The latest generation Miele dryers are equipped with a heat pump overshoot the A+++ rating for energy efficiency by a margin of 10%, whilst conventional condenser and vented dryers only achieve, at best, a B rating. Consequently, a highly efficient heat-pump dryer from Miele cuts energy costs over a 10-year period by more than 1,200 euro – compared with Miele condenser dryers without a heat pump. For this reason, these less efficient versions were entirely removed from the programme range last year.
But it is not only energy efficiency which ensures sustainability: the use of materials which go easy on resources and a long life cycle are also important contributing factors. A significant contribution to this is made by the floor module, which was developed from scratch and whose plastic is enriched with nitrogen in an innovative manufacturing process. This saves 30 percent of material – while at the same time improving stability. In addition, the climate-friendly refrigerant R290 is used. Both the new base module and R290 are also used in almost all Miele dryer models.
Moreover, the DryCare 40 option ensures that all items of clothing washable at 40°C can be tumble-dried without the least worry – even if textiles are not approved for machine drying according to the wash-care label. This is facilitated by reducing the air temperature during the drying process to ensure that delicate fabrics are dried so gently that damage can reliably be ruled out.