Clothes Dryers: Residential Propane Applications

Equipped with powerful innovations like moisture sensors, pilotless ignition, and timed drying cycles, propane clothes dryers are a smart investment for cost-conscious homeowners.

Propane clothes dryers off er homeowners an efficient, convenient, and quick laundry solution. Compared with electric dryers, a propane clothes dryer will dry clothes faster and more efficiently. Propane dryers also off er the latest innovations such as steam cycles to de-wrinkle and freshen garments, drum lights to better see into the unit, and LCD control screens for ease of use. With propane, “laundry day” goes by a lot faster. It’s important to know that gas dryers can be set to run on propane or natural gas — just let the installer know which gas source you’re using. New home installations and existing home replacements can both use flexible corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) gas lines. CSST lines are easily routed to the dryer location to expedite the installation.

The Savings:


  • Average cost to operate is roughly $40-$80/year.
  • Propane saves about 20 percent annually compared with electric clothes dryers.
  • Available capacities range from 18,000 Btu/h up to 30,000 Btu/h, which translates into faster drying times.
  • Produces hot air with more moisture than electric dryers, which can help
  • relax wrinkles. Moisture sensors prevent over-drying of the clothes, which saves additional energy.
  • Over its lifespan, a propane clothes dryer saves over 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions compared to an electric model.