Where do you situate your Heat Pump Dryer

I am thinking of buying a heat pump dryer or maybe a heated clothes airer, i'm not sure yet as still trying to work out which is better value. Go mad with a huge outlay on a 'reliable' heat pump dryer as the cheaper ones i have been looking at seem to break down in no time, or opt for a cheaper heated airer but slightly higher energy costs in the long run.

My question on here though is where do you all situate your heat pump dryers? I have been reading they don't like being situated in cold spaces like garages, utility rooms or spaces that are not heated to at least 10C which seems to defeat the object of energy saving as why would you heat a utility space anyway if its only used for storing a washing machine and dryer and you are hardly ever in there. My utility room is a garage that has been partitioned into two so it does get cold in there in the depths of winter. as it doesn't have a radiator in there.

Does anybody situate there's in a cold space?


  • Spies
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    I recently got a HP tumble dryer, mines in an attached garage, haven't noticed any issues yet but it's not been particularly cold yet. It's between my chest freezer and washing machine, also the combi boiler is nearby so they may help keep temperatures from dropping too low. 
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  • markin
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    It won't pull a lot of heat from a tiny sealed room, And in a cold room will be even less efficient. Dryers have water tubes and pumps so they can't freeze, a condensing dryer wont work under 6C it will just give an error code.

    If you have it in your house and the house is electrically heated then you aren't saving much over a condensing dryer, If its Gas heated then the dryer is basically Gas heated.
  • JohnPo
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    My Beko heat hump dryer is in a small utility room and replaced a vented dryer where I had sealed up the vent after replacing it.

    This dryer has a compartment which retains the hot water until emptied so the net effect in the utility room is all heat that was originally in room stays in the room. The power consumed by the dryer warms the room up, so I open the door to let the heat into the kitchen.

    My previous vented dryer as well somewhat warming the utilityroom, expelled most of the energy externally!

  • Jonboy_1984
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    Have a AEG heat pump dryer and it is quiet enough to have in the corner of the dining room (that is  normally open to the living room). It also doesn’t cause excessive warm moisture unlike the condenser dryer it replaced.
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