7.8004.2 Clothes Dryer Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Laundry
Desired Outcome: 
Energy and environmental impact for drying clothes reduced
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8004.2a
Selection

Total energy use will be factored into the selection process if fuel switching is being considered

Dryer will be equipped with moisture sensor

Equipment will be selected with energy features that reduce both peak electric demand and absolute energy use

Standby losses for equipment will be one watt or less

A dryer best matched to the venting options will be selected (e.g., central location, length of vent, cost of venting)

Appliance will be covered by a minimum one-year warranty

Reduce energy use

Avoid increasing total energy use (gas and electric) when fuel switching

7.8004.2b
Installation

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications (e.g., leveling, plumbing connection, electrical connection, interior lighting) and meet all applicable codes

If existing venting does not meet the following criteria (as well as manufacturer specifications and applicable codes), new venting will be installed using the following specifications:

  • Appliance will be vented to the outside using metal-to-metal or UL UL Underwriters Laboratories listed foil-type venting material
  • Venting design will meet standards for optimal venting
  • Venting will not be constricted or blocked and should be free of lint and/or debris
  • Must be mechanically fastened to connect metal-to-metal and must not catch lint inside venting material
  • Only clamps will be used on semi-rigid metal and UL UL Underwriters Laboratories listed foil-type venting materials
  • At least 3' of the vent closest to the exterior of the house will be insulated with a minimum of R-6

All dryers, other than condensing dryers, will be vented to the outdoors

If a combustion appliance is used, combustion safety testing will be performed in accordance with the Health and Safety Chapter of the Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Housing or other equivalent practice

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the appliance will be sealed

Energy-related appliance controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information of the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Ensure equipment functions as designed

Install appliance safely and effectively

Ensure house as a whole system is not adversely affecting the proper functioning/venting of equipment

Reduce energy use

In case of fuel switching, reduce cost

7.8004.2c
Decommissioning

Replaced appliances will be recycled or removed and disposed of in accordance with local regulations, including older equipment switches containing mercury

Prevent the reuse of inefficient equipment and its components

Reduce waste

Ensure occupant health

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8004.2a
Selection

Total energy use will be factored into the selection process if fuel switching is being considered

Dryer will be equipped with moisture sensor

Equipment will be selected with energy features that reduce both peak electric demand and absolute energy use

Standby losses for equipment will be one watt or less

A dryer best matched to the venting options will be selected (e.g., central location, length of vent, cost of venting)

Appliance will be covered by a minimum one-year warranty

Reduce energy use

Avoid increasing total energy use (gas and electric) when fuel switching

7.8004.2b
Installation

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications (e.g., leveling, plumbing connection, electrical connection, interior lighting) and meet all applicable codes

If existing venting does not meet the following criteria (as well as manufacturer specifications and applicable codes), new venting will be installed using the following specifications:

  • Appliance will be vented to the outside using metal-to-metal or UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed foil-type venting material
  • Venting design will meet standards for optimal venting
  • Venting will not be constricted or blocked
  • Only screws will be used to connect metal-to-metal and must not catch lint inside venting material
  • Only clamps will be used on semi-rigid metal and UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -listed foil-type venting materials
  • At least 3' of the vent closest to the exterior of the house will be insulated with a minimum of R-6

All dryers, other than condensing dryers, will be vented to the outdoors

If a combustion appliance is used, combustion safety testing will be performed in accordance with the Health and Safety Chapter of the Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Housing or other equivalent practice

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the appliance will be sealed

Energy-related appliance controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information of the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Ensure equipment functions as designed

Install appliance safely and effectively

Ensure house as a whole system is not adversely affecting the proper functioning/venting of equipment

Reduce energy use

In case of fuel switching, reduce cost

7.8004.2c
Decommissioning

Replaced appliances will be recycled or removed and disposed of in accordance with local regulations, including older equipment switches containing mercury

Prevent the reuse of inefficient equipment and its components

Reduce waste

Ensure occupant health