Energy Efficient Dryer

Is it worth it to upgrade to an energy efficient dryer? Can it save you money?

Clothes Dryer Calculator

How much does it cost to
dry your clothes? Use this
tool to find out!


Select your Electricity Price:
Select your Gas Price:

Is your dryer electric or gas?
Is your dryer top or
front loaded?

How many loads do you
do per week?

How long does each load dry?


$ per load

$ per year
Your Yearly Washer Cost!
Well, yes, it can save you money. Before considering the purchase of a clothes dryer, consider the following:

  1. Can you hang dry your clothes? (its free)

  2. Do you have natural gas available? Natural gas prices in North America are much lower than electricity prices and it might make sense to purchase a natural gas fuelled clothes dryer.

Use the calculator to the right to approximate your energy usage. Change some of the inputs and you will see the impact on your yearly costs.

If you have an old top loader you will see that it is probably time to replace it (change the options in the calculator and you will see the difference in cost per year).

Note: A lot of cities have programs where they will come pick up your old appliances at no cost (if the city doesn't come the scrap collectors would love to come get your old appliances).

Energy Efficient Dryer Brands

  1. LG
  2. Whirlpool
  3. GE
  4. Frigidaire
  5. Samsumg
  6. Kitchenaid
  7. Boelter
  8. Summit
  9. Danby
  10. Zuma

Ideas to keep Clothes Drying Costs Down

  • Hang your clothes to dry avoiding the use of the dryer.

  • Use the auto dry sensing mode on your dryer and your dryer will not run longer than it needs to.

  • Wash lighter fabrics together in one load and wait to wash heavy fabrics together in a separate load.

  • Make sure your loads are full.

  • Remove the lint from the lint screen every time you use the dryer - this could save you 10%-25%.

  • Dry more than one load in a row. The dryer will still be hot from the previous load, saving energy.

  • Buy an energy efficient dryer.

  • Switch from an electric dryer to a natural gas fuelled dryer.

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