Clothes dryers pretty just much go about their business, (sort of) quietly drying your clothes one load at a time.
Or so they would like you to think.
Because clothes dryers, you see, can be major energy guzzlers, sometimes consuming as much energy as new energy efficient refrigerators, washers, and dishwashers combined. And we bet you didn’t even know that.
In fact, we Americans spend about $9 billion and 60 billion kilowatt hours per year to dry our clothes. But those numbers can come way, way down.
The biggest savings will come when you switch from n electric to a gas clothes dryer, which cost up to 75% less to operate than electric dryers. We know it’s not what you’re used to, as electric dryers are still the far more popular choice. But as we are becoming increasingly energy conscious, those numbers are starting to change.
In fact, you can now even purchase a heat pump clothes dryer and save even more on your energy bills. But your clothes will take a lot longer to dry, so you might want to wait a bit on that one.
If it’s time for a new clothes dryer, do yourself a favor and at least check out one or more gas models as an alternative to electric.. And if that’s what you decide on, contact LBA for expert and safe installation of a dedicated gas line for your dryer.
And don’t forget: still the best way of all to save money on clothes drying is to hang them up outdoors and let Mother Nature do her thing