Differences between a Ventless LG Dryer and Conventional Dryers

One common question people have is whether a ventless LG dryer is better than conventional dryers. While both appliances dry your clothes, they do it using different technologies. Conventional models heat the air, using an electric heating element or natural gas, and circulate it into the drum. The moist air is then vented out of the dryer through a dryer vent, and released outdoors instead of being recycled. The dryer now has to draw in more air from the room, heat it, and repeat this process until the drying cycle is completed.

Conventional venting drying also has its share of problems. Lint can get trapped in the vent duct, become clogged, and become a fire hazard. Leaks are possible around where the dryer connects to the duct work. As a result, moist hot air is released into the home, rather than outside. While this may not be much of an issue during the colder winter months, during the summer it causes your air conditioning to run more often and increases your energy bills.

A stand-alone LG dryer uses air-to-air condensation drying without venting. This technology uses two separate air systems. Air is drawn in from the room, heated, and then passed into the drum to dry the clothes. The moist air then passes out of the drum, is cooled by the second air system to remove water, and recycled. Because air is not vented outside, it requires less energy to dry your clothes, which saves you money. You also do not have to worry about air leaks and the other problems associated with vented drying. As the water is extracted from the clothes, the dryer pumps it out — much like your washer — right down the discharge drain.