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

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    heres the dryer i might be purchasing. I have an old gas dryer that needs to be replaced


    Any info would be appreicated
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 87vertgt View Post
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_69177-46-MED...s#BVRRWidgetID


    heres the dryer i might be purchasing. I have an old gas dryer that needs to be replaced


    Any info would be appreicated
    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.

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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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    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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