Are there Energy Star clothes dryers?


Are there Energy Star clothes dryers?

Asked by Michael Anthony

I am looking to replace my washer and dryer but I have not been able to find a dryer that is Energy Star. What should I look for instead?

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William Fry's picture

Here is what Energy Star has to say about dryers:

  • All dryers use about the same amount of energy.
  • The most energy efficient method is of course the clothes line.
  • Having a washer with a high-spin cycle will result in dryer laundry going into the dryer, which can save energy.

You can also use the moisture sensor on your dryer and go for options that don't dry as much (which at our house results in few wrinkles too).

Also, clean your lint trap and make sure your ducts are clean to save energy.

For more information:

Read "What brand of washer/dryer would you recommend? We want low-maintenance, energy efficient and Energy Star compliant." a Q&A answered by Kristina Hahn.