Here are some essential questions you should ask your heat pump clothes dryer installer before your appliance is put in:


Where can I put the heat pump clothes dryer?

Switching to a heat pump clothes dryer is an opportunity to rethink your laundry configuration. Consider moving your washer/dryer to a more convenient place.

Can the washer and heat pump dryer share the same drain?

Yes, but it might require an adapter. Make sure your installer knows how to configure the washer and dryer to share the same drain.

Do I need to add a 240-volt outlet?

Most heat pump clothes dryers are only compatible with a 240-volt outlet. If you don’t have one available, one will have to be installed by a licensed electrician.

Cost & Timing

What is the installation price and what incentives are available?

The cost of a heat pump clothes dryer can range in between $1,000 and $1,500 for compact or full-size dryers. However, the operating costs of a heat pump clothes dryer can be less than half of that of a conventional electric dryer.

There are incentives available to residents in Massachusetts wishing to upgrade to an electric clothes dryer. Depending on your electric provider, you may be eligible for different incentive programs.

  • Mass Save®/ENERGY STAR Rebate: You may be eligible for a $50 rebate for an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump clothes dryer. See the ENERGY STAR website for details and submit your rebate application through Mass Save.
  • If you are served by a municipal electric company, visit your electricity provider’s webpage to see if it offers incentives for heat pump clothes dryers.
What will it cost to seal off the dryer vent hole and cap the gas line, if necessary?

Be sure to factor these two important tasks into any installation costs. Capping a gas line can cost around $150.

What should I do to prepare for the installation?

Make sure you understand from your installer if there is anything you need to do to prepare to have them working in your home.

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