Can you convert natural gas dryer to propane?

Gas dryers are factory-equipped for natural gas. Most gas dryers can be converted for Liquid Propane (LP) gas, which requires an optional conversion kit. Commercial dryers convert the same as retail models. The conversion instructions are included with the LP kit, which is purchased separately if one is needed.

Can a dryer run on propane?

Yes. Propane clothes dryers can save over 20 percent in energy costs compared with electric dryers. The efficiency and cost benefits are created by the propane dryer’s higher heating capacity, shorter cycle times, and features like pilotless ignition.

Can you convert natural gas appliances to propane?

Most, but not all, appliances can be converted from natural gas to propane. The biggest sticking point is that natural gas is kept at a lower pressure, and some appliances can’t handle the higher pressure of propane even with adjustments.

Is there a difference between propane and natural gas dryers?

The pressures, heat output and design capabilities of the internal burners are different for the two types of gas. Gas dryer fuel information may be printed inside the door well. For safety reasons, propane gas dryers are often equipped with a nozzle different in diameter from standard pipe connectors for natural gas.

What is cheaper to run propane or electric dryer?

The answer is no: In most areas, natural gas and propane are less expensive than electricity, so it costs approximately half as much to dry a load in a gas dryer versus an electric one. Gas dryers typically cost 15 to 25 cents per load to dry, whereas it may cost 30 to 40 cents per load in an electric dryer.

Is it cheaper to run a propane or electric dryer?

How many gallons of propane does a dryer use?

The cost of energy used largely depends on your home energy usage. Gas dryers use about 15-25 gallons of propane per year. With the small amount of propane needed, the price per gallon is more expensive (currently about $4.22/gallon).

How much does it cost to convert from natural gas to propane?

A few natural gas utilities or companies will do the conversion for free, so be sure to ask your particular gas supplier if this is a service they offer. Conversion Professionals would charge anywhere between $150 and $300, could be more, could be less, however, most will usually charge between that.

Do I need a regulator for my propane dryer?

You need Camco Single Stage Propane Regulator – 200,000 Btu/Hr part # CAM59013 to run your dryer with a 30 lb tank. Although your dryer may have it’s own regulator so you may want to check that.