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Dryers

​Natural gas dryers can help save you time and money. 

Benefits

Instant heat, instant savings

Compared to standard electric models, a natural gas dryer heats up instantly and dries clothes faster – giving you more time for things besides laundry. Plus, you could see up to 45 per cent savings in dryer energy costs per year.*

Gentle on clothes

Natural gas dryers produce a gentle heat. Some models are equipped with moisture sensors that help prevent over-drying your clothes – reducing static cling and wrinkles.

How a natural gas dryer works

Natural gas and electric dryers have similar operating mechanisms, except for the heating unit. When a natural gas dryer is turned on, electronic ignition lights a burner and the air is heated by a flame instead of an element. The warmed air circulates around the tumbling load of clothes, picks up moisture and passes through a lint trap before it's sent outside through an exhaust duct.

Before you buy

  • Think about where the dryer will be located
  • What are the dimensions of the space where it will be installed?
  • Where will the dryer be exhausted?
  • How much capacity do you need?
  • Which direction does the door need to swing?
  • Can you choose a stacked washer and dryer in the space you have?

*Based on comparison of natural gas and electric dryers, four laundry loads per week, in the Lower Mainland, using natural gas rates as of October 2013. For more details visit fortisbc.com/energycalculator.