Based on the average annual electricity use and an average electricity price of £0.17/kWh from Eurostat for the United Kingdom @ 10/08/2017
The product is ranked against similar products (same type of fitting (free standing or built in) and same number of place settings) available in the store. The top scoring product (scoring 1) is the cheapest to run
For condensor dryers B is the least efficient class allowed to enter the market
For vented dryers C is the least efficient class allowed to enter the market
Based on the electricity used for 160 loads per year (3 uses per week) when selecting the standard cotton programme and a mix of full loads (1 per week) and half loads (2 per week)
A vented tumble dryer needs a hose to drain water, either through an external wall or out of a window. Condenser dryers do not need a vent hose, the excess water can be emptied or drained away. A heat pump dryer is a particular type of condenser dryer which recycles and reheats the air. This can significantly reduce the running costs.
When buying a tumble dryer it is useful to consider the size and the proportion of your usual load you put in the dryer. Not all clothes are tumble dryer safe, please refer to the washing instructions.
The better the condensation efficiency class, the less humidity is generated by the appliance. A would be best. A low condensation class could lead to mold in your house.
The Cottons standard programme is suitable for drying normal wet cotton laundry and is the most efficient programme in terms of energy consumption for cotton. The Standard programe has to be marked with an arrow on the appliance.
Energy consumption of the Cottons standard programme at full load
Duration of the Cottons standard programme at full load in minutes
The lower the decibel value, the quieter the appliance. Noise levels for tumble dryers typically range from 60 db (noise of a normal conversation) to 70 db (noise inside a car).