It's hard to beat the benefits of a gas dryer. They're less expensive to run than electric models and easier on your clothes because of their shorter drying times. Also, gas dryers can have the same perks as electric models, including smart capabilities, moisture sensors, and touchscreen control panels.
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Considerations when choosing gas dryers
Size and capacity: Gas dryers come in a variety of sizes. A standard full-size dryer typically has a 7.3- to 8.3-cubic-foot capacity, but there are compact models with 3.5-cubic-foot capacity all the way up to models with 9-cubic-foot drums. Measure your laundry room before buying to make sure you've got enough space for the model of your choice, and then think about how much capacity you need. If you want to wash bedspreads and blankets or if you have a large family, a high-capacity dryer will save you time and money. However, for small families, an efficient compact model may work just as well.
Control panel: Control panels may be as simple as a few dials or as complex as a touch screen. The more features the dryer has, the more complex the control panel tends to be. You may want to keep an eye out for models with a lighted control panel, which give you visibility even in dim laundry room conditions.
Cycles: Depending on your laundry needs, you may or may not require your dryer to perform a long list of cycles. You can accommodate more fabric types with extra cycles, but you'll pay extra for them too. If you'll use them, it'll be worth it, however. Here are a few of the most popular cycle options:
Air dry: No heat for delicates