Washer dryer combo with heat pump

The combined washer-dryer is not known for being one of the most energy efficient appliances. The heating element used for drying is not at all economical and together with the low capacity of the drum, which requires more energy to get rid of the moisture, this results in high energy consumption. If you would like to save energy with a washer-dryer, you should consider a washer-dryer with a heat pump.

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What is a heat pump in a washer dryer combo

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The heat pump in a washer-dryer is only used during the drying of your laundry. To properly explain what a heat pump does, 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 exhausted through a hose and then 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 also the cooling and reheating of the used air requires considerably less energy.

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If you’re looking for an energy-efficient washer-dryer combination, chances are you’ll end up with a model with a heat pump. It is important that you pay attention to a number of properties. 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 8 kg and for drying only 6 kg. You don’t immediately expect that when you buy a washer and dryer in one.

When buying a washer-dryer combination, always pay attention to the water consumption, as this differs per program. For example, a cotton program can use much more water than a wool program. The most efficient washing and drying machine for you will wash economically on the program you use most.

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Advantages and disadvantages of a washer dryer combo with heat pump

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages of a washer-dryer combination with heat pump is of course that you can wash and dry with one appliance.

  1. Less energy than a separate washer and dryer: Compared to a condenser dryer, a combined washer and dryer with heat pump uses much less energy. The energy consumption is about 40% lower, so you can save around €100 per year. However, you should always consider the number of kg of washing that is indicated on the washer-dryer. For example, if you have a large household with 8 kg, 9 kg or even 10 kg of laundry, you should consider that you can often only dry 5 kg, 6 kg or 7 kg of it in the machine. If you want to dry all your laundry in the washer-dryer, in some cases you will have to dry some of your laundry afterwards in a separate program. In that case, it’s a good idea to see if you’ll use less energy if you buy a separate washer and dryer with a filling capacity of at least 8 kg.
  2. Non-stop washing and drying: A washer-dryer combination with heat pump dries at much lower temperatures than a condenser dryer, this allows you to simply dry all your laundry that normally needs to be dried separately, together. This allows you to run your washer-dryer non-stop. You turn it on in the morning and after washing it automatically goes on to drying. Everything comes out of the machine washed and dried and you just have to put everything back in the closet. The non stop washing and drying of your laundry saves a lot of time and non stop function with heat pump is also much more economical. Please note that not every washer-dryer combination 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 go.
  3. Your clothes last longer: When you dry your clothes in a conventional condenser dryer, the fabric is exposed to high temperatures. This can cause small holes to appear in the fabric, causing your clothes to wear out faster. A heat pump dryer, on the other hand, uses much lower temperatures, so your clothes are better protected.

Disadvantages

There are two disadvantages to a heat pump washer-dryer that you should definitely not forget. If you are not willing to invest a little more or if you value speed during the washing and drying process, a washer-dryer with heat pump is not the right choice for you.

  1. More expensive to buy: a combined washer-dryer with heat pump is about € 300 more expensive than a normal washer-dryer. However, you should consider that your energy costs will be about €100 lower annually. So it will take 3 years to earn back your investment. In the long run it will be cheaper, but you have to be willing to invest first.
  2. 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 wash-dry combinations with 8 kg fill weight, you should consider that the wash-dry combinations with a heat pump will need 2.5 to 3 hours to dry your laundry, compared to 1.5 to 2 hours for a condenser dryer. The total drying time of the washer-dryer is not much reduced with a 5kg drum, you should still expect to need at least 2 hours to dry everything.

Is it better to have a washer dryer combo or a separate washing machine and heat pump dryer?

If you want to buy a washer-dryer combination with heat pump dryer because you want to save energy, in some cases it can be a better choice to go for an energy-efficient washing machine and a separate heat pump dryer.

You then use as little energy as possible because you avoid having to dry part of your laundry in a separate drying program because the washer-dryer combination has a larger capacity for washing than for drying.

For large households, it is therefore a better idea to buy a separate washing machine and heat pump dryer that both have a drum with a 10 kg fill weight. For smaller households, it does not matter so much that a washer-dryer combination can wash 6 kg and dry only 4 kg.

The question: “Washing machine, dryer or combined washer-drier with heat pump?” is answered differently by everyone. So always consider for yourself whether you are more concerned about saving energy or whether the advantages of a washer-dryer combination are more important.

 

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