According to the Statista Research Department, over 80% of Canadian households have a clothes dryer. Typically, most household dryers are equipped with a vent that leads outdoors, whether it is gas or electric. There is an option of getting a ventless dryer and we will go over when it is ideal to purchase a ventless dryer over a venting dryer.
First, let’s discuss the two different types of ventless dryers:
Condenser dryers are the most common ventless dryers in Canada, it works by sucking in air from the room it is located in and heating the air the same way a vented dryer does. Instead of exhausting the air through a vent when it is finished with the air, it is sent to a heat exchanger that cools down the air. This air then produces condensation as it is cooled down and the vapour turns back into a liquid. This liquid is collected in a vial chamber and is then reused in the same cycle until the drying process is completed. When the dryer is finished, the water is collected in a easy to dispose tray that the owner disposes of themselves.
Heat Pump Dryers
These are the newest update to the ventless dryers and have been growing in popularity since they have been on the market. They are highly efficient and use less energy than a condenser dryer. This dryer has eliminated the condenser and the heat pump continuously cycles the hot air throughout the drum of the dryer without releasing moisture or hot air to the room it is stored within.
Pros and Cons of a Ventless Dryer
Ventless dryers are ideal to use when located in a room that has no option of venting to the outdoors from. This is traditional in European homes as their building structures are older and do not accommodate for ventilation that is required for a dryer that requires a vent.
Before you purchase your new dryer, checkout our list of pros and cons:
It is recommended to use a vented dryer when it is feasible to do so. If you must use a ventless dryer, ensure you are always keeping an eye on the humidity of your laundry room as it can lead to the formation of mildew or mold. If you are unsure of what dryer to purchase or if you can repair the dryer you currently have, call one of our technicians today!