What are Hybrid Heat pump dryers?

What are Hybrid Heat pump dryers?


Love it or hate it, laundry is an important part of our weekly routines, but we have come a long way from washing by hand and hanging on washing lines. Our laundry appliances are continuing to evolve gaining more and more advanced features and increasing in efficiency. One of the latest innovations is the creation of hybrid heat pump dryers. These significantly reduce your carbon footprint whilst also saving you money on your energy bills.

Hybrid Heat Pump Dryers

Hybrid heat pump dryers are some of the most efficient appliances on the market. These appliances utilise the same technology as heat pump dryers but contain an extra heating element which allow the appliance to reach higher temperatures and bring the drying time down significantly, with only a minor increase in energy increase.

One such hybrid heat pump is the Blomberg LTH3842W, this appliance offers Fasterdry technology, which claims it can speed up your drying by up to 24%! This is a must have for busy families and those who are concerned with running costs.


Want to learn more? Check out the LTH3842W


What are the other types of dryers?

Condenser Dryers

The standard condenser dryer utilises a condensing chamber where steam is cooled back to water, it is then collected in a container within the appliance which would need to be manually emptied into a sink. Certain condenser dryer models can be plumbed in, eliminating the need to manually empty the collection tray.

These appliances are much less efficient than Heat pumps but come at a fraction of the price, you will however be paying more in energy costs. These appliances can also be placed anywhere in the home since they do not require a vent or plumbing connection, giving you much more flexibility in terms of placement.

Condenser dryer collection container

Vented Dryers

Vented dryers offer excellent drying results on a budget. These appliances are more efficient than condenser dryers as they do not convert hot air into water, instead the steam is expelled through a vent at the back of the appliance. Although they are more efficient than condenser dryers, they have a higher carbon footprint and are less efficient than the more modern heat pump dryer.

Vented dryer 

Heat Pump Dryers

Heat pump dryers work by using hot air to absorb moisture from your clothes, this air is passed through the drum and is then fed through the evaporator which removes the moisture, which is collected in a tank at the bottom of the appliance. The remaining air is re-heated and sent back into the drum to repeat the cycle.

Heat pumps offer higher energy ratings than both vented and condenser dryers and are also capable of drying at a lower heat, making them highly energy efficient and ensure that you have less of a carbon footprint and lower energy bills.


How heat pump works

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in purchasing a hybrid heat pump dryer or just have some questions? Why not pop into the Albany Appliance Centre in Rickmansworth, our specialist staff are always on hand to give you advice and help wherever we can, we even offer site surveys if you’re unsure where to even begin, our engineer will come down and advise you and even take measurements.

We offer an expert installation service using our in-house engineers and free delivery to Rickmansworth, Northwood, Pinner, Sarratt, Denham, Maple Cross, Chorleywood, Croxley Green and Watford. Have an old one to take away? We can also recycle your old appliance in a responsible and environmentally friendly way. Should anything go wrong in the future, our engineers are available to diagnose faults and repair your appliances.


Questions? Call us on 01923 778 770

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