Propane Clothes Dryers

A woman in a pink sweater moving clothes from a laundry basket to a propane dryer

Lower your energy bill and stay wrinkle free.

Clothes dryers use more energy than any other appliance in a home. Homeowners with propane clothes dryers can save over 20 percent in energy costs compared to electric dryers.

Propane dryers are more efficient because they have inherent advantages. Propane dryers are able to dry clothes faster than electric dryers because their heating capacity is so much greater. This saves energy, which in turn saves money. Plus, faster drying times mean you can spend less time doing laundry, and more time checking things off of your to-do list.

These appliances also have smart features like pilotless ignition and moisture sensors, preventing over-drying of the clothes, which saves additional energy.

Benefits of Propane Dryers vs Electric Dryers

Benefits to You

A common element that is often overlooked when evaluating one appliance over the other is you. When comparing appliances for purchase, it is often too easy to focus only on features or design elements. What marketing materials may not explain is that propane clothes dryers accomplish their given task much faster than electric dryers. Also, propane dryers produce air with a higher moisture content than electric dryers, so clothes come out with fewer wrinkles. This frees up your most precious resource – time!

Benefits to Your Clothing

We enjoy the convenience of dryers, but your clothes, on the other hand, may tell a different story. The time spent heating and tumbling takes a toll on clothing. That lint basket that is cleaned after every load of laundry holds pieces of what used to be your clothing. You can therefore extend the life of your wardrobe by reducing the time spent inside a dryer. Unlike electric dryers, which rely on slow-to-warm-up heating elements, propane dryers fire immediately and provide instant heat. Their heating elements are also capable of staying hotter than electric elements which further reduces drying time and wear and tear on your clothing.

Benefits to Your Wallet

We all like to save money, and the savings from a propane dryer can extend to include the entire laundry room. Unlike an electric dryer which requires a 220V circuit, both propane washer and dryer can be operated from a conventional 110V circuit. Furthermore, adding a propane hot water heater will allow the benefits of propane to extend to the entire laundry cycle. And the larger your family, the more you will save using propane as your primary energy source for this weekly household chore.

Benefits to the Environment

Propane units offer the latest technology that can be found with other models, plus they are more efficient and environmentally friendly. In fact, over its lifetime, a propane dryer can save around 2,000 pounds of CO₂ from entering the environment in comparison to electric models. With added efficiency and a benefit to the environment, propane is a great choice to power your laundry room.

Convert to Propane

If you’re thinking about expanding your use of propane, converting to propane for new appliances or switching to propane as your primary energy source, please contact your local propane company to learn more about your options.