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Heat Pump / Ventless Dryer

sbabcock61 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

My new house is air tight and very efficient – not bathroom vents, etc

What’s my best option for a full size ventless dryer ?

Heat Pump / Condensing / Ventless ? (are these all the same ? )

A brand / Model recommendation would also be helpful if anyone has experience with these



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    Martin Holladay | | #1

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  2. sbabcock61 | | #2

    Thanks for the Links

    The only heat pump 7.4 cu ft dryer I could find in Canada is the Whirlpool YWED7990FW ($1,379 CDN)

    Does anyone know of other heat pump brands / models. LG does not appear to distribute their Heart Pump dryer here.

  3. neilt | | #3

    We installed the Whirlpool Compact heat pump dryer model YWHD 5090 about 5 months ago in a new home in Winnipeg. The dryer doesn't review well, the biggest complaint being the drying time. It does take longer to dry but we knew that going in and have been very happy with it. Better alternative to another hole in the wall.

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