Vented Tumble Dryers | Efficient Drying Solutions

The MONTPELLIER MVSD7W is a freestanding vented tumble dryer with a 7KG capacity. With sensor drying and timed drying options, vented tumble dryers can be a cost-effective way to get laundry dry quickly.

Understanding Vented Tumble Dryers

Vented tumble dryers use an airing tube to vent away the steam that is produced during the drying process. Venting this steam to the outside of the building is important, so when installing this type of dryer, you will need to either install a hose through an exterior wall or position your appliance so that the steam can be vented through an open door or

A vented tumble dryer is well suited to one or two person households and those who prefer their appliances to be simple to operate. This is because vented tumble dryers are usually fairly straightforward with minimal buttons and dials. So, if you are looking for a budget friendly, effective and easy to operate appliance, built to a design that has stood the test of time, a vented tumble dryer might well be for you.

Functionality of Vented Tumble Dryers

Vented tumble dryers are perfect for most small households because they dry laundry extremely efficiently and cost effectively. A vented tumble dryer is an affordable, tried and tested piece of household technology that has stood the test of time. Vented tumble dryers also tend to be simple to operate and long lasting because they work on such simple

If you want to reliably and efficiently dry household laundry, a vented tumble dryer may well be the solution that you are searching for.

How Vented Tumble Dryers Work

A vented tumble dryer is a relatively simple piece of technology with a long and successful track record. These machines work by drawing in air from the room, heating it and circulating that hot air around a rotating drum containing wet clothes. As the hot air passed through the wet fabric it causes the moisture to evaporate and this evaporated water is vented outside as steam. This effectively dries most fabrics quickly and effectively. The tumbling motion has the added benefit of leaving fabrics relatively uncreased and so reduces the need for ironing.

Installation and Maintenance Tips

A vented tumble dryer in the UK should be installed in a well-ventilated area close to an external wall or window to allow easy venting of the hot, moist air. Connect the vent hose securely to the back of the dryer and ensure that it has access to the outside air. If the hot, moist air from the exhaust is not properly vented outside you could experience issues with humidity and mould. You should also make sure that the machine is level and follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding electrical connection.

Once you have it installed, maintenance is fairly simple. Remove lint from the lint filter after every use because a clogged filter reduces efficiency. It is also a good idea to vacuum out the area where the lint filter fits because there can be accumulations of dust and lint. It is also important to clean the drum and the vents regularly to prevent build ups of
gunk that can impair efficiency.

Apart from that, simply try not to work your dryer too hard. Avoid overloading and give the machine a rest between operation to prevent overheating. Following these simple steps will keep your vented tumble dryer working perfectly for a long time to come.

Can a vented tumble dryer be installed in any room?

Vented tumble dryer operation requires good ventilation, but in theory so long as the ventilation is there, you can install one in any room. You should make sure that the room where the dryer is to be installed has at least three square metres of space and good airflow. A small or unventilated space would be unsuitable for a vented tumble dryer because of the humidity that would be created.

How energy-efficient are vented tumble dryers compared to other types?

A vented tumble dryer will not be as energy efficient as a heat pump dryer, but it will be significantly less expensive. This makes it ideal for light users, where energy efficiency is less important than upfront cost. This is one of the reasons that a vented tumble dryer is more suited to a small household than a large family or business.

Can I use a vented tumble dryer in a small apartment or condominium?

As long as you can get the steam from the tumble dryer vented out of the building effectively and you have good enough airflow in the space, there is no reason why you cannot use a vented tumble dryer in a small apartment or condominium. If you are unsure, it is wise to discuss the installation with one of our team who will always be happy to advise.

Are vented tumble dryers suitable for all types of fabrics?

A vented tumble dryer can handle a large number of fabrics, including cotton, linen and most synthetics, however, heat sensitive fabrics such as silk, wool or delicate synthetics will require some caution. Always refer to a garment’s label for advice before putting it into any kind of tumble dryer.

What is the typical lifespan of a vented tumble dryer?

Well-made tumble dryers vented into the outside air can be expected to have a lifespan of up to fifteen years if properly installed and maintained. Obviously, the amount of use a machine is put to will have an impact on longevity. Buying a good machine from a reputable manufacturer such as a Montpellier, will mean your vented tumble dryer will give you many years of faithful service.

Do vented tumble dryers produce a lot of noise during operation?

A vented tumble dryer is not the quietest of household appliances, but most modern models are not intrusively loud. It is perfectly possible to run a vented tumble dryer in a family kitchen without it interfering with normal family kitchen activities.