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Clothes dryers

An ENERGY STAR® certified clothes dryer uses 20% less energy, on average, than a standard model. Save twice by pairing it with an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer! Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Benefits of ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers

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  • A sensor that shuts the dryer off as soon as clothes are dry preventing wear and tear on your clothes from over-drying.
  • An extra-low heat setting because drying clothes longer at low temperature saves energy.
  • “Heat pump” dryers consume even less energy (saving 20-60% more than standard models) by using and recirculating ambient heat to dry clothes while removing moisture. Consumers with high clothes dryer usage and high electricity rates have the potential for large energy and cost savings. All heat pump dryers meet the criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient.


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All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified clothes dryers (You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website).

Why should you choose ENERGY STAR?

Reduce your at-home energy consumption

Save money

Keep your home comfortable

Reduce your carbon footprint

Tips for choosing an energy efficient clothes dryer

  • When choosing between similar models, take a close look at the EnerGuide label and use this handy comparison tool to learn how much energy they’ll use each year and over the lifetime of the product. And remember… the lower the number the better!
  • Clothes dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation are the best of the best – they’ll save you more energy than standard models.

How to use your clothes dryer efficiently

  • Clean the lint trap after every load to increase airflow.
  • Clean out the dryer vents regularly to increase airflow and reduce strain on the motor.
  • Avoid overfilling to ensure airflow and reduce strain on the motor.
  • Scrub the lint filter regularly if you use dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can leave a film on the filter that reduces airflow and, over time, can affect the performance of the motor. Use a toothbrush to scrub it clean once a month.
  • Sort items by thickness: dry light, quick-drying items in one load and thick items like towels or jeans in another.
  • Avoid over-drying your clothes: Use the sensor setting or, if using the “timed drying” function, experiment with the timing until you minimize the drying time needed.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Clothes dryers are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.

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