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What is a Ventless Dryer?

In homes which are not equipped for vent-style dryer installation, ventless dryers are a good alternative. The drum of a ventless dryer constantly recirculates air to pick up moisture from the clothes, and the moisture is then condensed at a later stage via a heat exchanger. Vented dryers, on the other hand, exhaust hot, humid air outside through a dryer vent.

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Ventless Dryers: How do They Work?

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Ventless dryers are also known as condensing dryers, and they come in two varieties.

The first type of dryer uses a heater element paired with an air-to-air heat exchanger in order to condense water from humid air. Through the use of a heat exchanger, a secondary air path, known as room air, is utilized to cool the primary humid air path. As a result, water within the air condenses.

The second type uses a compressor and heat exchangers to act as a dehumidifier by condensing moisture through an evaporator heat exchanger. This process differs from the first in that heat is recovered. A secondary heat exchanger, known as a condenser, is used to recover the heat and utilize it in the drying process, which increases the dryer’s energy efficiency.

Ventless Washer Dryer Combos

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The concept behind a ventless washer dryer combo is exactly what it sounds like — it combines the functionality of a washer and a dryer into one device. You simply load your clothes and select the settings; this machine runs the washing cycle, then the ventless drying cycle. With their compact designs, ventless washer dryer combos are an excellent choice for families in apartments or homes with limited space.

Is a Ventless Dryer Right for Me?

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You might find it difficult to find a dryer that works for you if you live in an apartment with no dryer vent or have limited laundry space. Ventless dryers may be the answer for you.

The ventless dryer could also be an excellent choice for your home if you have limited space or prefer energy-efficient appliances.

Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer

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With today’s smart all-in-one washers and dryers, you can usually start, pause, and monitor the wash cycle via your phone or tablet so you can do your laundry on the go or when you’re not at home.* Additionally, these appliances can be installed almost anywhere thanks to their ventless design.

* Wifi and app required. Features may vary and are subject to change.

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