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Why A Dehumidifier Is Better Than A Tumble Dryer - Solenco South Africa

Why A Dehumidifier Is Better Than A Tumble Dryer

When most people think of ways to dry their clothing at home, they think of the tried-and-true tumble dryer. These have been the gold standard for quick, simple clothes drying for decades, especially during the colder and wetter winter months, and are used in millions of households. 

While the benefits of a tumble dryer are clear, they sometimes come at a high price. Tumble dryers are often high energy users, spending a lot of money over time and doing a great job of releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Is there another option? 

Happy you asked. Yes, a dehumidifier is your next best bet to dry your clothes.

While it can't match the speed of a tumble dryer, dehumidifiers can achieve the same, if not better, outcomes for your clothing in a more cost-effective manner while also improving the quality and condition of your home.

How does a dehumidifier dry your clothes?

To begin, you may be intrigued about how dehumidifiers dry your clothes without using the same high-intensity heat and action as a tumble dryer.

In a nutshell, it collects moisture from your wet garments in the air and emits warm, drier air that dries your clothes out over time in the same way that a tumble dryer would (admittedly over a longer span of time).

The finest dehumidifiers for laundry drying have their own "laundry drying" setting. This helps to keep the target humidity at the best levels for the space in question, ensuring that clothing dries in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of energy.

5 advantages of using a dehumidifier for drying clothes

  1. Reduced costs over time

While it may seem that tumble dryers don't appear to significantly affect your budget at first glance, over time they may create a huge dent in your power bill - all on top of the expense of acquiring the tumble dryer in the first place.

While a laundry dryer dehumidifier may have a higher starting cost than a standard tumble dryer, the cost savings over time are enormous. In fact, a condensation dehumidifier is around 12 times less expensive than a typical tumble drier.

  1. Environmentally friendly 

Reduced energy use benefits not only your wallet, but also demonstrates some much-needed environmental support. You can make a strong statement about being green by shutting off the tumble dryer and using more energy-efficient dehumidifiers.

  1. Retained heat can be reused

One of the major advantages of using dehumidifiers for drying clothing is that they retain and create a significant amount of heat, which can be used to heat other areas of your home in addition to drying your clothes.

Dehumidifiers are known to transform every unit of energy consumed into 2.5 times the amount of heat that may be used.

Furthermore, because a dehumidifier reduces the amount of moisture in the air in the rooms it is used in, it is faster and simpler to heat up regions than in humid, moisture-heavy environments.

These benefits might significantly reduce your reliance on alternative heating methods, such as radiators or outdoor heaters.

  1. Protection from condensation

Why shouldn't you use a radiator to dry your clothing instead of a tumble dryer or a dehumidifier?

Well, because radiators dramatically raise the relative humidity of the home in which they are installed. Condensation and moisture are created when this is combined with the colder, wetter weather of the winter months, which can lead to the formation of mould and germs. This may not only jeopardise the structural integrity of your house, but it may also pose a health risk to you and your family.

A dehumidifier considerably minimizes the chance of damp and mould forming by reducing the general humidity of your house, making it harder for condensation to form with much less moisture in the air.

  1. Less damaging to clothes

Finally, because using a dehumidifier avoids the mechanical wear and high temperatures used by tumble dryers, which may damage textiles or cause them to shrink or stiffen, this approach is much gentler on your garments and will significantly prolong their wearability.

Make the switch 

While the tumble dryer's speed and simplicity are laudable, there is little doubt that dehumidification provides a safe, efficient, and cost-effective alternative for those prepared to wait a little longer for their clothing to dry and have room to spare in their home.

You don't need to look any further than Solenco's proven selection of the best dehumidifiers on the market, which have given fantastic results for our clients far and wide. Our dehumidifiers use amazing technology to save energy and are perfectly sized to save as much space as possible in your home.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about the benefits of installing a dehumidifier in your house!

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