Off the back of yesterday’s washing machine unboxing I follow it up with the unboxing video of the matching clothes dryer.
The Panasonic NH-P70G2 heat pump tumble dryer is the sole clothes dryer in the household appliance lineup in Australia which is a contrast against the four washing machines on offer (2 x 7kg washers and 2 x 10kg washers). The NH-P70G2 has a capacity of 7kg and also packs a six star energy efficiency rating which is a major step up from the ASKO One clothes dryer which it replaced. The ASKO didn’t have its energy rating stickers on it but I suspect that it was a bit of an energy guzzler.
Anyway, before I get carried away here is the unboxing video:
So, what sets this dryer apart from others?
The heat pump and inverter are perhaps the major technological features. The heat pump replaces the heating element found in traditional clothes dryers which would normally heat air up to or beyond one hundred degrees. That heat ends up being lost through the moisture captured in the container or through ventilation requiring more air to be heated up to continue to drying process. In contrast, the heat pump reuses the existing heat which means that less energy is required to maintain the desired temperature.
Panasonic is also well known for its inverter technology in its air conditioners and fridges and we also find it implemented in its tumble dryer. In this instance, the inverter allows the power to be adapted to the load being dried rather than having the compressor cycling between maximum power and inactivity in an effort to regulate temperature.
The proof will be in the pudding but I will see how our next power bill stacks up and will track power consumption on the dryer itself.