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Gas clothes dryers not only save you time and money, they're gentler on your fabrics.
Natural gas clothes dryers outperform electric models:
Use these tips to help find the perfect natural gas clothes dryer for your home and budget.
It’s important to weigh energy efficiency against price while shopping for a gas dryer. Although you may be able to buy a lower efficiency gas dryer for less, keep in mind that you will
pay more for each load of clothes you dry as it uses more energy to do the job for the life of the unit.
The more efficient your gas dryer is, the less energy it takes to dry your clothes (and the more money you save). Over time, the
efficiency will likely pay for itself and begin saving you money.
Dryers come in a variety of drum sizes to handle loads from 5 to 20 pounds. Find a natural gas clothes dryer that fits your home and lifestyle.
There are three common types of time controls.
1) Timed drying involves setting the dryer's operation time (before it starts). You must guess the appropriate drying time, leaving your clothes at risk of over- and under-drying.
2) Automatic drying is more accurate than timed drying, but still vulnerable to inefficiency and inconvenience. Clothes dryers typically offer two or three automatic drying cycles such as regular, permanent press, and knit/delicate.
3) Electronic sensor drying is the most energy efficient of the three types of clothes dryer controls. It uses electronic sensors to measure the moisture of clothes before and during a drying cycle.
The appropriate water temperature may differ among laundry loads, depending on the type of fabric and amount of moisture.
Tips for setting the dryer's temperature control:
Modern gas dryers help you lower energy bills and reduce your time spent doing laundry.
Smart-dryers give you additional features.
These easy steps will help ensure safe, problem-free, efficient operation. Consult your owner's manual for details.
* A vacuum hose attachment, a pole with feather duster or rag attached, or a drain-cleaning wire with a dust rag tightly attached.
Help save money and energy with these natural-gas-dryer efficiency tips:
For more ways to save energy at home, see our list of energy-saving programs and tips.