Gas vs electric dryers

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by cogitate, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. blues

    blues Been here awhile

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    Gas is dirt cheap right now and, according to Boone Pickens, has bottomed out and heading back up. But should still be cheap for some time. We run gas everything FWIW.
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  2. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    One advantage to electricity is that it can be generated by multiple sources. (Wind, solar, geothermal, pedaling,...) With gas, that's it. Gas.
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  3. blues

    blues Been here awhile

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    And...?
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  4. adam_c_eckhardt

    adam_c_eckhardt halfway there

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    And....

    If all your appliances are electric and incentives are strong to throw some PV panels on your roof or a wind turbine in you back yard it's as easy as installing the panels.

    If that same thing happens with gas appliances those PV panels don't really give you the bang for the buck.

    And if you care at all about emissions electric appliances powered by renewable energy is about as good as it gets. The only emissions you really have to worry about are the ones it took to produce said appliances and PV panels.
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  5. blues

    blues Been here awhile

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    I don't think it is that easy, if it was I'd be doing it. Plus typically the energy
    density is insufficient to make it practical in many locations. If you look into it in some depth you'll find all of the options have draw backs except conservation.
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  6. adam_c_eckhardt

    adam_c_eckhardt halfway there

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    What is so hard about it? What is stopping you from doing it aside from money?
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    AND a good reason to go all electric. Adding gas to the bills might leave you holding the bag if the tenant bugs out since you are on the same property.

    My house that I just purchased is all electric, from the builder. I don't mind, but have the option to add gas later since it is already plummed for it.

    Jim :brow
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  8. OaklandStrom

    OaklandStrom Long timer

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    Buy a gas drier, and switch it to LPG. Have the tenant buy bottles of propane. :evil
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