Reduce Electricity Use of Your Clothes Dryer

Tips to save money and electricity while using out clothes dryer and hot water heater.
April/May 1999
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/reduce-dryer-electricity-use-zmaz99amztak.aspx
Even small savings add up.


ILLUSTRATION: FOTOLIA/YAEL WEISS

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