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"I also appreciate the report. I've wondered for sometime how they might work on bigger loads. When my wife and I have used them while travelling... it has always been for small loads while visiting friends or relatives…"
"It sounds like it would be mostly seasonal use... sheets and towels outside during the summer time on a clothes line.... in that case a controlled damper opening up only when dryer runs might not be unreasonable. But if you do it...…"
"Yes, the condensing dryer works well for sheets and towels IF you don't mind waiting. It takes A LOT longer than gas dryer and the capacity is smaller.
I just looked at the installation instruction for my dryer and it requires…"
"You didn't mention where the dryer is located... if it is in the garage or an area that doesn't need to be heated. Provide a make up air line to that room... seal it off and add barometric damper to let air in as needed.
If its in the…"
"I have the Bosch Axxis condensing dryer in my home. I live in central coast of California. Our main driver for going with a ventless condensing dryer was because we wanted to keep the house airtight as much as possible -- we have a…"
The electric ventless dryer will, indeed, keep the heat in the house, but it will also keep the moisture from the wet clothing, bedding, etc, in the house. You may be setting yourself up for a future mold problem, depending…"
"One wonders whether the chlorine in the detergent and the fabric softener might not combine with the hydrogen in the wash water to create a modest but nevertheless undesirable presence of Hydrochloric acid in your indoor air. "
I am considering buying an electric clothes dryer for my home (which is all-electric). I could go with a conventional vented dryer, or a ventless condensing dryer. I am inclined toward the ventless dryer because it will keep the heat in the house (beneficial through most of the year in central Illinois); I can also place it near my heat pump water heater. But there may be other factors to consider, and I also have no experience with a ventless clothes dryer. Any thoughts or advice? …See More
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
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