A long time ago, many people used to wash their clothing on a regular basis, and the clothes would take almost a whole day to dry. The dryers have made it possible to change the drying of clothes from taking a whole day to a few hours or minutes. You can then use the time saved from washing and drying the clothes for other productive activities.
The dryers are available in the market and you can either choose the spin dyers or tumble dryers. They have been incorporated for drying clothes in both the home and the laundry industry.
Spin dyers are much better than tumble dryers. When it comes to electricity consumption, they are known to be among the highest consumers of power in the household. A tumble dryer uses heat to dry the clothes unlike the spin dryer that rotates the clothes at a high speed and because of centrifugal force most of the water is removed from the clothes and it will take less time to dry them. A normal tumble dryer uses about 2400 watts compared to a spin dyer that uses just 400 watts of power. This is because the tumble dryer needs a lot of power to heat it up inside while the spin dryer does not use that much power for its small motor.
The tumble dyer is, however, a faster way of drying the clothes than the spin dryer. Depending on the type of tumble dryer, it is possible to have the clothes dry within minutes. To save the electricity cost by a tumble dryer you can spin-dry the clothes prior to tumble-drying. By spin drying the clothes for five minutes could reduce the time taken to dry the clothes by an hour. In one hour, a tumble dryer consumes about 2.4 kWh of electricity while the spin dryer uses 0.03 kWh for five minutes. Therefore you can achieve saving1.2 kWh of electricity per load. You are also able to reduce the carbon emissions by having the tumble dryer on for a short period.
A spin dryer is more efficient than a tumble dryer because it can pay for itself within its operational lifetime with savings on electricity. When selecting the type of spin dryer to look for consider the rotational speed, which ranges from 2500 to 3300 rotations per minute. The greater the speed of the spin dryer the more efficient it is.