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Gas vs. electric dryers - which is best?

When it comes to doing laundry, it helps to have a dryer that can get the job done in a short amount of time. This can give you more opportunities to get back to enjoying other activities around the house. However, you have several options available to you when it comes to choosing a dryer – how do you know which one is best? Designer Appliances has numerous electric and gas models for you to select, and doing your homework beforehand can help you select the best product for your household.

Gas dryers
Gas dryers create more heat than electric dryers, which can shorten the amount of drying time, according to Apartment Therapy. This makes it an ideal option for people who don’t want to spend an extended period doing laundry each week. However, it’s worth noting that gas dryers need to have specific vents and hook-ups in order to be installed, according to TLC. Keep this in mind before you decide that a gas dryer is best for you and your home.

Designer Appliances has several gas dryers to choose from including models from LG, which typically have at least nine drying cycles. Many LG models also have steam options, which can prevent clothes from becoming wrinkled during the drying process.

Electric dryers
Electric dryers tend to cost more to operate per load than gas dryers, but the upfront costs of installing a gas dryer and a potential gas line balances this out. Standard electric dryers require a 240-volt outlet, which may already be available in certain apartments and condominiums, making it a convenient option. Designer Appliances has several electric dryer models to choose from, including products by Frigidaire, which have moisture-sensing capabilities for efficient drying. They also often come with various temperature settings to ensure that your clothing isn’t negatively impacted during the drying process.

How to dry clothes efficiently
There are a few ways you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint each time you do laundry. Ideally, you should always abide by wash and dry load instructions as given by the appliance manufacturer – this will make sure products don’t have to use more energy than necessary. It’s also a good idea to separate lightweight clothing from heavier pieces to make drying more efficient. By taking these tips into account, you can simplify laundry day in your household.



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About John Carey
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I am the co-founder of Designer Appliances. My mission with our blog is to empower our customers to make educated decisions about the appliances they choose for their homes.