I’m back again, this time to talk about what I am disappointed with the new HDBs.
I’ve reached the age where I would go for my friends’ house warming and I have many friends who purchased BTOs. I must say that the layout of the houses now have improved. There has been improvement in designs such as incorporating the dining area into the living room, which is something I really love because I like to watch the TV while eating my dinner 🙂 The service yard is also further away from the kitchen now so that laundry would not be affected by cooking fumes. The common toilet has also been relocated from inside the kitchen to a location nearer to the bedrooms for the convenience of the children and also guests coming to the house.
However, what I am really disappointed is the design of the metal bars for the hanging of clothes and the service yard in the HDBs now. Many of my friends do not have a service yard, so they could only hang their clothes on the metal bars outside of their home. They were complaining to me that there were only 3 short metal bars which meant that the hanging of bed sheet was impossible.
Moreover, as they were lined horizontally and parallel to the wall, the clothes that were nearest to the wall did not receive as much sunlight as compared to the clothes that were hanged furthest from the wall, which means that clothes nearest to the wall would take the longest to dry. This problem is similar to the ones with the service yards as well, just that at least they have longer poles to hang more clothes.
While trying to help my newly-wed friends who have just moved into their new BTOs to solve this problem, I got to know about this brand- Steigen, where they came out with an efficient solution to indoor drying conundrums.
Now homeowners can dry their clothes without any hassle of worrying that their clothes will not be dried in time for the next day or there is not enough space to dry the big items like bed linens and blanket covers.
I went to the company to check out and test out their products.
Currently, they have 4 automated laundry system.
My favourite is the Exalt+ Solar because as you can see from the specs, there is twice the number of fans and heater which shortens the average drying duration to just mere 1-2 hours!
I think that if you are really considering an indoor automated drying system, it is a MUST to choose one that has the heat technology, if not, the average drying duration is still going to be pretty long!
There is a built-in heating technology to drive heat throughout laundry to allow clothes to dry evenly.
It is also customizable to fit HDBs with smaller yards. It is elderly friendly as it is very easy to operate and they no longer have to hang their clothes on a bamboo pole and stretch out of the window to dry the clothes under the sun.
The remote device is also battery-operated for easy control. It can also be mounted anywhere in the house, even on the fridge!
It is also obstacle friendly as the system will come to a stop if they detect an obstacle (like hitting my head accidentally).
Now you might think that how is this different from using a dryer? This Exalt + Solar operates with only 0.9 kWh of energy, which is more energy efficient. Not only that, it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and prevents musty odour (which always happens to me when I have to dry my clothes indoor during rainy days).
I have summarized the benefits of the Exalt + Solar system:
- Safe and effortless lifting of the laundry with the touch of a button.
- Can lift up to 35kg of clothes.
- Energy saving and cost efficient (It uses 550-1100 Watts of electricity, which is only $3.60 per month!)
- High quality (using German designed motor with reinforced hanger rods)
- Average drying time: 1-2 hours only
- Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and prevents musty odour.
Who needs this Exalt + Solar system?
- People who are economical and environmentally friendly as they is definitely better than a tumble dryer.
- Working adults who can only do their laundry at night
- Those with aging/ elderly parents or senior citizens who are face issues with lifting heavy laundry
- People with a large family as the system can handle heavy weight of the clothes.
For my readers, there is a $50 discount upon checkout if you apply the discount code “STEIGEN50”. I’m definitely going to introduce this to my friends to solve their clothes drying problems! This is a MUST-HAVES for those who are looking to renovate their homes as well, why not incorporate this as part of the interior design?
If you are interest to find out more about this product/ you would like to make a purchase, you can check out the link below:
This is how it looks like when it’s operated:
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