Written on: July 21, 2023
More folks in the Peach State are discovering the joys and benefits of trading in their electric clothes dryer for a new propane gas clothes dryer. It’s similar to the excitement people felt when they discovered propane tankless water heaters as a viable and money-saving option to inefficient electric storage tank water heaters.
So, what’s so hot about propane clothes dryers? According to the nonprofit Propane Education and Research Council, propane gas clothes dryers offer homeowners 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 give better visibility inside the unit, and LCD control screens for ease of use. With propane, laundry day goes by a lot faster!
In terms of convenience, both electric and propane clothes dryers use a single vent to exhaust to the outdoors, which simplifies electric-to-propane replacements.
The efficiency and cost benefits are created by the propane dryer’s higher heating capacity, shorter cycle times, and features like pilotless ignition. In the same way that a propane tankless water heater is more efficient than using electricity to heat water, using propane heat to dry clothes is also more efficient.
In fact, the propane clothes dryer, the clothes washer, and a propane tankless water heater supplying the clothes washer can form a laundry room trio to optimize convenience, efficiency, performance and the latest technology. Going full-tilt with a propane laundry room means avoiding the cost of installing a 220V circuit for an electric dryer. The lower-cost 110V circuit for a propane dryer can also supply the clothes washer with power.
Keep all of these benefits in mind as you look for the propane dryer that’s right for you—whether it’s for a weekly laundry marathon or the occasional light load.
We hope you know by now that versatile, efficient and clean-burning propane can not only dry your clothes and heat your home, it can power everything from water heaters, generators and stoves, along with cooktops and fireplaces. In the Great Outdoors, propane can heat your pool or spa, create comfortable gathering spots with deck and patio heaters and firepits, make cookouts fun and easy with high-performance propane grills and much more.
That’s why Georgians should consider propane as their fuel for all seasons!
Read more about propane appliances and find out about propane vs. electricity.