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Clothes Dryers

Last Updated: 09/18/17 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

A machine designed to dry fabrics in a tumble-type drum with forced air circulation

Product Details
  • Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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Life Cycle Cost Savings
Under the final version 1.1 specification, ENERGY STAR residential clothes dryers will use, on average, approximately 20% less energy than required by minimum efficiency standards effective in 2015. If all residential clothes dryers sold in the United States met these new requirements, the utility cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and more than 22 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 2 million vehicles.
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance

The final version 1.1 Energy Star Clothes Dryer specification applies to residential gas, electric, and compact dryers. It incorporates the definition of Clothes Dryer with a Supplementary Drying System.


The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program identifies the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR in particular product categories. Product categories were selected and recognition criteria were established to ensure that products that receive this recognition demonstrate efficiency performance that is truly exceptional, inspirational, or leading edge. New in 2017, there are Most Efficient criteria for standard and compact size electric or gas clothes dryers. The Most Efficient criteria exclude:

  • Commercial clothes dryers
  • Water-cooled ventless clothes dryers
  • Combination all-in-one washer-dryers
  • Residential clothes washers with heated drying functionality