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Tumble drying tips you need to know

Install a tumble dryer in a kitchen and you need to consider a ventilation solution at the same time. Without flexible ducting and a direct source of ventilation linked to the outside, excess heat and moisture will soon build inside the room.

We have everything you need to provide a suitable ventilation solution for your tumble dryer at Ducting Online. Our ducting kits are a practical and affordable solution, and they’re very simple to install.

Once installed, you’ll be able to start tumble drying straight away and no longer have to worry about wet clothes lingering around the house. Just take care when you are using a tumble dryer and follow this advice to avoid potential problems.

Look at those care labels

Would you toss dirty clothes into a washing machine without reading the care label first? Most people like to check the labels on clothing to ensure they are being washed at the right temperature. Use a tumble dryer and the same level of care should be taken. Read the label and look for a logo that tells you if it is safe to dry the garment in a tumble dryer.

Common tumble dry logos in the UK include:

  • Square with blank circle in the middle – Garment can be tumble dried
  • Square with circle in the middle and two dots – High heat setting
  • Square with circle in the middle and one dot – Low heat setting
  • Square with circle in the middle and cross through – Do not tumble dry

Carefully check the label before you place anything in a tumble dryer. Look at the symbols and make sure you are fully aware of the care instructions. Fail to do this and don’t be too surprised if garments suffer from shrinkage.

Lighten the load

Don’t place too many wet items into the tumble dryer. Pack them in too tightly and your clothes will take longer to dry meaning you’ll use more energy and waste money. When you place clothes in the dryer check they have enough space for warm air to circulate around them. This will improve the efficiency of the drying process.

De-lint frequently

When you load the dryer up with wet garments spare a few seconds to remove lint from around the door. In particular, wipe the filter on the door to prevent lint from clogging this area, it’s a simple action but it will ensure the dryer works to the best of its abilities.

With adequate ventilation and by following a few simple tips you’ll soon become a tumble drying guru. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Ducting Online should you require a tumble dryer kit or any type of ventilation solution.

Created On  22 Dec 2014 16:30  -  Permalink

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