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Clothes Dryer

Dry clothes faster & save...

Your natural gas dryer offers faster drying than conventional electric units because a greater volume of dry, absorbent air passes through the clothes. A natural gas dryer heats up instantly to full temperature with clean, moist heat that actually reduces wrinkles and static. Gentle, moist heat means less need for fabric softeners. Best of all, natural gas dryers operate at about half the cost of electric dryers.

The only thing less expensive is hanging your clothes outside on the line!

Love your natural gas clothes dryer...

Gas dryers are available with all the desirable features you can ask for - from small models to heavy-duty models, they are loaded with time-saving and work-saving features.

Some of the features available are:

  • electronic ignition

  • versatile time drying

  • permanent press

  • push-to-start safety ignition

  • lifetime burner

  • automatic shut-off

  • multiple temperature settings

  • varied temperature cycle

Visit your SaskEnergy Network Member for a selection of natural gas clothes dryers and convenient financing (OAC).

Time and energy saving tips:

  • Run only full loads in the washer and dryer. Drying partial loads uses just as much gas as full loads, but do not overload the dryer as that increases drying time.

  • Do not over-dry clothes. Over-drying wastes gas and gives a harsh feel to garments. Using the shortest cycle possible will minimize over-drying problems.

  • Clean the lint trap after every load.

  • Check the vent on the dryer and the exterior vent occasionally to make sure they stay free of lint, and can open and close freely. The dryer should be vented outdoors to remove damp air and lint.

Count your savings with natural gas

Clothes Dryer

Natural Gas
Cost

Electric
Cost

Approximate
Savings

200 hours

$26

$129

$103

Based on Fuel rates as of November 1, 2017
Natural Gas $0.2311 per m3
Electricity $0.1374 per kWh

A natural gas clothes dryer uses about half the energy it takes to dry the same load in an electric dryer.
(Source: Canadian Gas Association)

Installation

When installing your natural gas clothes dryer, it is essential that a qualified natural gas contractor do the work.

Gas dryers must be vented to the outdoors with a metal vent.

Installation costs vary depending on the location of the dryer and the installation materials used.

 

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