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Clothes dryers

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Buy ENERGY STAR® to save you money!

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! 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. Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Key features

  • A sensor that shuts the dryer off as soon as clothes are dry.
  • An extra-low heat setting because drying clothes longer at low temperature saves energy.
  • “Heat pump” dryers consume even less energy by using and recirculating ambient heat to dry clothes while removing moisture.
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Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified clothes dryers (NOTE: you will be redirected to the US ENERGY STAR website.)

Once you find a couple of dryer models, you can compare how much energy they’ll use every year and over their lifetime using this handy comparison tool.

Helpful tips

  • Clean the lint trap after every load to increase air flow
  • Clean out the dryer vents regularly to increase air flow and reduce strain on the motor.
  • Avoid overfilling to ensure air flow and reduce strain on the motor.
  • 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.

What’s in a label?

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Clothes dryers in Canada can have two labels:

  • The ENERGY STAR symbol means the model is highly energy efficient.
  • The EnerGuide label shows the model’s energy consumption and how it compares to similar models. Learn more about EnerGuide labels for appliances.


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.

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.

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

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