Need to replace clothes dryer – what technology?
My wife informs me that our electric clothes dryer is nearly kaput. Should I replace it with the same kind?… as I understand the technology hasn’t changed in years. I also hear of newfangled tech like condensing (ductless) dryers, heat pump dryers, and of course gas dryers.
What is a efficiency / cost savings / payback period of these alternatives? We live in New Hampshire, so heating-dominant climate. Electricity costs me $0.17/kWh, propane is currently going for $1.90. Would probably cost $200 to bring a line over to that side of the basement.
We are a family of five and do a LOT of laundry – my wife estimates 6 loads/week.
What do you think?