Clothes dryers pretty just much go about their business, semi-quietly drying your clothes one load at a time.
Or so we 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.
In fact, 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 by switching from an electric to a gas clothes dryer – these 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 our society becomes increasingly energy conscious, gas dryers are slowly starting to gain on their electric counterparts.
In fact, you can now 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 there’s one technological innovation you want to pass on for the time being.
As for now, and assuming you’re in the market for a new or replacement dryer, you’d do well to give gas a serious look. And don’t worry if your laundry room isn’t already connected to your home’s natural or propane gas supply. That’s where we come in. As licensed plumbers and gas fitters, Boden Plumbing, Heating & Air can safely and correctly install a gas connection for your new dryer and, while we’re at it, any other new gas appliances you might be considering. Contact us for more information or to schedule service today.