Gooserider wrote: »
Would sound to me like a good place to put a water detector / alarm! Gooserider
How much energy does it consume?
This will vary, depending on the size of the machine and the load. The condensing dryer saves an enormous amount of electrical energy by returning the already warm air to the drum, requiring only a few degrees bump in temperature, instead of heating room temperature air to the level needed to dry the clothes. Conventional dryers exhaust 200 cubic feet of air per minute from the residence, condensing dryers do not. This is 10,000 cubic feet per cycle that does not need to be heated or cooled to room temperature, an enormous saving in not only residential utility costs, but in the stress placed on the air intake systems of the building
BB. wrote: »
I am glad it is working well for you... I have heard about them before, and they are supposed to take 3-4 hours just to dry--so a fair amount of energy is still used for the internal electric heater(s) and drum motors.
Looking forward to your kill-a-watt measurements.
jeannie812 wrote: »
Josh burns wood for heat as I do. The constant dry hot heat of the wood stove in winter makes the house so dry you get a static shock touching anything! Here kitty kitty! I thought it makes venting the electric dryer indoors in winter a good idea. I did say to vent dryer outside in summer.
Sorry I posted to something so old. I was just checking propane vs. electric and stumbled on Josh's post. I didn't check the date, I just jumped in.
I see this site deals with renewable energy?
I wish I could get solar panels but no grants for residential in Wisconsin.. only businesses and agriculture?
My son has the smarts to make solar panels. Wish you guys had a internet game to get him interested.