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-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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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 »

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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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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Gas dryers use a gas burner to create heat. Some gas dryers are fired by natural gas, while other gas dryers use liquid propane. Natural gas dryers can also be converted to use liquid propane with the proper conversion k... More »

Gas dryers use the combustion of natural gas to create heat, which a fans blows onto wet clothes that are being tumbled in the machine. Electricity is used to power the fan and tumble the contents. More »