How Much Does Replacing or Repairing a Dryer Cost?
Last Updated: January 11, 2022
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Dryer Installation Prices #
It seems like we take these things for granted…until they're broken and we don't have the use of one. It wasn't all that long ago that people didn't have the luxury of drying their clothes in a machine. I can still remember being a kid and seeing a giant clothes line set up in my grandmother's back yard. Maybe I'm getting old but that's the truth.
No matter what age you are you can't deny the benefits of having a functional clothes dryer in the house. It makes life easier.
Electric Dryer vs. Gas Dryer #
The performance between electric dryers and gas dryers are the same. There's really no difference. When it comes to cost, gas is cheaper in most cases. However, you need to check with your local electricity prices and gas prices to confirm the truth of that. Prices do vary from area to area. Also, if you are buying a dryer for an existing setup, what you have now may determine what you will buy next. If there was an electric unit previously it's not going to make sense to set it up for a gas unit at a minimum cost of $1,000 for a plumber to do that. You'll be best off sticking with the existing setup.
Electric Dryer Prices #
An electric dyer costs $250 to $2,000. They range in size from 6 cubic feet to 7.4 cubic feet.
Gas Dryer Prices #
Gas dryers cost a little more than electric dryers for the least inexpensive models. However, the cost difference between the two is negligible so it should not affect your decision in choosing gas vs. electric. They start at $375 and top out in price at $2,000. They range from 6.0 cubic feet for the smallest size to 7.4 cubic feet for the deluxe models.