A dryer is the machine that takes your washing from wet to dry. When it comes to home clothes drying, the dryer is a necessity for most households in countries where rain doesn’t fall or it’s too cold for clotheslines and racks.
Most dryers are gas or electric. They work by heating the air that circulates through the laundry, and a condenser converts the hot air back to water which is then drained from the machine. Dryers can be vented directly to the outside, or to an indoor or outdoor space through ducting.
Depending on the type of laundry you’re drying and your household size, you may want to consider an energy-efficient dryer, which uses less electricity and/or gas than standard models. You may also prefer a dryer that has a moisture sensor to detect when your laundry is dry, or one with a quick cool down setting that minimizes wrinkles.
There’s also a wide range of accessories available for your dryer, including stacking kits to safely fit your washer/dryer on top of each other, pedestal bases that raise the machines 15 inches and save you from bending, or interior dryer-drum lights that help you find errant items such as socks. If you’re looking to save even more energy, opt for a ventless dryer which doesn’t require the use of ducts and instead uses condensation to remove the steam from the air. dryers