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 »

It is not possible to convert a gas dryer to electric. According to the Sears parts team, the number of necessary parts that must be switched out for an attempted conversion costs as much as three new machines. In additi... More »

No, an electric dryer cannot be converted to a gas dryer. The two types of dryers use incompatible power systems. To switch from electric to gas, a new dryer must be purchased. Gas dryer conversion kits are available for... 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 »

Drying one load of laundry costs between 15 to 33 cents for a gas dryer versus 32 to 41 cents for electric dryers depending upon the utility provider, reports California's Consumer Energy Center. Gas dryers cost about $5... More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

Find replacement manuals for both electric and gas dryers by General Electric on the company's appliance website. In addition to an owner's manual, you can download installation instructions and specifications. More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

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 » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers