Reduce Electricity Use of Your Clothes Dryer

Tips to save money and electricity while using out clothes dryer and hot water heater.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
April/May 1999

Even small savings add up.
ILLUSTRATION: FOTOLIA/YAEL WEISS


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MOTHER'S readers send in their best tips.

To really save electricity, remove the 180° loop from your dryer vent hose. This will reduce the drying time by a quarter—and 5,600 watts x 10¢ a kilo watt = 56¢ an hour, or 15¢ a load. Or, to save $5 a month, put a timer on your hot water heater to shut it off at night.

Larry Parker
Albany, Oregon








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