Can You Convert an Electric Dryer to a Gas Dryer?

No, a gas dryer cannot be converted from an electric dryer. The power systems of the two types of dryers are incompatible. To move from electric to gas, it is necessary to acquire a new dryer. There are available gas dryer conversion kits for converting natural gas dryers to use liquid petroleum gas.

If the space where the dryer is kept does not already have a gas line, one must be constructed. This is more difficult and costly if there is no gas line to the residence. Professional contractors are ideally suited for this task, which requires dig site approval from the local utility providers to ensure that no electrical or water lines are compromised in the digging area.

Propane and butane are common liquid petroleum fuels used to power dryers. These alternatives to electric and conventional gas dryers generate heat more efficiently than other dryer fuels. Both types of gas dryers are more efficient than electric dryers, resulting in quicker drying times and less clothing wear.

Another benefit of liquid petroleum dryers is that they do not require the installation of a municipal electric or gas hookup to the home. The usage of a propane tank to fuel a dryer does not need digging or connecting to the electricity grid or gas lines.

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