Tumble dryers have a drum in which clothes are loaded. These clothes are then exposed to hot air which helps in sucking out the moisture from the wet clothes. The drum should be wide enough to allow these clothes to be exposed to the hot air. There are two kinds of tumble dryers that facilitate this process. They are the condenser and the vented kinds. This comes with a condenser are equipped with a tank at the bottom of the dryer. All the moisture from the clothes collects into this tank which in turn, is drained periodically.
This kind of machines is suited for large laundry houses and apartments which are not equipped with exhaust options. The vented dryers are equipped with an exhaust vent that carries moisture away. These vents usually open into a window from where the moisture is ultimately drained away. If these exhaust vents do not function well, it will result in a build-up of humidity.
Spin machines are another type of dryers. They use centrifugal force to spin the clothes at a high speed. However, these machines leave clothes moist. The clothes are not subjected to a lot of wear and tear due to this. Pump type use a pump to drain the moisture away. The gravity fed type use the principle of gravity to remove the water out of the machine. A spout then drains this water away.
These dryers come in different sizes and consumers should keep in mind the conveniences of their apartments before they decide to buy one. The built-in type can be integrated into any cabinet. Dryers can also be placed under a cabinet. The free-standing dryers are portable. One can also check the height of the machine. It is useful to have a large drum which has enough space for the hot air to circulate between the clothes. The dryers have control panels which are mechanical or digital. The digital panels allow you to set programs.
These machines are powered by electricity. Hence, it is important to check their energy requirements. Dryers consume more electricity then washers. An energy efficient machine can help in reducing your bills.
Dryers are equipped with a host of programs. Machines with few utilitarian programs are more useful. Dryers with a reverse action drum will help in removing tangles, while the Refresh cycle program can help eliminate wrinkles and odors. There are programs which help to wash woolen clothes, and help to loosen the fibers. These are equipped with drying racks that minimize drying time. The ultimate choice must be based on one's individual requirements. The gadget you buy must leave you with a stack of fresh linen day after day.