Benefits of a Propane Powered Dryer

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Propane powered appliances offer homeowners an efficient, convenient, and quick laundry solution. They 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. 

Dryers powered by propane offer faster drying times, and they are easier on fabrics, produce fewer wrinkles, and deliver greater energy efficiency compared with electric models. 

They can also be equipped with smart features such as moisture sensors and pilotless ignition making propane powered appliances a smart investment for cost-conscious homeowners. Enjoy “laundry day” with propane. 

Check out this page to learn more about the benefits of the many propane products available for your home and business.

 

Why Choose a Propane Dryer?

 

In addition to saving you time, a propane powered dryer can help you save money and the environment. Let’s take a look at the stats. 

  • Average cost to operate is roughly $40-$80/year.
  • Propane saves about 20 percent annually compared with electric clothes dryers.
  • Available capacities range from 18,000 Btu/h up to 30,000 Btu/h, which translates into faster drying times.
  • Produces hot air with more moisture than electric dryers, which can help relax wrinkles. 
  • Moisture sensors prevent over-drying of the clothes, which saves additional energy.
  • Over its lifespan, a propane clothes dryer saves over 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions compared to an electric model.

Source: Residential Propane Applications Fact Sheet

When looking at performance, energy efficiency, and eco-friendliness – it’s easy to see that a propane powered washer dryer is the best choice. Let’s look at these advantages in more detail.

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Performance 

Why spend more time than you need to on laundry? Propane powered laundry appliances allow you to clean and dry your clothes faster than equivalent electric appliances. 

Drying times are shortened due to the high heat produced per unit of fuel. Dryers powered by propane are available in capacities with burners generally ranging from 18,000-30,000 Btu/hour. Electric appliances max out on the low end of this range. The higher the Btu/hour, the less time needed to dry your clothes.

Propane appliances produce hot air with more moisture than electric heaters, which relax wrinkles in the clothes. Safety and efficiency are optimized with feature moisture sensors, pilotless ignition, and timed drying cycles. The moisture sensors prevent over-drying of the clothes and save you time, money, and energy.

Thinking about switching from electric to propane? Both electric and propane appliances use a single vent to exhaust outdoors. This makes the switch from electric to propane a simple process.

Check out this interesting article to learn more about the benefits of propane for your home.

 

Energy Efficiency 

Propane powered dryers can save you over 20 percent in energy costs compared with electric. The efficiency and cost benefits are created by the appliance’s higher heating capacity, shorter cycle times, and features like pilotless ignition. 

Just as a propane tankless water heater is more efficient than using electricity to heat water, using propane heat to dry clothes is also more efficient. The propane clothes dryer, the clothes washer, and a propane tankless water heater form a perfect laundry room trifecta to optimize convenience, efficiency, and performance. 

In terms of energy costs, ranges are based on propane rates in your region, how often your appliances are used, and how well they are maintained. With that said, it generally costs roughly $40-$80/year to operate. 

Avoid the cost of installing a 220V circuit for an electric dryer by choosing propane. The lower-cost 110V circuit for a propane dryer can also supply the clothes washer with power. That’s a win win! 

Check out this page to learn more about the comparative benefits and cost of propane vs. electric heat. 

 

Environment

Propane is often referred to as the ‘green fuel’ as it is a low-emissions energy source. It helps lower the overall carbon footprint and out performs other sources of energy. 

Propane appliances offer a “laundry list” of benefits over electric models. Check out this article on gas vs electric dryers to learn more.

Propane is a non toxic and non contaminant of air, water and soil. Using propane in your home appliances does NOT pose a threat to drinking water, marine and food systems, or the ozone layer. Propane powered appliances are directly connected to emission savings when compared to their electric counterparts.  

Specifically, propane powered clothes dryers result in an annual savings of 0.1 to 0.3 metric tons CO2 emissions as compared with electric clothes dryers. This means the propane clothes dryer saves over 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions over the course of the dryer’s useful life. 

 

The benefits are evident when it comes to choosing propane appliances. 

Speak to your Clean Gas propane specialist today to learn more. Just give us a call at 233-4427 or email gopropane@cleangas.ky

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