I don't know if this is true for all of them but mine has a pipe at the
rear which feeds the collector. This can be removed and plumbed directly
into a waste pipe. So no need to empty the condensate. Still need to
clean the filters though but that is the same all dryers, vented or
They are the best thing since sliced bread.
My Bosch Logixx has made the utility room a civilized place.
When I think of all the years with a pipe snaking
out of the window ...
[I think my drier must be almost 10 years old,
and it has never had any problems.]
went for a vented model, and am well pleased with that...
TBH, unless you have some reason why you can't fit a vent in your garage
wall, I'm struggling to see why you'd even consider a condensing model
if it's going in the garage.
For sure, they are much more expensive to buy, and fix if they go wrong
(and there's much more which *can* go wrong). ISTR they use more
electricity to dry the same amount of clothes, too (but I haven't looked
People will tell you how a vented model heats up the atmosphere rather
than keeping the heat energey within the house, and that in the winter,
it will sucks cold air into the house to compensate for what's being
pumped out, which affects your central heating bills - however, not an
issue if it's in the garage.
If you can only position a tumble drier somewhere where there's no easy
reach to an outside wall for venting purposes, then a condensing one is
excellent - but otherwise, why would you consider one?
Really? How's that? Any references? (I can easily believe that a good
condenser will be better than a poor hose model)
I can see them being useful where you can't get a hose out, and
positively wonderful in one (not very rare) circumstance: If your house
needs heating, the heat from the dryer ends up in the house, and you get
to use it twice.
Not if it's in the garage though!
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We've got a White Knight I rescued from the dump six years ago. It's not
terribly well put together, but it can feed down the drain and since we
only use it when it's too cold outside to dry things properly we at
least keep the heat in the house.
Vented driers show a lower "official" energy consumption which in terms
of kWh/kg dried is likely true, but if you take into account the heat
retained when the heating is likely on things look different.