Green Living Ideas: Clothes Drying – Help minimize climate change and reduce your bills

Green Living Ideas:   Clothes Drying – Help minimize climate change and reduce your bills

 What it takes:  EASY – Habit change

Use sensor drying instead of timed drying on your clothes dryer. This ensures the dryer will automatically shut off when clothes are dry1. This feature saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes from over-drying.

Use the low heat setting for clothes drying unless high heat is needed for sanitation purposes. Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy1.

When extra sanitation is required consider hanging clothes outside in the sun. The sun is just as effective as bleach and considered to be one of the toughest killers of germs2.

Run full loads. Run full, but not over packed loads.

Use the high speed spin or extended spin option on your clothes washer. This will decrease the amount of time it takes your clothes to dry.

What you get: Reduces energy bills, drying time and wear and tear on clothes.

World Benefit: Reduces the pollution created from generating energy you no longer use. 

References: 1) https://www.energystar.gov/products/appliances/clothes_dryers

2) http://www.medicaldaily.com/laundry-bacteria-could-be-your-clean-clothes-ways-reduce-germ-growth-your-wash-253557

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