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New dryer for garage: vented or condenser?

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AtheneNoctua Thu 09-Oct-08 13:36:30

We have a mid range Hotpoint Aquarius condenser dryer in the garage. It is broken and would be more economical to replace -- after only three years so I'm actually not particularly impressed with Hotponit. Anyway the guy who came to fix it advised we replace it with a vented dryer instead of a condenser. He said it would be cheaper, use less energy, and dry the clothes faster. He said humidity in the garage would not be a problem. But, I'm not really convinced.

So, if you have a dryer in your garage, is it vented or a condenser variety. If it is vented, is that a problem in terms of humidity?

thisisyesterday Thu 09-Oct-08 13:42:11

i would go for vented

wontbepreggersagain Thu 09-Oct-08 13:44:57

i have a condenser and mines great (but then i'm comparing it to a vented set and forget that you used to set and it would just forget to dry clothes!!!)

egypt Thu 09-Oct-08 13:47:13

vented. condensers need emptying a lot and go off when they get full. annoying. an they're not HALF as efficient. really. i've had both.


egypt Thu 09-Oct-08 13:49:11

as for garage and humidity. it will be fine. i have mine in a utility with open grated window. never stick the hose outside. a garage is just as airey. plus you live in uk? so cold and less humid than here in singapore with 90% humidity!!!

egypt Thu 09-Oct-08 13:50:04

aaaaaaand you dont want your leccy bills to be much higher than necessary!

AtheneNoctua Thu 09-Oct-08 14:02:14

Hmmm... wonder how much effort it would be to just drill big hole in the garage wall?

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