Mother Earth News Blogs > Green Homes

Green Homes

Building for the future, today – combining the best of historical wisdom and modern technology.


30 Steps to Energy Efficiency - Step 15: Empty the Lint Trap on Your Dryer

By Comly Wilson


Tags: ,

The following energy-saving tip is provided by CleanEdison.

OK, you’re having a busy week, so today we’ll give you an easy one. I’m sure many of you already do this, but if you don’t, you’re just wasting money and creating a fire hazard.For quick drying, toss your freshly washed kitty in the clothes dryer for a few minutes.

After every load in your clothes dryer, cleaning the lint screen improves the air circulation, which means that the system will work more efficiently — and run on less energy. In order to really get it all, periodically use the long nozzle tip on your vacuum cleaner to remove the lint that collects below the lint screen in the lint screen slot of your clothes dryer.

cleanedison logo small