Dryers with heat pumps are the newest technology advancement in this category, according to Michael.
While a traditional dryer uses an element to heat, which isn’t very cost-effective, a heat pump works like an air conditioner. “The heat pump creates the warm air which dries your clothes. This is about 100 to 150% more effective in terms of saving electricity. It’s remarkable the amount of money you can save on a tumble dryer if you have a heat pump.”
Angela, however, believes in staying clear of appliances that generate heat. Tumble dryers are a luxury, she believes, not a necessity. However, if you’re going to use one, look for an environment-friendly option.