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Benefits of drying clothes indoors with a dehumidifier

by Vivien Mah    

Drying clothing outside

If you’re facing difficulties getting your clothes to dry in wet or cold weather, you don’t own a clothes dryer, or you simply don’t have the space – fret not! You can easily dry laundry indoors with dehumidifiers Australia shops feature.

Desiccant dehumidifers work great in removing moisture from the air, and they can do the same with wet laundry inside the house. Some may even say that it’s better to use a desiccant dehumidifier instead of a clothes dryer!


A dehumidifier won’t add excess moisture to your home.

If you dry your clothes on a radiator or a clothes horse, moisture from the clothes gets transferred to the surrounding air as they dry. This creates more moisture in your home.

If the excess moisture is trapped indoors with nowhere to escape, it will condense on walls, windows, and other surfaces and could lead to other problems such as mould and damp.

This is especially common during colder months when you tend to leave windows and doors closed to keep the cold air out.

Doing this could cause health problems, particularly to those prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies, say researchers. The researchers said higher moisture levels could lead to dust mite growth and increased concentration of mould spores, especially when combined with lack of proper ventilation. This reduction in air quality has been tied to asthma and other allergic conditions.

An Ionmax desiccant dehumidifier, however, will remove this moisture from the air and your clothes, helping to prevent any problems caused by excess moisture.


Ionmax ION632 and ION612 desiccant dehumidifiers

Desiccant dehumidifiers Australia has can reduce drying time considerably.

Using a dehumidifier may actually dry your clothes faster than when using a clothes dryer.

In fact, you can speed up the drying time by setting your Ionmax desiccant dehumidifier to Turbo Laundry mode. This increases drying efficiency and speeds up the process.


Your clothes will not dry up rough and stiff if you use a dehumidifier.

Clothes dry up rough and stiff only when they are driver over a heat source, such as a radiator.

On the other hand, dehumidifiers work in the opposite way, by using dry air to heat the clothes up to dry. Your clothes actually end up drying softer!


Clothing hanging from a rack


Drying clothes indoors with a dehumidifier is easy. 

To dry your clothes with your a desiccant dehumidifier, simply place your damp clothes onto a clothes airier or rack, and place the dehumidifier nearby.

Close up any doors and windows in the room, and put the dehumidifier to Laundry – Turbo mode to speed up the process.

If your clothes are only slightly damp and just need a bit of drying up, you can select Laundry – Saving mode instead.

A dehumidifier does more than a clothes dryer.

While a clothes dryer may be effective at drying laundry, it can also be very costly to run as they have a high energy consumption. Additionally, a clothes dryer serves only one purpose – to dry clothes. Additionally, if your clothes dryer is a vented dryer but hasn’t been installed with outside ducting to vent the condensation outdoors (as would be the case with many apartments), it’ll only be contributing to excess moisture indoors.

A dehumidifier, on the other hand, can dry clothes as well as help you maintain a healthier home by removing excess moisture from other daily household activities such as ironing or showering. In cold weather, it also doubles as a heater to warm up the indoors.

You can use desiccant dehumidifiers Australia has all year round!

Ionmax desiccant dehumidifiers are excellent for all seasons as they are efficient in both high and low temperatures, can extract up to 10 litres of moisture a day, and have multiple modes and settings to maintain your home at an optimum indoor humidity level. Learn more about desiccant dehumidifiers here.

We’re also proud to say that our desiccant dehumidifiers have been highly recommended by Choice Consumer Reviews for several years now – the Ionmax ION632 dehumidifier has bagged the coveted number 1 spot of “Overall Best Performer” in Choice’s dehumidifier review for four years running (2013-2016).

Our advice is to ask a current dehumidifier owner, or to check out reviews online, on what others think about drying their clothes with a dehumidifier. We’re positive that they’ll agree that it is one of the best methods available.

Which of the dehumidifiers Australia has is best for me? 

Both the Ionmax ION612 and ION632 desiccant dehumidifiers are suitable for drying laundry, and both have Laundry – Saving and Turbo modes.

However, you do need to select a dehumidifier based on other factors such as the size of your home and your needs.

Check out our previous post Guide to Buying Dehumidifiers to learn more.


CHOICE selections Ionmax ION632 and ION612 desiccant dehumidifiers





Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.