Getting More from Your Propane Appliances, Part 1 of 4: Your Propane Clothes Dryer

Posted: October 4, 2017

Clothes dryer

If you own a propane-powered clothes dryer, you probably already know that it dries clothes faster, costs less to operate, and produces less static cling than an electric dryer (if you didn’t, you do now!).

But you can squeeze a little more efficiency and performance from your propane clothes dryer by following these six tips:

  1. Spin, spin, spin – Your clothes can contain a half a gallon of water or more. Make sure your washing machine puts them through a lengthy spin cycle to minimize that amount before drying.
  2. Clean your lint filter – A blocked lint filter can extend drying time by 20-30 percent, which means higher bills for you.
  3. Unblock dryer vents – Clean your dryer’s exhaust vent regularly.
  4. Avoid overloading – Damp clothes need air between them to dry quickly and completely.
  5. Dry lightweight items first – Building up heat in the dryer using your lighter clothes will help dry heavy loads dry faster.
  6. Add a dry towel to your damp clothes – A dry towel wicks moisture from wet fabrics, helping them to dry more quickly.

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Next week: Tips for propane water heaters