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Save Money and Energy When Drying Your Clothes

As energy costs keep rising, there are simple things we can do in our homes to save energy and money. By using your clothes dryer properly you can lower your utility bills and even minimize your greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some tips on how to save energy when using your clothes dryer.

  1. Clean the lint filter: Make sure to clean the lint filter after each load. A clogged lint filter can reduce airflow, making the dryer work harder and use more energy. And did you know lint is highly flammable? It's so flammable that you can use it as a firestarter.
  2. Dry full loads: Only run the dryer when you have a full load of laundry. Running the dryer for smaller loads wastes energy.
  3. Use the moisture sensor: Many newer dryers have a moisture sensor that detects when clothes are dry and automatically shuts off the dryer. This saves energy and prevents over-drying.
  4. Use the right cycle: Choose the right drying cycle for your clothes. Delicate clothes should be dried on a low heat setting, while heavier fabrics can handle higher temperatures.
  5. Use a dryer that's ENERGY STAR-certified: New ENERGY STAR dryers use 20% less energy than older machines. And bonus, they're much quieter.
  6. Use a clothesline: Consider using a clothesline to dry clothes instead of the dryer. This is a completely energy-free way to dry clothes and can save a lot of energy in the long run.
  7. Use wool dryer balls: Dryer balls help separate clothes in the dryer, allowing air to circulate more efficiently. This can reduce drying time and save energy. Try our organic wool dryer balls for a faster drying cycle, softer clothes, and a toxins-free alternative.