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Equipped with cutting-edge innovations such as moisture sensors, pilotless ignition, and timed drying cycles, propane clothes dryers are a smart investment for homes and buildings.

Propane clothes dryers offer an efficient, convenient, and quick laundry solution. Compared with electric dryers, a propane clothes dryer will dry clothes faster and more efficiently. Propane dryers also offer the latest innovations such as steam cycles to de-wrinkle and freshen garments, drum lights to better see into the unit, and LCD control screens for ease of use. With propane, "laundry day" goes by a lot faster.

Propane dryerFor more detailed information, download the propane clothes dryers fact sheet (pdf).

Gas dryers can be set to run on propane or natural gas — just let the installer know which gas source you're using. New-home installations and existing-home replacements can both use flexible corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) gas lines. CSST lines are easily routed to the dryer location to expedite the installation.

Here are a few facts you should know about propane clothes dryers in homes:

  • The average cost to operate is roughly $80 to $170 per year.
  • Propane saves about 20 percent in energy costs annually compared with electric clothes dryers.
  • Available capacities range from 18,000 Btu per hour up to 30,000 Btu per hour, which translates into faster drying times.
  • They produce hot air with more moisture than electric dryers, which can help relax wrinkles. Moisture sensors prevent overdrying of clothes, which saves additional energy.
  • Over its life span, a propane clothes dryer saves over 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.

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