Ventless Dryer Guide

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on April 06, 2016

In-unit laundry allows you to increase rents by $50-100 per month per unit. Plus, it decreases turnover. Ventless dryers make in-unit laundry possible for almost any building – without expensive retrofits.

People often come to us with questions about ventless dryers.

  • Can you use a ventless dryer with a gas connection?
  • Will an all-in-one washer dryer combo work in a closet with the door closed?
  • How does a ventless dryer work, anyway?

For over 15 years FJS has been selling ventless dryers, we’ve heard just about every question you can imagine. And we love it.

The new generation of ventless dryers are not only eco-friendly and easy to install, they perform just as well as a vented dryer – though the process is a bit different.

Ventless dryers remove moisture from air by a form of condensation. Dry air is recycled back into the drum to gather moisture before it is condensed once again. This cycle repeats itself until the laundry is dry.

The environmental profile of ventless dryers is very friendly. Ventless dryers are highly efficient because unlike conventional dryers, they recycle the heat they create.

Advantages of ventless dryers

  • The new generation of ventless dryers offers the performance of traditional laundry without the need for external vents or high-capacity plumbing
  • Space and connectivity flexibility makes your design and construction projects easier, more efficient, and more profitable
  • With stackable and combo options, even small apartments can be outfitted with in-unit laundry, increasing rents by $50-100 per month per unit
  • Ventless dryers and front-loading washers are highly energy-efficient and water-efficient, so they align with green-minded communities, and are often eligible for Department of Energy rebates

Want more detail? Learn more about ventless dryers in our Ventless Dryer Guide.

This guide is designed to answer the most common questions about ventless dryers, including:

  • What types of ventless dryers are available?
  • What are the space, connectivity and makeup air requirements?
  • What factors do you need to consider when selecting laundry appliances?


Topics: Ventless Dryer

Written by Jennifer Mertz

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For owners, managers and developers of multi-family housing, the FJS Distributors blog is your go-to source for advice on how to add value to your bottom line through appliances. This blog covers topics like:

  • Appliance selection
  • Appliance installation
  • Retrofitting older buildings to add appliance amenities, such as in-unit laundry 
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of different types of appliances
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