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What is a heat pump dryer?

A heat pump dryer is the most energy-efficient dryer there is. This dryer works with a pump and a cooling agent, which means you don't need a heat element. Depending on the load capacity, you can annually save up to € 75 in energy costs with an A+++ heat pump dryer. Your clothes will also look good longer thanks to the low drying temperature.

How does a heat pump dyer work

Heat pump dryer

A heat pump dryer doesn't use a heating element, but a heat pump and a cooling agent. The pump changes the cooling agent from a gas to a liquid. The heat that is released in this process heats the airflow to the drum. While drying, moist air is released from your laundry. The cooling agent cools this air, which means condensation comes into the reservoir. The dry air reheats the pump. By reusing the air, you don't need as much energy.

Condensation drain

Condensation drain hose

While drying, the moisture from your clothes is collected in a condensation water tank. Do you have a drain hose? Connect the heat pump dryer to it with a condensation drain hose. This means you no longer have to empty the condensation water tank. Do note that the heat pump dryer has a connector for a hose. If the dryer has a connector, but doesn't have a hose, you have to separately order a hose yourself.

Advantages heat pump dryers

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  • Better for the environment.
  • Better for your energy bill.
  • Your clothing will look good longer thanks to the low temperature.
  • Drain via reservoir or water drain hose.

Disadvantages heat pump dryer

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  • Longer drying time due to the low temperature.
  • Slightly more expensive.


A heat pump dryer is relatively more expensive and takes slightly longer to dry, but annually uses € 75 less on energy costs than a condensation dryer. Do you think about the environment and want your clothes to last longer, purchase an A++ or A+++ heat pump dryer.

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