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A project log for Thomas Atmospheric Dryer

15% of the population or 21 million in the US could save $100 a year

David ThomasDavid Thomas 05/30/2016 at 01:160 Comments


DLE3050W LG Energy Star Electric Dryer - 2.25 kwh per load

Initial Cost $699

Cost per year $117.00 per year

$00.13/kwh average with 400 Loads

*untold costs from pumping air conditioned, air from house

DLE3170W LG Energy Star Electric Dryer- 2.1kwh per load

Initial Cost $699

Cost per year $109.20

$00.13/kwh average with 400 Loads

*untold costs from pumping air conditioned, air from house

DLHX4072 LG Energy Star Eco Heat Pump Electric Dryer- 1.9kwh per load

Initial Cost $1198

Cost per year $98.80

$00.13/kwh average with 400 Loads

*untold costs from pumping air conditioned, air from house

DLG2526W LG Gas Dryer (converted to atmospheric)- .27kwh per load

Initial Cost $140 used +$100 in parts (or $799 roundabouts for a brand new model)

Cost per year $14.04

$00.13/kwh average with 400 Loads

*Does not significantly remove air conditioned, air from house

Line Drying

Initial cost free-50$

Cost per year(10 min to hang up, 10 min to bring down)

*Does not significantly remove air conditioned, air from house

Note: all data was compiled from manufactures websites, energy guides, and my kill-a-watt meter. Atmospheric Dryer calculated as, 180wX1.5hrs. If 190wX1.5hrs it would be .28kwh per load or $14.56 per year.

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