Everyone is focusing on just the running costs ....nobody is factoring in the cost of expensive clothes being shrunk by a conventional dryer, hence my intreest in heat pump dryers (which dry at a lower temp & are therefore much kinder to colthes)
£468 for a A+++ rated 8kg sensor tumble dryer with 5 year guarantee sounds good
My dryer is in the garage, so I couldn’t care less about heat radiation from the unit. I reckon we do a load of drying per day also, so if the maths above is correct, id break even after about 15 months. Seems like a good option
Apparently it takes around 11 years to recap the extra expense
I know, but thought i would give their opinion a heads-up, It's slow, taking almost half an hour per kilo of cottons on the cupboard-dry setting. The sensors aren't very accurate, so clothes are still too damp when the buzzer sounds, and shirts come out of the drum with plenty of creases. They're not dried evenly either, so you'll find a few soggy patches, even when other things seem dry. This is a noisy machine, and considering the lengthy programs, you'll have to put up with the racket for a long time. It's hard to clean the lint filter without spreading fluff all over the place. Should I buy it? No. Its cheap running costs are nowhere near enough to make up for such a bad performance, and this dryer is Don't Buy.