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Learn about Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

A kind of ventless dryer that uses a heat pump to condense the water out of the clothing and send it to a drain or a tank. More efficient than a standard dryer, and more efficient than a regular ventless dryer.

Look for the Energy Star label, and choose a size that will work for you. In North America, a small number of brands, models, and sizes are available now for this newer dryer technology.

Uses 20 to 60% less energy than conventional dryers, and takes good care of your clothes by being gentler on them. Also, because it doesn't need a vent, it's one less hole in your house, and it doesn't send your preheated or precooled air out of the house, saving you energy. This is a great advantage in winter. On the down side, can take a little longer to dry.

Around 1800, M. Pochon in France invented a clothes dryer that consisted of a barrel cranked by hand, suspended over an open fire. Your clothes could smell like you are camping every day!