Question? Will a Energy efficient dryer cost more or less then a Gas dryer

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  1. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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  2. Furd

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    A gas-fired dryer will generally be more expensive to purchase but less expensive to operate than an electric dryer.
     
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  4. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    What is the cost of kilowatt hour for your electricity? How much is a cubit foot of gas in your area?

    This is information needed before anyone can answer your question.
     
  5. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    If on propane, electricity usually wins and with longer life. And no gas to explode.
     
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    Unless you have really low electrical rates, gas will end up cheaper. Plus, a gas dryer typically has 20-25% more BTU available, so it also dries the clothes faster.
     
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    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    The only "energy" efficient dryer is a clothesline. Drying efficiency comes from the WASHER with a very high water extraction rate.
     
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    If the TVA supplies your electricity, it will be cheaper. Anywhere else it is not likely to be.
     
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