For many years, the Sun helped us dry our cloths. However, sun drying is not ideal for most apartments people live in today. In addition to the unpredictability of the weather, as well as the lack of space, inability to tend to them in the hours with adequate sunlight has made many city dwellers switch to other forms of drying.
Clothes dryers primarily utilize two energy sources, gas and electricity.
What is a Gas dryer
While an electric dryer utilizes readily available electric power to generate heat, a gas dryer uses household gas supply to generate heat by combustion. A gas dryer does not usually run only on gas, since it almost always needs an electric supply to run the spin cycle and operate the control circuits. Therefore, it has both a gas inlet, as well as an electric power cord.
Gas dryers and electric dryers are not particularly different, i.e. they both use pressurized hot air to dry the cloths, and runs the spin cycle and control circuits using electricity. The difference lies in the method used to heat up the air. An electrical dryer has a heating element, and a gas dryer has a combustion element. Therefore, gas dryers are somewhat more complicated than their electric counterparts.
Most manufacturers offer gas and electric dryers with similar feature sets. They look mostly identical from the outside, and have operate similarly from the point of the view of the user. The gas versions usually need a better ventilated room. Depending on the model though, there may be vent-less options as well, and these use a storage device to collect the moisture as water to be taken away.
Gas dryers usually have many safety measures due to the use of an open flame. But products from reputed manufacturers are rarely less safe than electric dryers. They usually have options for drying cycles, timers, and load sensors. It typically uses around 20,000 BTU in gas power, or 20 cubic feet of gas per hour. As was said earlier, a gas dryer still needs some electrical power for to spin and run the control circuits, and usually gets around 50-200W for this purpose from the power cord. The cost of a gas dryer is between $200-500.
Advantages of Gas Dryers
Main advantage of a gas dryer combo is the cost savings if local natural gas supply is cheaper than equivalent amounts of electric power. It is also easier to scale up, since gas power can be easily delivered at a much higher rate than electric power for most larger scale applications.
- ✅ Less Energy (Cost saving)
- ✅ Heat up and dry clothes faster than electric dryers
- ✅ Carbon FREE
- ✅ Long Lasting Durability
Disadvantages of Gas Dryers
The only disadvantage of having a gas dryer is that they are only usable with a proper gas supply, including an additional electric power supply as well. They are therefore more cumbersome to install than a simple electric dryer with a power cord. Gas dryers can have significant cost savings if you have access to cheap natural gas in your area. So if this is the case, may be its time for you to make the switch.
- ❌ Expensive initial Cost
- ❌ Less Product range
- ❌ Less functions (options)
Before you purchase a Dryer you better to compare both electric and gas dryers. After competition, depend on your requirements and stability can chose best option.
There is several type of dryers to compare such as,
Electric, Gas and Portable Dryers
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