Modern drying cabinets are 95% more energy-efficient than old ones
New drying cabinets save a lot of energy. Drying cabinets that are around 20 years old or older can use as much as 6 kWh per drying cycle, but a modern Nimo drying cabinet uses only 0.32-0.64 kWh per cycle, which is an energy-efficient and sustainable way to dry laundry. Moreover, only a drying cabinet is capable of drying all materials, including clean laundry and wet outerwear.
It is essential to be able to dry laundry indoors at home, in pre-schools and in communal laundries. If the moisture from the laundry is not properly processed, it can lead to condensation and moisture problems in houses, apartments and buildings, and in the worst case, even mould. Drying your laundry in an energy-efficient drying cabinet ensures that your laundry is dry without wear and tear and the moisture is ventilated.
Why the drying cabinet is an everyday hero
You can use a drying cabinet to dry all sorts of laundry - even the most delicate textiles. Drying cabinets do not cause wear and tear on clothes, making your garments last longer. Also, laundry doesn't get wrinkled in a drying cabinet, so you can leave it to hang in the cabinet even after it has dried. Laundry left in the dryer, on the other hand, becomes wrinkled and can start to smell stale.
Drying clothes needn’t cost the shirt off your back
A modern Nimo drying cabinet consumes between 0.32-0.64 kWh per drying cycle*. A modern heat pump dryer consumes about 1.5 kWh per drying cycle. The Nimo Eco Dryer draws 1.3 kWh under comparable conditions (normal load). There are several other benefits to energy-efficient drying cabinets compared to the dryer.
The drying cabinet is the family's best friend
All active families, especially families with children, produce a lot of laundry every week. Getting your laundry dry in time is often important, especially for outerwear and other garments that you only have a limited number of. You can use the drying cabinet to dry the children's dirty overalls and the adults' practical waterproofs, so that they are dry for the next outdoor activity.
Do I have to choose between dry laundry and condensation problems?
No, you don’t. As it’s important to avoid condensation and moisture problems in houses and apartments, both clean laundry and wet, dirty outerwear need to be dried in a way that deals with the humidity released into the air. It takes more energy to heat moist air than dry air, which means that allowing the drying cabinet to vent the moisture from wet clothes and laundry also has a positive impact on the overall energy consumption of the home. An energy-efficient drying cabinet keeps your laundry dry, improves indoor air quality and keeps the humidity at a healthy level.
There are several benefits to drying your clothes in a drying cabinet:
- Drying cabinets are gentle, so no wear and tear on clothes and textiles
- Drying cabinets deal with the moisture, so no risk of condensation
- A drying cabinet serves as an extra storage solution
- You can dry both clean and dirty clothes in a drying cabinet
- Modern drying cabinets are energy-efficient
Sensitive textiles thrive in drying cabinets
Even the most delicate textiles can be dried in a drying cabinet. Hand-washed and drip-dried garments can take a long time to dry if they are hung on a regular drying rack, and they emit a lot of humidity. The drying cabinet works equally well for drying hand-knitted garments, delicate small items with lace and embroidery, embroidered tablecloths and other delicate textiles.
Low-energy, lower-energy, lowest-energy
Nimo sells three different types of modern drying cabinets for every day use: drying cabinets with exhaust air technology, drying cabinets with exhaust air and sensor technology and drying cabinets with heat pump technology. All are energy-efficient and have different benefits.
Drying cabinets with exhaust air technology
A drying cabinet with exhaust air technology transports the humid air generated during drying via a hose connected to the room's exhaust air ventilation. Modern exhaust air drying cabinets with timer-controlled fans are energy- efficient when used correctly. Nimo's exhaust air drying cabinets, such as the Easy Dryer, are made in Sweden from recyclable materials and are quality tested to withstand over 30,000 drying cycles. Easy Dryer draws 0.64 kWh per drying cabinet**.
Drying cabinets with exhaust air and sensor technology
A sensor-controlled drying cabinet saves between 40-85% ofenergy compared to traditional drying cabinets. A built-in program detects when the laundry is dry, and the drying cabinet turns off automatically. The drying cabinet Sensor Dryer from Nimo is designed to dry laundry and wet outerwear in an effective and energy-efficient manner. It is made in Sweden from recyclable materials and has been quality-proven for more than 30,000 drying cycles over its lifetime. Sensor Dryer came in second place when Bygghemma.se tested drying cabinets in 2022, and it has a lower energy consumption than the test winner. The energy consumption of the Sensor Dryer is 0.64 kWh per dryer**.
Drying cabinets with heat pump technology
The energy-efficient drying cabinet on the market is called the Eco Dryer and draws up to 65 percent less energy compared to traditional drying cabinets***. The heat pump technology in the Eco Dryer dehumidifies the textiles in a closed system, so that this drying cabinet doesn’t need to be connected to either exhaust ventilation or drains. The Eco Dryer 2.0 HP was named the 2022 winner in the Best Premium class by Test.se. The energy consumption is extremely low, only 0.32 kWh**. The energy-efficient heat pump technology and countless smart accessories make the Eco Dryer a sustainable, future-friendly drying cabinet investment for everyday use.
* applies to drying 1 kg of cotton with 50 % residual moisture after washing, and varies between different technologies and product models.
** applies to drying 1 kg of cotton with 50 % residual moisture after washing.
*** Nimo's explanation/definition of the meaning of "traditional drying cabinets"
Notes, facts, links:
Eco Dryer vp draws 0.32 kWh/kg cotton
FT 120 vp draws 0.35 kWh/kg cotton
Easy Dryer exhaust air draws 0.64 kWh/kg cotton
Sensor Dryer exhaust + sensor -0.64 kWh/kg cotton
Heat pump tumble dryer - 1.69 https://www.electrolux.se/laundry/laundry/dryers/heat-pump-dryer/ew9h869e9/