One reason some people make regular trips to their local laundromat is because their home, apartment, or condo does not have any dryer vents. There are specific building codes which must be followed any time dryer vents are installed. These codes outline the maximum length of dryer vents, bends, and other such details. The costs to have dryer vents properly installed and certified can be rather expensive. As a result, people and landlords forego pursuing having vents and vented dryers installed. However, thanks to recent advances in technology over the past few years, dryer vents are no longer a concern, with ventless LG dryer models.
What Is a Ventless LG Dryer?
A ventless LG dryer is a clothes dryer which operates on electricity and does not require a dryer vent. Ventless drying solutions are not offered as a gas option, because gas drying has to be vented. There are two basic types of ventless dryers on the market today. One option is a stand-alone ventless dryer, and the other option is a combination washer and ventless dryer. The key difference between the two options is whether you prefer two laundry appliances, or want a single laundry appliance. In addition, with a stand-alone ventless dryer, you do require a special dryer electrical outlet and dryer cord. However, with the combination washer dryer option, you only need access to a common 3-prong 110-volt household outlet.
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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.
There are several different types of dryers available on the market today for you to choose from the next time you need to purchase one. It is important to understand how each one operates, to ensure you select the best unit for your business, home, or apartment community. The styles with which most people are familiar are conventional dryers. These models require a dryer vent and access to a 220V power outlet. Conventional dryers operate by heating and circulating warmed air through the clothes, and by venting the moist air outdoors. Some of the concerns people have with conventional models are the amount of energy they require to operate, keeping the vents free from lint, and satisfying building codes which limit the distance of dryer vents to the outdoors to 25 feet or less. Also, there are specific codes in regards to running venting around corners, and, in such situations, they require the length of the vent to be much shorter.
Another style you should consider is the ventless dryer, because they eliminate the need for having a dryer vent. Further, many of the models are energy- efficient and use a fraction of the energy conventional dryers require for drying your clothes. For instance, you can find two different types of LG dryer models available. One model uses air-to-air condensation drying, where two different air circulation systems are used to dry your clothes, which is commonly found in stackable and stand-alone ventless dryers. The other model available is a LG combination washer and dryer, where you are able to both wash and dry your clothes in the same unit. Combination units use cold water condensation technology to dry your clothes.