Tumble Drying Machines – Are Ventilation Dryers Superior To Condenser Dryer Appliances?


If you are looking around for a tumble dryer to help you out with the drying of your clothes, then you basically have two options at your disposal. First of all, there is the condenser tumble dryer and then there is the vented tumble dryer.
The difference between the two, is that the condenser tumble dryers do not require a ventilation opening that goes from indoors to outdoors. The vented dryers do require this opening so that a big pipe can vent the hot damp air outside.
If you are buying a tumble dryer for the first time, then you may not have a good idea of how much space you have available in your home. If you are replacing your old one, however, you will probably already have an idea of how much space you have. This is important to know before purchasing one.
As I’m sure you’ll understand, a vented dryer is going to take up a lot more space than a condenser tumble dryer will. The reason for this is obvious. The big pipe that ventilates the hot damp air takes up lots of volume.
You’ll know if your home has a ventilation opening somewhere if you can find a grill on the outside of your house. These grills are usually placed near the kitchen, the lobby area or the garage. Find a grill, and eventually you’ll be able to find your ventilation space opening inside as well.
When you have a ventilation opening, you can obviously opt to go for a vented dryer. These types of dryers are so much cheaper than condenser dryers, simply because they are more ‘low tech’ than condenser dryers.
While a vented dryer will simply blow its hot air to the outside, a condenser dryer has to keep all of its hot air on the inside. There is a special chamber for this inside of the condenser tumble dryer.
A condenser tumble dryer will turn the steam into water. This happens automatically when the steam hits a metal place. When the hot air turns into water, it is collected in a designated plastic water tank. For this reason, condensing tumble dryers need to be emptied on a regular basis.