Choosing a dryer can be difficult because of the many models and features available. However, if you consider a few key factors, you can choose the right dryer for your needs.
Basic types of dryers
Depending on the design features, there are two types of devices: a tumble dryer and a drying cabinet. The latter come in different sizes, with a different number of chambers. Drying in them produces rising hot air. Drying cabinets are quite productive and versatile. They allow you to dry many different things at once, including shoes. They have only one disadvantage – they require considerable space for installation.
Machines with a drum are subdivided into devices of double action and simply drum dryers. The first category includes washing machines with laundry drying functions, and the second – is specialized equipment. The advantage of hybrids is clear – saving useful space. The disadvantage is considered expensive.
Drum dryers are divided into:
- Ventilation. The main element is a fan. Providing high-intensity of evaporation of wet laundry, it expels them with the airflow outward. Moisture can be carried out in the ventilation system, as well as outside the room.
- Condensing. The hot air is directed at the laundry, takes away its moisture, and discharges it in the cooling chamber. At the same time, the condensate is released. Hence the name of the appliance. After the cooling chamber, the air reenters the heating element and the cycle begins all over again. The condensate is discharged into the drainage system.
What to look for when choosing a dryer
Before going to the cash register to pay for the purchase, experts recommend assessing the three main parameters of the dryer that came to mind:
– modes of operation.
In general, all such devices belong to the category of medium power. Most often their power ranges from 2 to 4 kW. It is required to choose such a device, which, when connected to your network, will not lead to its overload. Of course, you can simply arrange a separate electrical line to the unit with a suitable section of cable, feeding it to a separate circuit breaker. But this is more complicated and will cost significantly more.
You should look at the volume if you are going to buy a drum dryer. In this case, it is a determining factor. The focus here should be on the planned volume of laundry that you are going to wash. Associated with this parameter is the loading weight limit.
An important role is also given to the modes of operation. In this case, it is necessary to be guided by your own preferences and desires. It is not worth overpaying for those features that you will not use. Here are a few popular modes:
– by type of fabric (gentle);
– Airing (to eliminate odor);
– Light ironing (things do not need ironing after drying).
Tips for choosing a dryer
Choosing a dryer, you must first decide on the place where it will stand. If you have a private cottage and free space in abundance, and enough money, you can look at the dryer closet.
If, however, space and money are limited – you should opt for a model with a drum. And if you are planning to purchase a washing machine at the same time – focus on a washing device with a drying function.
Attention! Carefully read the requirements of technology regarding connection – you may be required to organize a connection to the ventilation system or sewage system.
An important point – energy efficiency. The fewer pluses you see in the corresponding letter “A”, which characterizes the class of the device, the less will be the energy bill.
The dryer refers to expensive household appliances. Therefore, its choice should be treated with the utmost responsibility. If there is such a possibility, it is better to go to the store in the company of a specialist.
What to do when you need to repair the dryer? It is important to remember that safety must always be in the first place. If you’re unsure of your repair skills or if you’re facing a serious problem, it’s best to contact the professionals at North Country Appliance Repair Company to avoid damaging your dryer or possibly damaging it.