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Post by justsayin on Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:10 pm

I would like to get a stackable washer/dryer but I would need to get all electric. I worry about getting thrown into the dac rate and wonder if any of you has used an electric dryer and if it ran your bill up a lot. I would only do a couple loads of laundry each week. TIA for your help!

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:16 pm

Yes it will run your bill up. Use a clothesline whenever possible?

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Post by Gamina on Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:27 pm

The stackable washer/dryers are not very big. If you are used to a standard sized washer, you may end up with more than two loads a week. CB's advise is right on.
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Post by rvanparys on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:22 am

Some regular sized units are stackable. We purchased ours at Tio Sams after our all in one unit died...

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:07 am

Buy gas, not electric, you will regret it if not. Agree with CB, use a clothes line, sun is free! Most days it takes my clothes a couple of hours to dry on the line, nada mas.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:27 am

It may be worth finding out how much they will charge to run a gas line to your laundry area. It may be less than you think.

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Post by brigitte on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:33 am

I had an electric dryer and gave it away... I use the line to dry clothes most of the time and I still gave the thing away..

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Post by Wide Sky on Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:16 am

Not to mention most electric dryers use 240v and special plug, which could be a hassle to find and get installed properly.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:21 am

If you use the electric dryer 2 - 3 times a week for an hour at a time you can expect it to add 100 to 150 KWH per 2 month billing cycle. The DAC limit is 500 KWH per 2 month billing cycle so if you are currently near that threshold you can expect to go over.

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Post by gringal on Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:37 pm

Clotheslines are fine if you have any place to put 'em in the sun.  Thanks to our neighbors VERY tall recent building since I moved here, I'd have to climb to the roof to get enough sun.  So...a gas dryer saves my creaky old knees. Thumbs up However the roof does have nine solar panels on it, which I recommend.

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Post by Oldshoe on Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:48 am

We installed an electric dryer 2 years ago since it would be in our master bath and didn't want gas that close to the bedroom. Never noticed any increase to electric use and things dry faster since electric heat is drier than liquid propane heat. The motor that turns the dryer drum uses more electricity than the heater part.

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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:51 am

Oldshoe, curious if you are in the DAC with CFE?
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Post by Axixic on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:49 am

One other consideration for a gas dryer is the burner. Many/most have a natural gas burner installed, not a propane burner. Since propane burns much hotter than natural gas, over time you will damage the fabric. When I had a propane burner installed in a gas dryer it cost me 600 pesos (parts and labour) but this was several years ago - no idea what the costs would be today.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:55 am

Oldshoe, you are the first person who has ever said using an electric dryer made no difference in their electric bill. That is amazing!
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:21 pm

Axixic wrote:One other consideration for a gas dryer is the burner. Many/most have a natural gas burner installed, not a propane burner. Since propane burns much hotter than natural gas, over time you will damage the fabric. When I had a propane burner installed in a gas dryer it cost me 600 pesos (parts and labour) but this was several years ago - no idea what the costs would be today.  

When I bought my gas appliance's (BBQ, dryer and stove top) from Tio Sam's they came out upon delivery and replaced the nozzles in each one of them to accommodate the propane as all these appliances apparently were imported from Canada (Frigidaire, Whirlpool & Weber).

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