You have several options available from LG when you require a new dryer. You could choose a stand-alone model if you have separate appliances. Another option, if you are also replacing your washer, is to consider a combination appliance that incorporates both washing and drying functions into a single appliance. Both options give you access to ventless drying technologies, so there is no need to worry about connecting the appliance to a vent.
A ventless LG dryer is more energy-efficient than conventional appliances. A conventional unit works by heating and circulating the warmed air through your clothes. As the air becomes moist, it is vented outdoors through a vent. Because the warmed air is lost, it has to draw in more air at room temperature and heat it to continue the drying cycle. Common problems associated with vented drying include lint build up, clogged vents, and reduced air flow. As a result, dealing with and resolving these issues only adds to the costs of operating vented dryers.
Ventless dryers use either air-to-air-based condensation drying, or cold water condensation technology. Air-to-air-based drying is common in stand-alone models, while cold water technologies are commonly found in combination all-in-one washers and dryers. If you decide on a stand-alone appliance, it is important to remember to properly pair your new dryer with your washer. This means you should match your washing capacity to fit that of your dryer. For instance, if your washer is able to accommodate 16 pounds of clothes in a single load, your dryer needs to accommodate the same amount.