How to Choose the Best Clothes Dryer for your Home

By: Smart Zero Home
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When replacing your existing clothes washer, you are bound to get overwhelmed by the number of features and options being offered. Here are some of the important features that you should focus on :

    • Gas vs Electric: When deciding between the choice of fuel for the dryer, we ( would recommend a gas based dryer over an electric dryer. A gas based dryer is a lot less expensive to operate (lower gas prices). The gas dryer may be slightly more expensive to buy, but makes up for the additional cost within the first year through the resultant energy savings.

A gas run clothes dryer is a lot less expensive to operate

    • Energy Efficiency Considerations: The following energy efficiency considerations are recommended when buying and operating a clothes washer:

        • Energy Star rated dryers meet the minimal energy efficiency standards.

        • Usage: Drying towels and similar water heavy/absorbent materials (including heavy jeans) can be dried manually and can avoid the need for long drying cycles – saving energy.

        • Clean lint regularly – preferably every cycle to save energy.

        • Settings: Choose settings that ensure that the clothes are not over dried. This not only saves energy, but also ensures that the clothes are not damaged or shrink.

        • Humidity sensing dryers can shut down once the clothes have been dried sufficiently.


Here is our ( pick of the top 5 Clothes Dryers in the market.