pump? So always consider whether you are more interested in saving energy or whether the benefits of a washer-dryer are more important to you.