The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer

Clothes dryers have a simple enough life. You put wet clothes in them, wait a while, then remove the clothes when they’re dry, fold them, and put them away. If you dry two loads a day, your dryer works about two hours a day. Don’t we wish we all had that luxury!

But there’s a side story in clothes dryer land. In fact, there are two sides: electric and gas models. Not a whole lot is known about gas clothes dryers, which helps explain why only about 17% of US households are equipped with them.

What’s the big deal about switching from electric to gas?  Conserving energy, which is always a very big deal. Today, Americans spend about $9 billion and 60 billion kilowatt hours per year to dry their clothes.  But those numbers can come way, way down.

Unlike electric dryers, the gas burner heats instantly, reducing energy waste. A gas dryer dries clothes in half the time, leading to less long-term damage to your garments.

And with a shorter drying time comes significant energy savings.

Don’t get us wrong: we’re not knocking electric clothes dryers. They’re still a reliable choice. But at Plumbtastic, we like to offer our customers choices. Faster drying time with a gas clothes dryer, for example, means less time sitting around waiting, especially if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere and need an article of clothing from the current load.

What’s more, if you like the idea of a gas dryer but don’t already have a gas connection in your laundry area, Plumbtastic can install that, too. At the same time, we’ll make sure your new gas dryer is properly vented.

Contact us today to learn or schedule service. And remember: Plumbtastic can install new gas connections anywhere inside or outside your home.

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