Tips & Technology
There are two basic types of
tumble dryer: vented tumble dryers and condenser tumble dryers. If you're
not sure which would be the best tumble dryer for your needs, this guide will help you.
Vented tumble dryers,
such as Hoover's Vision HD, extract the vapour created by the
drying process from the drum and vent it out thorough a hose. With this type of
tumble dryer, you'll need to either create a permanent vent in an outside wall or
hang the hose out of a window when the tumble dryer is in use.
If you are not able to hang the hose out of a window when the tumble dryer is in
use or install the tumble dryer next to an outside wall, you should consider a condenser
Condenser tumble dryers
divert the water created by the drying process into a
reservoir which you'll need to empty once full. A condenser dryer does not have
a hose or require a vent, so you can install it in any well-ventilated room.
The reservoirs in some condenser dryers are floor-level which can make them quite
heavy and difficult to carry when full. If you think you'll find kneeling down or
carrying the reservoir difficult, you may want to consider a condenser tumble
dryer with a door-level reservoir instead.
Tumble dryers featuring Hoover's AquaVision for example feature a unique and patented
water reservoir that sits inside the door for convenience. Because the AquaVision
reservoir is door-level and designed to make carrying easy, it makes emptying collected
water ultra quick and easy. The AquaVision reservoir is also transparent, so you
can also easily see when the reservoir is full and therefore prevent interruptions
to the drying cycle.
There's wide range of condenser tumble dryers on the market, so if you want plenty
of choice when it comes to styles, colours, sizes and programmes, a condenser tumble
dryer may be your best option.
Some of our Condenser Tumble Dryers
Some of our Vented Tumble Dryers