Your dryer uses relatively little energy, but if powered by natural gas or propane, is still contributing to pollution. We recommend that when your current dryer reaches the end of its life, you switch to an electric or heat pump dryer.

Electric vs heat pump dryers

Neither electric nor heat pump dryers burn fossil fuels and are both great options for replacing a gas dryer. 

Electric dryers will need a vent to the outside, and can typically reuse the existing venting you have. Heat pump dryers, on the other hand, don’t require a vent. Rather than sending hot air through a vent outside, they send it through an evaporator to remove the moisture, using significantly less electricity to do so. 

Heat pump dryers are gentler on your clothes than other types of dryers, helping them last longer. 

Installing in your home

If you already have a 220V outlet in your laundry area, all you’ll need to do is plug in your new appliance. 

If not, then depending on the capacity and remaining space of your electrical panel, you may need to have an electrician add or reconfigure circuits on your panel and add a 220V outlet for the dryer to plug into (learn more).

Get personalized guidance

Canopy is your personalized guide to going all-electric. We help homeowners and renters make their homes more sustainable and comfortable, all while lowering their energy bills.