Smart Energy Tip - Be Smart with Clothes Dryers

02 September 2019

Clothes dryers are a convenient option when you lead a busy lifestyle.

A standard 5kg clothes dryer costs around 97c per load if you're using it year round*.

When considering investing in a clothes dryer, here's some great tips:

  • When possible dry your clothes outside. Fresh air and sunshine can help kill bacteria and dust mites, and may even help fade stains.
  • Make sure your dryer is vented to the outside so the moisture doesn't make the house damp.
  • If you’re going to use your dryer regularly, look for a model with an auto-sensing feature. Auto-sensing prevents over-drying which saves electricity and is also better for your clothes.
  • Thoroughly spin-dry the clothes in your washing machine first. It takes a lot less electricity to spin water out of clothes than it does to heat it out.
  • Clean the lint filter on your dryer after each load.

Make sure your home is well ventilated - contact us today to book your free home energy assessment to find out how.

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*Source: EECA's Rightware Tool - using a 5kg capacity 3 star rated dryer, 7 times a week all year round.

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