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Old 03-19-2018, 10:28 AM
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I recently purchased a house in Texas near my son. I have an option to get either a gas or electric clothes dryer - as I have always had an electric dryer, I don't know the difference - I hear gas dryers are more efficient and dry faster, though they are more expensive to purchase. What is your experience?
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:57 AM
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I like the gas dryer - here in So. Cal. gas is much cheaper to run. I didn't know there was a price difference to purchase since we have only had gas hook ups.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:00 AM
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I've only ever had electric, so if gas is better, I don't know what I'm missing.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:41 AM
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I've only ever had electric, so if gas is better, I don't know what I'm missing.
I am with Zozee on this one. I always have had an electric one or a solar wind driven one .....aka.....clothesline!

The newer front loading electric dryers are more energy friendly. Mine is it could say 41 minutes to dry a load and finish after 20 minutes when everything is dry. My front loading washer has "senses" the dirt and weight of a load and times it accordingly on how much time and water the cycle needs.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:25 PM
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I won't buy anything but gas. They dry faster and are more efficient. I'm not aware of them costing more than electric. I also love hanging things outside when the weather permits.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:59 PM
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I have had both and prefer gas.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:11 PM
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I have only had electric dryers. I would love to install a gas WH, stove, and dryer so I could function better in case of power outage.

Best wishes on your move!
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:23 PM
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I have only had electric dryers. I would love to install a gas WH, stove, and dryer so I could function better in case of power outage.

Best wishes on your move!
if they have electric ignition they still won't work. Except for a stove - you can light the burner with a match
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:42 PM
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Gas here. Much less expensive to operate in my area, even though they do cost a little more. The extra expense is soon offset because electricity is so much more.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:59 PM
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I've only had gas so can't compare, however, when I move there is no gas unless I install propane tank. We are building the house with futures for propane but, initially, I'll be an all electric house. Not sure how well I'll do on an electric stove top....learning curve...
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