Using a clothesline once per week, instead of a clothes dryer could save you $79 per year*
Even the newest and most energy efficient clothes dryers and washing machines are large energy users.
Changing your habits and reducing usage can save you!
Reduce your clothes drying loads
- Air-dry clothes where possible, or set your dryer to ‘warm’ rather than ‘hot’
- If you have a lot of washing and have to use the clothes dryer, consecutive loads will allow the dryer to retain heat and save energy
- Avoid putting dripping wet clothes or clothes that require different times to dry together
- Remember to check energy rating labels when buying a new clothes dryer
- Use the spin cycle on your washing machine and then air dry your clothes
Reduce your washing machine loads
- Run your washing machines when full
- Wash clothes in cold water. The higher the water temperature, the more energy you use
- Use the shortest wash cycle and water level where possible
- Use the spin cycle and then air dry your clothes
- Consider using a front loader to save energy and water
- Remember to check energy rating labels when buying a new washing machine