Clothes dryers pretty much 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 their clothes. Here’s how to bring those numbers down, starting in your house. down.
It starts with switching from an electric to a gas clothes dryer. While you’ll pay a little more for a gas clothes dryer, you should recoup your money in 3-4 years. That’s because electric dryers typically cost between 30 and 40 cents per load to dry. The cost of gas is roughly half of that, or 15 to 20 cents. So, the average family washing one load a day will save $72.80 per year.
And don’t worry if your laundry room isn’t connected to your home’s natural or propane gas supply. That’s where we come in. As licensed plumbers and gas fitters, Arnold Plumbing & Sons can safely and properly 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.