Pros – The natural gas that fuels these dryers is significantly cheaper than electricity. Also, unlike electric dryers, the gas burner heats instantly, reducing energy waste. A gas dryer dries clothes in half the time, leading to less long-term damage to your garments.
Cons – In order to use a gas dryer, you need to have a natural gas hookup in your neighborhood. If it is not available, you must either have it installed or give up on the idea of using it to fuel your appliances. If you decide to have it put in, you will need to pay for the purchase of special burners and fittings, which will add to the cost. In addition, gas dryers cost more than their electric counterparts and come in a much more limited set of designs. Whereas repairing a gas dryer usually requires the professional services of a technician, you can often fix minor problems with your electric dryer yourself.