If it is time to replace your dryer, there are many questions and considerations that arise when looking to buy a new one. What is the best dryer brand? Should I get a gas or electric dryer? What washer and dryer features to look for? Check out our helpful guide that answers these questions so you can find the right dryer to fit your needs.


Gas or Electric

One of the most common questions homeowners ask is, “Is a gas or electric dryer better?” The answer comes down to two things: energy savings, and the design of your home.

Gas dryers can save you a significant amount of money on your energy bill. Installing a new dryer that runs on gas, however, will require putting new gas lines into your home.

Electric dryers can easily be installed and many models offer exceptional energy efficiency.

Dryer Capacity

The next thing you will want to consider when buying a new dryer is the capacity. The two most common dyer sizes are 25” and 29”.

Compact dryers are 24” in size and are ideal for condos or small living spaces.

Think about how much laundry you create and base your purchase on how many cubic feet you will need to stay on top of large loads.

Oversized dryers offer upwards of 7 cubic feet, while compact models have around 3 cubic feet.

Measure your Space

Whether you want an oversized dryer or a compact dryer, it is important to measure the space first.

This will ensure that your dryer slides into your laundry room without any hiccups.

Measure the height and width of the space, accounting for any counter overhang and anything that may be above the dryer such as shelving.

Performance Considerations

Are you the kind of person who does several loads of laundry a week or are you a minimalist who does one load on a Sunday evening?

Whatever your laundry habits, this will have an impact on how quickly your dryer gets your clothes clean.

A high-performance machine is ideal for people who are doing multiple loads and need clothes to dry fast.

High-efficiency dryers have a variety of sensors that monitor moisture levels as well as temperature and energy efficiency.

Many high-performance models also come with wrinkle-free features so you can ironless.

Varying Features 

Dryer technology has improved significantly over the years. There are more features than ever to help clothes dryer faster and more efficiently.

These can help reduce energy consumption and help better monitor dryer temperatures preventing damage to clothes.

Consider a dryer that offers press care which helps the dryer cool down towards the end of the cycle and reduces the number of wrinkles.

Design, Colour, and Brand Options

When buying a new dryer, consider what appliances you already have at home. It is nice to have appliances that match in color and brand.

For example, if you already have a stainless steel washing machine at home, then you may want to consider getting a matching dryer.

Choosing a good and reputable brand is also important. Do some research online to determine which brands have the best price, energy efficiency, and longest lifespan. 

Installing Your New Dryer

The friendly technicians and Fix It Right Appliance can help you with installing a new dryer. We install and service all makes and models including gas and electric dryers, so you can feel confident knowing you are working with a team who can do a professional installation. Contact us today to learn more about any of our appliance repair or installation services.

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