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30 Steps to Energy Efficiency - Step 7: Air Dry Your Clothes and Dishes

4/26/2013 2:46:00 PM

Tags: energy efficiency, energy conservation, save energy, green homes, green living, cleanedison, Comly Wilson

This series of energy saving tips is brought to you by CleanEdison.

A really great way to use less energy is to air dry your clothes and dishes.While using a dryer and the dryAir drying a cat using a clothesline setting on your dishwasher can often be convenient, it requires little extra time to hang clothes on the line or open the door of your dishwasher for a couple hours. Replacing a task that uses electricity with one that does not is a no-brainer when trying to save on your energy bill — and air drying is one of the easiest ways to go.

It's also safe for cats!

If you are in the market for a new dryer or dishwasher, always remember to look for ENERGY STAR® models.

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