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

Reader Contribution by Comly Wilson
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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 dry

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.