Natural Gas Dryers - Product Overview
a Natural Gas Dryer works
The natural gas burner instantly raises the air temperature in the dryer
drum when the unit is started. The warm air is gently circulated through
the tumbling clothes, soaking up moisture before passing through a lint
trap and then to the outside by your vent.
Loads of features
Features available on natural gas dryers answer every laundry need.
Natural gas dryers have exactly what you need to dry your clothes
exactly how you like them.
Built-in sensors turn the dryer off when the clothes
are dry to your specifications. This prevents over-drying and can help
preserve the life of your clothes by stressing them less. A bonus of the
built-in shut off sensor is your energy savings!
An electronic ignition system is what controls today’s
natural gas dryers instead of a continuously burning pilot light. The
result? Even more energy savings.
Multiple sized dryers help you choose the right sized
model and use the right amount of energy. There are three basic sizes of
Compact models have the
same features as full sized models but are designed to suit smaller
homes and laundry day needs. They save space and energy but, like any
dryer, can cause excessive wrinkling and the poor operation of moisture
sensors if overloaded
Regular sized models are
designed to handle average sized loads but are less efficient with
larger than usual loads and bulky items
Extra-large sized models
have a capacity to dry as much as 14 pounds of wet clothes but can be
less efficient in drying small loads
Most natural gas dryers operate on a burner with an
input rating of 22,000 BTU/hr.
Like all dryers, natural gas dryers must be exhausted
safely to the outside of the home. This venting removes the by-products
of combustion, primary water vapour and carbon dioxide. For the most
flexibility, choose a dryer that gives you a few venting options – from
the back, side or bottom.
Each dryer comes with a lint filter that needs to be
cleaned with each load. Failing to empty the lint trap results in
lengthened drying times by restricting the flow of wet air to the
There are generally 3- 6 temperature and fabric
settings on a new natural gas dryer. Customizing your laundry is easy
with permanent press cycles, end-of-cycle signals, delicate cycles and
air fluff settings. Often you can choose the level of ‘dryness’ you
want. This is handy if you like to iron clothes when they are slightly
damp or when you want to ensure that jeans are completely dried and
ready to wear.
Automatic shut-off is an exceptional energy saver and
is standard on most natural gas dryers. When your clothes have reached
the desired dryness the moisture sensor in the dryer automatically shuts
the dryer off. This can save you up to 15% in energy costs compared to
timer style shut offs.