Upgrade to an energy-efficient heat pump clothes dryer

We like all types of electric clothes dryers, but we especially love heat pump clothes dryers. Heat pump clothes dryers use less energy, don’t require ventilation, and are gentler on clothes.

Why do it?

Electric dryers don’t burn fossil fuels or release carbon pollution, and heat pump clothes dryers are the most efficient type of electric dryer.


When your current dryer is near end-of-life.

Who is this for?

Homeowners and renters.

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Will I need to do any electrical work to install a heat pump dryer in my home?

If you have an electric dryer already, you should be good to go. If you have a gas dryer, you’ll likely need a new 240 Volt circuit with a 20–30 Amp circuit breaker. Check out our panels and wiring page for more details, or consult an electrician. If you want to free up more space on your electrical panel, look for a 120 Volt ventless dryer.

Many models come with a hose for draining the water into an existing drain, but some come with a water tank that will need to be emptied after use.

A common recommendation is to size your dryer with about twice the capacity of your washing machine. Many heat pump dryers are compact (4 cubic feet), although there are some full-size heat pump dryers with a 7.4 cubic foot drum that are comparable to regular vented dryers.

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