At Express Appliance Repair, our experience extends to just about every dryer under the sun. As you can imagine, we’ve accumulated a lot of insight from providing maintenance, repairs, and replacement work for a wide range of dryers from either of your two main possibilities. Not surprisingly, this degree of understanding has brought homeowners and others to ask us to choose between gas or electric dryers. Is there a clear winner in this arena?
The truth of the matter is that there isn’t. We can’t offer a universal answer to the question of electric dryers vs gas dryers. This is a subject that has a lot of particulars that you will need to keep in mind.
To reiterate: We can’t just choose one over the other, as there is really no such thing as a clear winner, if we’re going to be objective about choosing electric dryers over gas dryers, or vice-versa. What we can do instead is highlight the various strengths and weaknesses of each choice, and then leave the decision up to you.
Why? To put it simply, we just don’t know what kind of experience you’re going to need. The strengths and weaknesses of gas/electric dryers are such that we can’t just blindly assume your needs will be met flawlessly by one type of dryer or the other. If you’re building the home of your dreams, or are just replacing some of your appliances, you will need to check over the pros and cons of gas dryers very carefully. By the same token, you will want to also understand the pros and cons of electric dryers, as well.
You certainly want to make the right call. While you can probably have either one in your home, it remains a good idea to research this subject carefully. You want something that will be efficient, give you the best energy savings, and work with your specific needs and home type. No one wants to waste a bunch of money on a dryer that is only going to be but so useful. This is something our appliance pros at Express Appliance Repair run into once in a while. The problem comes down to the fact that they chose the wrong type of dryer for their situation.
You can avoid that scenario easily. Just keep in mind everything we’re about to discuss. This includes a serious look at the advantages and disadvantages of gas dryers. From there, we can check out the advantages and disadvantages of electric dryers, as well.
But let’s start with a brief comparison of these choices.
Later in this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of your choices in more specific terms. For now, let’s create a basic understanding of just how different these two possibilities can really be:
This hould give you an idea of why we can’t just give you a straight answer. When you break things down, the choice becomes much more subjective than you may have suspected. You can accomplish a lot by matching up those considerations above to what you are looking for.
A gas dryer utilizes a gas burner to create the necessary heat for drying. An 110V outlet is generally going to be used in conjunction with the gas dryer. The cycle starts when the sensor in your motor sets the igniter to light, after it has reached its full speed.
Here are some more details on the pros and cons of a gas dryer:
In order to make sure you choose the best dryer for your needs, we also need to take a closer look at everything you may not like about owning a gas dryer:
We understand the main appeal of electric dryers: Simplicity. However, is that factor more important than anything else?
Perhaps, depending on your situation. Even so, it’s helpful to take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of electric dryers:
As we mentioned before, our expertise at Express Appliance Repair means we have to consider all of the particulars to this issue very carefully. While the electric dryer has more cons than the gas dryer, it doesn’t mean you should opt for an electric dryer. Those cons can vary from one homeowner to the next, and it’s important to understand that your experience with an electric dryer can be completely different from the experience someone else has.
When you weigh the pros and cons carefully, it should be easy to figure out your best bet. You will naturally want to keep your budget in mind. Money will likely drive a great deal of your decision-making process, but it shouldn’t be the only thing that moves you in one direction or another. While people certainly have their preferences, remember that their preferences are not going to automatically mean your preferences.
To be sure, if you have any questions, you can certainly contact us for more information. We can explore all of these things in greater detail. For example, remember that when it comes to manufacturers, you will find that most companies offer choices that cover both electric dryers and gas dryers.