Is A Propane Or Electric Dryer Best For Me?

I think we can all agree that the chore of doing laundry is never exactly an entertaining enterprise. However, thanks to a growing number of technological advancements that have drastically increased our washing machine and dryers’ performance, control, and efficiency, it has become much less of a dreaded task. Dryers, in particular, are now available with an array of high-tech features including steam-cleaning, sanitizing, wrinkle prevention, and even notifications sent straight to our beloved smartphone. The even better news is that for those of us who have chosen or are considering a propane dryer versus an electric model, these techy enhancements are equally available.

So, the question is, which option is best for you? The main difference that should be pointed out, is in fact, how the dryer is powered. Propane dryers power their drum, fan, lights, and controls with standard electricity, but propane generates the heat. There are many reasons to consider selecting a propane dryer versus an electric dryer. Perhaps one of the biggest pros to a propane dryer is that they dry your laundered items exponentially faster than an electric dryer. Also, depending on the propane and electric rates in your area of use, the savings are far greater for a propane dryer; potentially up to 1 to 20 cents per load! If you are like so many of us that feel as though our dryer is in constant motion, then you can imagine the benefit to your bank account each month. If you’re already utilizing other propane appliances, such as an oven or water heater, partnering a propane dryer with them maximizes your propane’s capabilities and efficiency. Your propane & oil company in Maryland will be happy to discuss the advantages of a propane dryer with you!

Propane Dryers

Before you buy any type of dryer, you should consider the needs of your family, your budget, and the appliance features you most desire. We want you to consider these helpful points:

  • Dryers with moisture sensors typically shorten drying times and prevent overdrying that can shorten the life of your clothing.
  • Consider a noise reduction option if your dryer is located in or near a family room.
  • Steam cycles are a wonderful option. Just keep in mind that they require a water line for the dryer. 
  • Consider a propane-powered dryer to greater increase your efficiency, and lower your costs. 

With so many cutting-edge advancements in propane appliances, you can save yourself quite a bit of time and money. Tri Gas & Oil is here to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have about propane dryers. We will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding propane, pricing, and delivery as well! Give us a call today!


  • TriGas & Oil Co, Fuel Oil, Federalsburg, MD