Everybody has the problem of drying laundry but in today's modern lifestyles many homes, flats and apartments are quite compact and living space is at a premium. This is one of the major factors as to why so many people prefer a small tumble dryer which typically comes with a 3kg capacity over a standard sized product which typically has a capacity somewhere between 6 and 8kg. Another common factor as to why small and compact tumble dryers are so popular these days is that single person households are growing within the UK. Small tumble dryers are often perfect for the single person!
Have you been holding off from buying a tumble dryer? Well with Autumn already here and Winter on the way now is the ideal time to buy. The cold and wet weather makes it more difficult to dry your laundry any other way. If you are struggling to find enough space in your home then you really should be looking at a small compact tumble dryer.
Small Vented Tumble Dryers
A small vented tumble dryer is pretty much exactly as described, typically a 3kg capacity tumble dryer which requires a venting hose to disperse the moisture extracted from the wet laundry into the air as vapour. Small vented dryers need to be positioned on an outside wall so that the venting hose can be fitted onto an external vent designed specially for the purpose. Some people hang the venting hose out of an open window but if at all possible an external vent should be installed. Under no circumstances should a small or compact vented tumble dryer be allowed to vent directly into a property as it will cause high levels of humidity and dampness that could be unhealthy and dangerous for electric circuits. Vented tumble dryers are also often used in be fitted into a garage.
Compact Condenser Tumble Dryers
In situations where a compact vented tumble dryer is not appropriate then an alternative is a compact condenser tumble dryer which again is pretty much exactly as described. Small condenser tumble dryers again typically have a 3kg capacity but no venting tube is required since the moisture extracted from the damp laundery is condensed into liquid form rather than being released as water vapour. Small condenser dryers are usually more expensive and slightly less efficient than their vented equivalents.
Dimensions of Small Tumble Dryers
As a size comparison, the vented Hotpoint Aquarius V3D01P 3kg Small Tumble Dryer has dimensions of H67 x W49 x D48 cm while a regular sized vented Hotpoint TVM570P 7kg Tumble Dryer is sized at H85 x W59.5 x D56.2cm. The volume of the smaller V3D01P tumble dryer is around 55% of the volume of the TVM570P.