In summer, washing is almost a pleasure. I took out clothes from the washer, hung it on the balcony and in an hour you can wear it. But only the slushy autumn begins or the first December snow is sprinkled outside the window – there are problems. Washing becomes more, and there is nowhere to dry.
Places on a towel dryer and batteries is enough only for fine underwear and children’s rights, and if the family is large, the drying turns into a headache. In general, the apartment turns into some kind of drying-crazy house.
With this problem, our grandmothers and mothers lived as a given. We are luckier, dryers give a chance to free the apartment from the occupation of wet things. But which dryer to choose? The question is still open. We’re going to figure it out!
Take it or not: the pros and cons
A drying machine is a technique that makes it quick and convenient to dry your clothes. Due to a large number of settings, it retains the original quality of things for a long time. Almost any type of clothing can be picked up the right mode. It is important not to make a mistake because the wrong mode can spoil the thing.
The machine not only dries but irons and removes unpleasant odours. It does not dry clothes, leaving in it 5% moisture. Reduces home monotonous work and frees up space in the apartment, because with the “dryer” no longer have to hang clothes on ropes and batteries. At the same time, it has a fairly high cost, even the budget option will cost 1000 “with a tail” rubles.
Lifehack: When choosing, pay attention to the class of energy consumption, because the “fat” can suddenly put on weight.
Types of dryers
Traditionally, dryers are divided by a way of removing moisture. It depends on its effectiveness and cost. There are three types: ventilation, condensation and machines with a heat pump.
The ventilation-type dryers are installed in well-ventilated rooms or rooms that have a window. The fact that through the air drain are also excreted particles of water, which evaporates from the clothes. Improperly organized ventilation can lead to over-hydration of the room and the appearance of mould in it.
In condensation dryers, the air is heated by a CHP (thermoelectric heater). He then runs through the wet clothes, evaporating moisture from there. In the end, the air enters a special unit, where moisture condenses and is collected in a separate tank. The capacity for condensate (Baca) is usually 4 litres.
The most effective for the house is a dryer with a heat pump. In its design, it combines ventilation and condensation machines. It has a closed heat exchange system, in which moist air is removed from the drum with the help of a heat pump. After that, the moisture condenses and is collected into the tank.
Determined with the type of machine, you can go further and delve into the specifications. Let’s start with the type of boot.
Dryers come with front or vertical loading. The first are represented by a large number of models, so there is a lot to choose from. The second can be used in small rooms, as they do not require an “extra” area to open the door.
The volume of the drum and the weight of the boot depends on the time you spend drying. Especially important for families with children, where you have to wash and dry almost every day.
The volume of the drum in models with horizontal (frontal) loading is usually 100-120 liters, while the “verticals” have a volume of only 80 liters. The capacity of the “dryer” is chosen based on the volume of the drum washing machine. It should be bigger because the clothes in the dryer should move freely inside the drum. As for weight, the most running models are machines with a load of 7 to 20129 kg.
Attention is paid to other characteristics of the drum. The speed of its rotation depends on the area of application, because each fabric fits its own speed. For example, wool, cotton and silk should be dried at low speeds. Synthetics and jeans – you can on the big ones.
The presence of the reverse (rotation in different directions) also increases the drying speed and prevents the collision. For delicate handling of things it is worth selecting models with a cell drum. Its inner cavity has a characteristic relief resembling honeycomb bees.
Control in drying machines happens:
- Mechanical – with rotated pointer handles;
- Electronic – at the expense of buttons;
- Touchwhen commands are entered through a touchscreen display;
- combined – combines several types of management.
Management doesn’t affect lifespan or usability – these are network myths. Think about it, is it more difficult to twist a pen than to clas on keys?
The type of management is chosen by the manufacturer rather than the buyer. Some dryers can be exclusively on touch control due to its advanced functionality and a large number of modes, the setting of which buttons will not be able to organize.
To save on the cost of electricity will have to spend on a dryer high-end energy consumption. It is marked in Latin letters from A to G. The lowest class is G, the highest is A. The higher the class, the more economical the machine is. Manufacturers mainly produce A, AJ and Bclass models.
It remains to determine the dimensions. If there is a lot of space, you can take a full-size car. Its standard dimensions: 60-1270 cm wide, 60 cm deep, 84 cm deep, 84 cm deep.
For those who need to save the area hard, and the dryer can be put only instead of a washing machine, invented a cunning way to install 2 machines in the column. The bottom line is that one machine is put on top of the second with the help of a special mounting kit. So on a limited area you place both a washer and a dryer!
Modes and “chips”
The number of washing regimes and programs in dryers varies from 8 to 20. They can dry by the type of fabric (jeans, mohair, etc.) or residual moisture. They have accelerated drying (15-1240 minutes) and even airing,which relieves the fabric from foreign odors.
But that’s not all to make drying better, more convenient and faster invented a lot of additional features. Thus, protection from sminating eliminates the need to iron. Child protection blocks the control system from accidental clicking.
The self-diagnosis system reports faults so that you don’t rack your brains or spend personal time looking for the causes of the breakdown. Delaying the start allows you to set the right time to start drying. Especially relevant for those who have a differentiated tariff to pay for electricity, when at night you pay less for light. I went to bed, and the car not only dries, but also saves money.
Light ironing is a function in which the machine reduces revs during drying, so the underwear is almost unspoilt.
In the same list, you can add various beeps and light displays: the signal of completion, the indication of errors, the indication of filling the tank, etc. To quickly find a model with the functionality you need, use a filter on our website.
Shock Content: There are Wi-Fi dryers. This connection allows you to integrate the machine into the smart home system or manage it through a special mobile app. As a rule, manufacturers produce a special “prilog” under their brand. It can control any technique (from a robot vacuum cleaner to a dryer), but only this brand.
For those who still want to buy a dryer, summarize our tips:
- Determine the type of dryer by the way to remove moisture. A ventilator needs a good ventilation system or a window in the room. Condensation-type machines do not need it, and the most trouble-free in this regard machines with a heat pump.
- Choose the type of download. There is a place – take the front, the choice here is great both in design and function. There is no place – you have to stop at the vertical.
- Calculate the desired drum volume and load weight based on the number of people in the family. For those who live alone, it is unlikely to need a large volume and weight of loading, but if the machine is used by a large family, it can be a significant factor of choice!
- Learn the characteristics of the drum: it should be strong, fast and preferably reversed, i.e. spinning in both directions.
- Think about what programs and modes you need. There is no point in buying expensive equipment with a lot of programs, if you use only some of them.
- Consider the dimensions. They depend on the area of your apartment. Meters allow – take full-size, if space is not enough – take a narrow! There is no room at all – make the installation of erasers and dryers “in a column.”
- Save not by car, but by electricity. The higher the energy class, the less electricity the dryer uses.