10.6 - CLOTHES DRYER
  Number of households by size of household
Two members Three members Four or more members Not stated
Households with a clothes dryer
Yes 3,929,754 A 1,972,673 A 2,943,057 A 742,155 A
No 460,858 A U U U
Not stated U U U
Size of the clothes dryer
Compact (less than 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 210,188 M U U U
Standard (greater than or equal to 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 3,568,553 A 1,764,939 A 2,727,299 A 532,029 A
Don't know 49,752 M U U U
Not stated 131,292 M U U U
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 1,345,685 A 812,935 A 1,391,842 A 233,781 M
6 to 10 years 1,087,591 A 610,887 A 857,609 A 177,144 M
11 to 15 years 757,447 A 257,641 A 373,453 A 147,391 M
16 to 20 years 277,761 A 118,552 M 137,613 M U
21 to 25 years 141,705 M U U U
26 years or more 94,574 M U U U
Don't know 173,166 M U U U
Not stated 81,857 M U U U
Energy source of the clothes dryer
Electricity 3,422,067 A 1,691,573 A 2,494,105 A 601,091 A
Natural gas 168,090 A 92,326 M 202,886 M U
Electricity and natural gas U U U U
Propane U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 288,788 A 126,701 M 165,151 M U
Households with a moisture detector in the clothes dryer
Yes 1,490,468 A 923,147 A 1,569,068 A 189,635 M
No 1,459,064 A 588,328 A 810,661 A 424,691 M
Don't know 880,322 A 393,312 A 532,054 A 116,729 M
Not stated 129,931 M U U U
Loads of clothes dried in an average winter week
One or less 453,383 A 125,426 M 111,338 M U
Two to three 1,857,488 A 612,990 A 549,498 A 344,439 M
Four to seven 1,287,336 A 865,841 A 1,368,022 A 170,963 M
More than seven 115,415 A 209,275 M 757,103 A U
Don't know 92,500 M 67,865 M 112,475 M U
Not stated 153,663 M U U U
Loads of clothes dried in an average summer week
One or less 1,194,983 A 417,644 A 505,472 A 250,797 M
Two to three 1,469,130 A 593,707 A 803,632 A 290,558 M
Four to seven 910,859 A 670,183 A 992,938 A U
More than seven 91,065 M 114,695 M 457,332 A U
Don't know 127,239 M 69,252 M 136,474 M U
Not stated 166,509 M U U U

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use