Drying Clothes with a Dehumidifier

 

During cold or wet weather we may struggle to dry our laundry outside, and with increasing number of people living in flats and apartments - you may simply not have an outside space in which to dry laundry.  

 

Why use a dehumidifier to dry clothes indoors? 

Dehumidifier - Laundry Drying

If you currently dry your clothes on a radiator or a clothes horse then as the clothes dry the moisture contained within them is transferred to the surrounding air creating more moisture in your home. If the excess moisture in the air has no where to escape too it will condense on windows, walls and other surfaces throughout your home leading to problems such as mould and damp. An Ebac dehumidifier will remove this moisture from the air helping to prevent problems caused by excess moisture. 

 

Will it take longer to dry my laundry? 

No, by using a dehumidifier, you'll reduce the drying time considerably. In fact, you can further speed up the drying time by putting the dehumidifer on a Boost setting. All Ebac dehumidifiers include a boost setting making them an ideal choice for laundry drying. 

 

Will my clothes dry rough & stiff? 

No, clothes drying rough and stiff is because they have dried over a heat source (such as a radiator). A dehumidifier works in the opposite way, it uses dry air rather than heat so your clothes will dry softer. 

 

What do I need to do? 

We'd recommend that you place your damp clothes onto a clothes horse or clothes airer and simply place the dehumidifier nearby. You can also put the dehumidifier into boost mode if you want to speed up the drying process. We'd also recommend that you close the door to the room where you're drying the clothes to speed up the process. 

 

Which dehumidifier is best for me? 

All Ebac dehumidifiers are suitable for drying laundry. We would advise that you select a dehumidifier based on other factors such as the size of your property. Our product selector is useful in helping you decide which dehumidifier is best suited to you and your home. 

 

How does it compare to a tumble drier? 

A tumble drier is very effective at drying laundry, but also very costly to run as the energy consumption is very high. The energy for one cycle can be anything up to 5Kwh. Also, a tumble drier has one purpose, to dry clothes. A dehumidifier can dry clothes but will also help you maintain a healthier home by removing excess moisture from other activites such as ironing, or showering etc. 

 

What about a Clothes Dryer such as the Dri Buddi or Tornado Dry? 

These devices look ideal at first glance but can cause serious long term problems. While a tumble drier vents the damp outside, these devices don't, they simply move the damp from the clothes directly to the air in your home. This can cause serious health, damp and condensation issues. 

 

It sounds too good to be true, what's the catch? 

There isn't one. Our advice would be to ask a current dehumidifier owner what they think about drying clothes with it. We're sure they'll agree that drying clothes with a dehumidifier is one of the best methods available. 

 

All Ebac dehumidifiers are specially designed for the European Climate, unlike our competitors who import their units from temperate countries. Our dehumidifier also feature our patented Smart Control, Hydrophilic Coils, and a larger Extraction Rate than other dehumidifiers. An additional feature of Ebac dehumidifiers is that they all contain a permanent drainage facility which allows the dehumidifier to be left operating at all times.


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