We know, we know it’s the middle of the summer, but we want to talk to you about this topic now so that you are ready to go for the winter months. In the summer doing your laundry is easy, all you have to do is pop your clothes in the washing machine and then stick them out in the sun. It honestly couldn’t be easier. It is important to remember however that winter is coming!

Winter is on it’s way and with this comes some challenges for your laundry. During the winter the weather is a lot cooler meaning that line drying your clothes will take a lot longer, we do tend to get a lot of rain in the winter which means the option to line dry your clothes is gone.

You can hang your clothes throughout your home, however this takes a lot longer, cause damp, block views in the home and take up a lot of space. You might also not want your pants on display when you have guests over having a cuppa. This could only really work if you have a spare room, a laundry room or another space, you may want to consider a tumble dryer.

What Types Of Dryers Are There?

There are three different kinds of clothes dryers to consider for the winter months.


Vented Dryers

Vented dryers are usually the least expensive and are the most energy efficient. Vented dryers dry the clothes by blasting them with hot air and vent out the waste air. You will need to ensure that the warm and moist air is well managed as reaction with cold air will create condensation.

Many vented dryers are available with a flexible venting kit which will send the hot air outside through the window. Some vented dryers can be professionally installed with in-built venting flues out through the wall or even the roof of your home. It is imperative to use a professional for this.

Condenser Dryers

Condenser dryers avoid the problem of condensation by extracting the moisture from the hot air once it has been used to dry clothes and sending it to a collection tank or drain, making them extremely handy to have in the winter months.

Condenser dryers do not need an exhaust point as a flue or window. They can be stalled anywhere in the home, however, they are more expensive and less energy efficient as vented dryers.

It is important to remember that condenser dryers cannot be wall mounted due to their weight, they can however be stacked with a washing machine using a stacking kit.

Washer/Dryer Combination

A fantastic option for you if you have limited space, as you will be able to get the cycle done in one day. This will minimise the amount of time you need to spend on your laundry in the winter months. Most washer dryers are condenser dryers and are extremely convenient.

Winter Washing

When looking for a washing machine or dryer with a delay start feature. A delay start feature will let you do the laundry at a time that is most significant to you. They will avoid you leaving your clothes sitting in the cold winter air, absorbing any additional moisture.

If you are concerned about your dryer affecting your bills, we would recommend using the spin cycle on your washing machine to get as much of the water out of your clothes before drying. This means your dryer will have less work to do.

  • Washing performance is comparable to an equivalent stand alone appliance

  • Your carbon footprint will be half than if you used two separate appliances

  • You can wash and dry your clothes without any manual intervention

  • You can wash or dry independently, giving you unlimited options.

  • Purchase and running costs are low.

Sarah Wirth is a content writer for Powerpoint Wallasey selling the best washer dryers in Wallasey.