A heat pump commercial tumble dryer is better for the environment and cheaper to run, with energy savings typically of around 60%. With higher energy costs affecting everyone, and with a focus on sustainability, heat pump dryers are a great way to save money and help the environment.

What are the types of tumble dryers available?

Let’s start by covering the 3 main types of tumble dryers available – vented, condenser and heat pump:

  • Vented – these remove moisture from the laundry by heating the air to evaporate the moisture and send it outside the building through a vent in the external wall. It therefore needs to be installed near an outside wall.
  • Condenser – these remove moisture from the laundry in the same way as a vented dryer and condense the vapour into liquid which is then stored in a removable tank which needs to be emptied or pumped away to an external drain. These do not need to be next to an outside wall.
  • Heat Pump – like condenser dryers, they remove the moisture from the hot air and deposit it in a tank, but they also recycle the dry hot air via a refrigerant loop system which makes them more efficient. Again these do not need to be next to an outside wall.

Why are heat pump dryers so energy efficient and good for the environment?

Heat pump dryers are the latest technology, they are similar to condenser dryers but much more efficient.

They use a closed-loop heat exchange system to re-circulate hot air within the drum to continue drying the laundry, recycling the heat instead of releasing the heat and needing to create it again.

Heat pump dryers dry laundry at a lower temperature, keeping energy use lower. All this helps protect the environment.

How much can you save?

Exactly how much you can save depends on the specific machine and how it is used, but one example is the Miele Professional PDR507 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer, a 7kg tumble dryer which is part of the commercial Little Giants range.

Miele Professional heat pump tumble dryers are the market leaders in terms of technology and efficiency, and the energy consumption for the PDR507 heat pump model is over 65% down compared to their previous condenser model (PT7135c).

At current electricity prices that leads to a typical saving of £1,909 per year, and for larger machines the savings are greater.

If you would like to speak to us to understand more about commercial heat pump tumble dryers and how they can save money and protect the environment, please contact us on 0113 2572221 or info@jtmservice.co.uk