Not all clothes dryers are the same

Check out the Whirlpool Duet® Gas Dryer at the Ultimate New Home Showcase™

Doing the laundry used to be a huge task before the 1950’s.  If you are a baby boomer, remember your Mom’s clothes washer with a hand crank wringer? And most laundry was hung outside to dry with clothes pins on a line or downstairs in the dark, musty basement.

We’ve come a long way with advanced laundry appliances.

That said many home buyers don’t know very much about the differences between an electric and natural gas clothes dryer.

They look pretty much the same from the outside.  But what happens inside is very, very different.  Often, the clothes dryer hookup is the last feature promoted as part of a new home’s amenities.

Unlike electric, natural gas dryers provide instant heat.  Loads dry much faster. When the dryer shuts off, the remaining heat dissipates quickly, reducing the amount of wrinkling.

Gas dryers are economical and efficient. Average homeowners can dry two loads of laundry in a natural gas dryer for the amount of money it costs to dry only one load in an electric dryer.

Several homes at the showcase you’ll be touring offer the new Whirlpool 7.3 cu ft. Duet® front load Gas Steam Dryer with Wrinkle Shield™ and feature pilot-less ignition, automatic shut-off, sensor controls, de-wrinkling cycles and automatic cooling-down cycles. These features are all designed to save you money.

If you think about it, the clothes dryer is a really important choice for comfort and time management. Visit to learn more about the benefits of a natural gas home.