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Get Better Performance from Your Propane Appliances, Part 1 of 4: Your Propane Clothes Dryer

Posted: October 4, 2017

Clothes dryer

If you own a propane clothes dryer, you’re already paying less to dry your clothes than your electric dryer-owning neighbors – and getting longer-lasting clothes to boot (since gas-powered dryers reduce static cling).

Still, you can squeeze a little more efficiency and performance from your propane clothes dryer by following these easy tips:

  1. Take advantage of your washing machine’s spin cycle – Make sure your washing machine puts your clothes through a lengthy spin cycle to minimize the half gallon or more of water your clothes may contain.
  2. Keep your lint filter clear – A clogged lint filter can add 20-30 percent to your drying time, which means higher energy bills for you.
  3. Keep dryer vents clear – Check and clean your dryer’s exhaust vent regularly.
  4. Try not to overload – Circulating air is what helps damp clothes dry quickly; make sure your load of clothing keeps enough space to keep warm air moving.
  5. Take advantage of residual dryer heat – Drying lighter clothes first allows heat to build up inside the dryer so it’s ready to handle heavier loads when the time comes.
  6. Throw in the towel – Adding a dry towel to your damp laundry wicks moisture from wet fabrics.

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Next week: Tips for propane water heaters