Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR dryer
Clothes dryers use more energy than any other household appliance and they are a big contributor to your monthly energy bill. If you are planning to replace your clothes dryer, choose one that can help reduce your energy costs and make drying your clothes more convenient.
When it's time to replace your clothes dryer, consider an ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency model. These dryers utilize energy saving settings such as moisture sensors and low heat modes that can save up to 20% on energy costs.
A full-size electric certified dryer saves $215 in energy bills over the life of the product. An ENERGY STAR certified washer/dryer pair will save even more energy and money while doing your laundry. Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR incorporate advanced technology and functionality to get significantly more water out of your clothes in its final spin cycle than a conventional model. This makes it easier for clothing to dry in an ENERGY STAR certified dryer using less heat. Less heat means energy savings and reduced wear and tear on your clothes caused by over-drying.
Get the most efficiency from your ENERGY STAR certified dryer by considering the following:
- Sensor Drying - use sensor drying, not timed drying. Dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR incorporate advanced moisture sensors to help reduce their energy use by automatically shutting off when clothes are dry.
- Low heat setting - longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look in the informational materials shipped with the product for which cycle was tested for certification and how the dryer's other cycles or settings may use more or less energy.