When looking at dryers, you'll need to choose between gas- and electricity- powered dryers. For the most part, both types deliver comparable performance: both do a great job of drying your clothes, and both come in a variety of capacities with a range of special functions. The main differences are related to installation, cost, drying speed and energy efficiency. Read on for a detailed description of the differences between gas and electric dryers.
|Gas Dryers||Electric Dryers|
|Vent required||Yes||Not always|
|Cost of upkeep||Lower||Higher|
|Power requirement||Dedicated gas line||240 V outlet|
*Refer to the Dryers Buying Guide for more specific cost ranges.