Do you know the difference between a vented and a condenser dryer?
Dryers are a household essential, especially in the UK when the weather is dreary and drying clothes can be a real nightmare. Sadly, the cost of a new dryer can be pricey for families, which is why Fair for You offers great loans on dryers and other household appliances.
But before buying a pay weekly dryer on finance, learn more about each type of dryer to find out which one is right for you with our helpful guide on vented vs condenser dryers.
What is a vented dryer?
A vented dryer removes moisture through a vent that’s usually fitted to an external wall. This can also be a hose that sucks moisture and expels it through a hole in your wall. It’s important that the moisture can escape effectively, or your house will harbour moisture which can lead to damp, so when you set up a vented dryer you need to be near a wall.
If you don’t have an external wall that can be knocked into this can be an issue, however you can use a window to remove moisture through the hose providing that it stretches far enough.
What is a condenser dryer?
A condenser tumble dryer removes the moisture from your clothes by moving the hot air into a condensing chamber where the air is condensed into water. It then channels this into a reservoir which you empty when it fills up.
They are different to vented tumble dryers in that you don’t need to do anything to expel the moisture. With some condenser dryers you can get the water pumped into your plumbing system so that you don’t even need to empty the water yourself.
Vented dryer vs condenser dryer
Depending on what you need, both types of dryers are useful in their own way. Vented dryers are cheaper to buy and run as they use less energy than a condenser dryer. They are also relatively easy to run once set up.
On the other hand, the set up of a vented dryer can be fiddly and if you don’t have space near a wall then this can cause problems. With a condenser machine, there is never this problem as you can place it anywhere and the water will be kept with the machine. This way you don’t need to worry about mould or damp caused by excess moisture not being properly expelled from your home.
For that reason, condenser dryers are often considered easier to use however, they are more expensive to run and buy, so it depends what your priorities are.
At Fair for You, we specialise in finding loan agreements that you can afford on appliances that you need within their home. If you need a tumble dryer that you can pay off weekly or monthly, then speak to us today. The process is really simple and there are never any hidden costs as we are a not-for-profit organisation.
If you want to compare a good range of tumble dryers, with the likely energy costs as well then head over to our tumble dryers page to learn more.