Propane in Your Home: CLOTHES DRYERS
clothes dryers are available with all modern fabric care options and
time sensors that stop the drying cycle at exactly the right time.
However, their outstanding benefit is the fact that they can complete
the drying task in about three-quarters of the time it takes electric
dryers, a tremendous money-and energy- saving advantage. This is particularly
important in areas where seasonal electric rates prevail and electricity
prices increase significantly in the summer.
clothes dryers do the job better, more efficiently, and for less money.
Over the long run, this can amount to substantial cost savings for
the homeowner. This is a selling point builders cannot
afford to overlook.
High performance propane-fueled dryers are available in a variety of
styles. They are designed to be space-saving, convenient, and economical
propane dryers will fit alongside conventional washing machines.
Widths vary from 28”-33”, and heights from 40”-44”.
Air may be vented through the rear, side, or base of the unit. Drum
sizes also vary. A regular-sized drum of six cubic feet will be
adequate for an average family of four, while sizes of eight cubic
feet and larger will handle heavy operation.
smaller homes, "stacked" models can be a good choice.
This space-saving option has a dryer and a washer together in a
single upright unit, allowing them to be installed in virtually
any room in the home.
Dryers' Energy-Efficiency Features
High performance propane-fueled dryers are available with a number of energy-saving
features. To ensure that the home owner will have the
most energy-efficient propane dryer, install units that incorporate the following
Sensing Controls: These sensors are located in the dryer drum or
the vent. They detect moisture levels and shut the dryer off when
the selected level of dryness is reached. Pilotless Ignition: This
feature eliminates the need for an energy-wasting standing pilot
light. Polymer-Coated Drum Seals: This special coating ensures that
heated air will not escape from the drum during operation. Multiple
Temperature Setting Controls: These controls save energy by allowing
for temperature settings to be varied according to fabric requirements.
Diagonal Airflow Pattern: This option provides faster, more thorough
drying at lower temperatures.
Cycles: Allows the user to operate the dryer for short time intervals
when only damp-drying of clothes is desired.
Other features designed to enhance efficiency are: accessible lint filters, cool-down cycles and after-tumble cycles. Features such as these also add operating life to the unit and reduce maintenance costs.
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