A Clothes airer is a fantastic low-cost, space-saving alternative to tumble dryers that are gentle on clothes and easy on the purse. Here at HSD, we carry a range of heated and non-heated airer to suit every need.
Should I Invest in a Clothes Airer?
If you are thinking of purchasing a clothes airer in order to dry your laundry, but are unsure if it is the right choice for you then here is a few things to consider that may help you decide. If your main priority when drying your clothes is to get through your loads as quickly as possible, then perhaps a clothes airer is not the best option for you. It is indisputable that clothes will take longer to dry when using an airer as opposed to a tumble dryer, however, there are many other benefits that drying your clothes this way that a tumble dryer just cannot compete with, whether it is the lower initial cost, the fact they take up much less room and that overall they are much better for you garments and will keep them in better condition than frequently using a tumble dryer. However, one of the biggest advantages that they hold is the amount of money they can save you in the long run.
A Cheaper Drying Solution
With the continually rising cost of electricity, many of us are still looking for ways to cut down the cost of utilities such as electricity, tumble dryers are an incredibly quick way to dry clothes however with current costs one load in a standard 9kg condenser tumble dryer can cost around £1.77 per cycle – which doesn’t sound too bad on its own but can result in an additional £209.78 annually on your electricity bill – even more if you use your dryer more frequently. However, with a clothes airer, you may be looking at increased drying times but they cost a fraction of the price to run. In the case of heated airers you can be looking at around 10p an hour to run and absolutely nothing if you go for a traditional non-heated airer.
Non-Heated Clothes Airer
For those with Gardens or conservatories with good airflow, a traditional non-heated airer can be the perfect way to cut your bills down. Clothes can dry easily in areas with increased airflow and with non-heated airer not relying on any kind of power source they are the perfect way to make a big dent in your electricity bills!
These clothes airers or often made of lightweight materials that fold down making them incredibly easy to store, or move around your home to place them in the most convenient areas. Models like the Homefront Portable Clothes Hanger and Airer are also a great way to hang clothes to allow for creases to drop out!
Heated Clothes Airer
Electric heated clothes airers have really gained popularity in recent years this is thanks to the fact they are a good balance between a traditional clothes airer and tumble dryers. These heated airers are usually designed with aluminium or other heated elements inside the hanging bars to aid with drying clothes faster than traditional airers, however, unlike high-powered tumble dryers many of these heated airers use very low wattage, usually around 300w or other models such as the Glamhaus 3 Tier Heated Clothes Airer with Cover use as little as 220w. This means they consume much less energy and costs much less than tumble dryers to run creating a happy balance between the 2 choices. So, it’s not hard to see why these units have become so popular in recent years.
Similar to their predecessor’s heated clothes airers also have the additional benefit of being made of lightweight yet robust material, which means that they can easily handle the weight of damp clothes but are light enough that you can easily manoeuvre them around your home to suit your needs.