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The more laundry you do, the more you'll appreciate a natural gas dryer. Unlike electric dryers, natural gas dryers provide instant heat. That means your laundry will be done faster. Today's natural gas dryers use electronic ignition systems (instead of a continuously burning pilot light) for additional savings and energy conservation. And when natural gas dryers shut off, the heat stops immediately. Should you decide that switching to gas is the right decision for you, there are opportunities to save even more with gas equipment rebates.  


Natural gas clothes dryers range in size from 24 inches to 29 inches and generally come in three different drum sizes: compact, regular/large and extra large. Compact natural gas dryers require only about five square feet of space. Often, a stackable washer/dryer unit may provide the best fit for small laundry rooms.

Venting and Exhausting:

Natural gas dryers must be vented/exhausted to the outdoors. Clothes dryers should never be exhausted into the home because humid air could cause condensation that might damage the structure. The technician who installs your natural gas dryer should use the straightest, shortest duct pipe for venting.



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It is important to have your gas appliance installed, inspected and serviced by a licensed professional.

We recommend that you hire a knowledgeable, experienced, licensed trade professional to install your natural gas appliances. Also, remember to inquire about financing options and rebate and incentive savings on high-efficiency products.

To find a contractor, please enter your zip code below and select an appliance.


Please note: Washington Gas does not guarantee dealers’ and/or installers’ work and recommends that you check references.

Maryland customers seeking to qualify for available high efficiency equipment rebates must work with a participating contractor in the EmPOWER Contractor Network.  


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