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Tumble Dryers:
Vented or Condenser?

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 Dryer

Vented tumble dryers

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 dryer instead.

Condenser Tumble Dryer

Condenser tumble dryers

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

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Dynamic Mega - DMC D1013B
Dynamic Mega
Product code DMC D1013B
Dynamic Mega - DMC D1013BC
Dynamic Mega
Product code DMC D1013BC
Dynamic - DNC D913B
Product code DNC D913B

Some of our Vented Tumble Dryers

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VisionTech - VTV 591NC
Product code VTV 591NC
VisionTech - VTV 590NC
Product code VTV 590NC
VisionTech - VTV 590NCB
Product code VTV 590NCB
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