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How much does it cost to run a tumble dryer
28 February 2024

How much does a tumble dryer cost to run

Tumble dryers are a dream to have in any household that has a lot of laundry to deal with. They help get your clothes dryer quicker than ever – especially modern state-of-the-art models like those in the Haier collection.

But as with any appliance you bring into your own home, you might be wondering exactly how much you’ll be paying in energy costs each time you use your dryer. This is a frequently asked question, and so we’ve put together this handy guide which will take you through what you can expect to pay when you run your dryer and how much it can add up over the course of a year.

Ready to find out more? Let’s get started:

What’s the cheapest tumble dryer to run?

Before we get started, let’s take a look at which model of tumble dryer is the most low-cost to run.

The cheapest type of tumble dryer is the heat pump tumble dryer. This is because these use the least amount of energy, recycling and reusing the hot air to reduce moisture.

The heat pump tumble dryer is a similar appliance to the condenser options on the market. They use electricity to generate hot air, but while the condenser requires a constant supply of energy, the heat pump dryer will re-heat the same air with a heat exchange system. Since the heat pump only requires an initial burst of hot air which keeps being reheated, it saves electricity and therefore money.

This means that if you’re interested in buying a tumble dryer, but you’re concerned about either your budget or sustainability, the heat pump tumble dryer is by far the best choice to invest in.

If you’re looking for a modern heat pump tumble dryer that won’t let you know, Haier has the solution for you.

The cost of running a tumble dryer.

Tumble dryers are excellent machines, and the cost of running yours will depend on a number of factors.

The real costs come with the electric you’ll be using when operating your dryer. This can often depend on your energy supplier and your contract with them, but let’s look at a general rundown of how much the average dryer can cost.

Housekeeping magazine Ideal Home put together this superb article recently to give us all an idea. In it, they say that the average cost of electricity as of January 2024 is 29p per kWh of energy.

Using this as a basis for how much electricity costs, we can break down the different kinds of tumble dryer to see how much each costs to run in a year:

  • Your average 9kg vented tumble dryer will use around 5.30 kWh for a full load cycle. Using your dryer two times a week will give you an average annual usage of 636 kWh – which translates to £1.54 for each cycle and £184.44 a year.
  • Your average 9kg condenser tumble dryer will use around 5.2 kWh for a full load cycle. Using your dryer two times a week will give you an average annual usage of 617 kWh – which translates to £1.51 for each cycle and £178.93 a year.
  • Your average 9kg heat pump tumble dryer will use around 2.16 kWh for a full load cycle. Using your dryer two times a week will give you an average annual usage of 259 kWh – which translates to 63p for each cycle and £75.11 a year.

Why you should consider a Haier dryer

At Haier, we’ve built up a line of reliable and efficient dryers that are right at home in any contemporary household – and ideal for the laundry requirements of the modern family.

Our I-Pro Series tumble dryers are packed with excellent features that dry your clothes thoroughly without causing any serious damage. Some of these include:

Heat pump technology that’s designed to conserve heat inside the drum of your dryer, lowering energy consumption by up to half and ensuring you don’t have to pay too much.

I-refresh (Refresh) innovations which transform humid air to precisely change the temperature in the drum for a quicker and safer drying experience.

Inverter motors that are built to last, minimising vibrations to ensure your clothes and the drum are kept free from damage.

A triple layer design, which collects all lint and fibres in one place, making it easy to remove them and keep your dryer cleaner for longer.

My-Time, which means you can add a timer to your running cycle, so you can decide just how long you want the cycle to run and dry your clothes.

Programmable runs, which give you the option to schedule your drying times to better fit your lifestyle and your diary.

Find out more about our complete range here.