Gas-burning dryers produce higher heat more quickly than electric dryers, so clothes dry more efficiently and less damage is done to fabrics. This operational efficiency confers economic benefits over electric dryers. More »

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Gas dryers cost slightly more than electric dryers upfront but cost less to run, although some people prefer the simplicity of electric dryers. Gas dryers require a gas line connection, while most electric dryers require... More »

Gas dryers are slightly less safe than electric dryers, according to Insurance Quotes. Laundry appliances were responsible for over 17,000 home fires between 2003 and 2006. Dryers caused 92 percent of those fires. Regard... More »

Gas dryers cost slightly more than electric dryers upfront but cost less to run, although some people prefer the simplicity of electric dryers. Gas dryers require a gas line connection, while most electric dryers require... More »

There is a higher demand for electric dryers than for natural gas dryers, most likely due to the lower initial cost of electric dryers. In a 2009 survey conducted by the Energy Information Administration, electric dryers... More »

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Some ways gas and electric dryers differ include their method of heat generation, their installation requirements and their initial and ongoing costs. Drying speed is another difference, with gas dryers generally taking ... More »

The reason an individual may want to choose an electric dryer over a gas dryer is because electric dryers have a lower up front cost, have several models available, don't require much equipment to operate and can be inst... More »