Ditch that tumble drier and save &&&s

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Found 18th Aug 2010
I've been doing some testing this summer, using a rotary clothes dryer instead of the tumble drier - using an electrical meter to measure the savings.

They're really quite significant and, whilst I knew the tumble dryer would use a lot of power, I didn't realise quite how much it added up.

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If you have a dog as well you can also save on shoe leather - no need to take the dog for walks, just attach the lead to the dryer & hey presto! the dog can run for miles without you having to leave the house. This also helps you to dry clothes on days when there's little or no wind!
cis_groupie

If you have a dog as well you can also save on shoe leather - no need to … If you have a dog as well you can also save on shoe leather - no need to take the dog for walks, just attach the lead to the dryer & hey presto! the dog can run for miles without you having to leave the house. This also helps you to dry clothes on days when there's little or no wind!



Oooh, nice...does that work with toddlers too?
Ive found that if I eat only one doughnut a day instead of 30 doughnuts a day, I usually lose a bit of weight.

Add to that, I dont seem to use so much toilet paper!?
i hate tumble driers but when we have such crap weather its hard to use..saying that i only use it for towels, blankets and underwear
when were you born ro53ben...I've always hung washing out in summer. As long as its not raining it will dry. We don't have a tumble dryer because they cost so much to run. We have a clothes dryer line in the spare room and a dehumidifier for the wet days and during winter. Dries in a night.
ilovepink

i hate tumble driers but when we have such crap weather its hard to … i hate tumble driers but when we have such crap weather its hard to use..saying that i only use it for towels, blankets and underwear



No reason why you can't use an indoor dryer for underwear and towels, although blankets can be a bit big. I'm just shocked I may be spending up to £10/mth on tumble drying!
lumoruk

when were you born ro53ben...I've always hung washing out in summer. As … when were you born ro53ben...I've always hung washing out in summer. As long as its not raining it will dry. We don't have a tumble dryer because they cost so much to run. We have a clothes dryer line in the spare room and a dehumidifier for the wet days and during winter. Dries in a night.



I actually used to put washing out for my mum but after 10yrs of living in my own flat without a garden, kinda got out of the habit and stuck with the dryer when we moved house.

Any idea how much your dehumidifier costs to run?
whatsThePoint

Does not using something work for others things to save electricity or … Does not using something work for others things to save electricity or just tumble dryers?



Well, not using the oven might...but it would be a little hard to cook without it. Not many times you have such a readily available alternative.
I turn all my clothes into kites

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lumoruk

when were you born ro53ben...I've always hung washing out in summer. As … when were you born ro53ben...I've always hung washing out in summer. As long as its not raining it will dry. We don't have a tumble dryer because they cost so much to run. We have a clothes dryer line in the spare room and a dehumidifier for the wet days and during winter. Dries in a night.



+1 - I love hanging the washing out whenever I can. Also use the conservatory which is like a greenhouse and its dries really quickly. Have about 4 clothes horse so my place is like a chinese laundry in the winter.
I hung my clothes out to dry but they were all stolen.
Really need a garden for this sort of activity as they are easy pickings on a city centre street
check how much it cost to run your electric kettle and then you will go without tea/coffee
boabbyrab

check how much it cost to run your electric kettle and then you will go … check how much it cost to run your electric kettle and then you will go without tea/coffee



nah 9.5Kw shower is worse
boabbyrab

check how much it cost to run your electric kettle and then you will go … check how much it cost to run your electric kettle and then you will go without tea/coffee



That's already on my website actually - both the kettle and the Tassimo coffee maker.
kaks26

+1 - I love hanging the washing out whenever I can. Also use the … +1 - I love hanging the washing out whenever I can. Also use the conservatory which is like a greenhouse and its dries really quickly. Have about 4 clothes horse so my place is like a chinese laundry in the winter.

You shouldn't dry clothes inside the house, can cause damp and mould problems and affect your health
goldmax

You shouldn't dry clothes inside the house, can cause damp and mould … You shouldn't dry clothes inside the house, can cause damp and mould problems and affect your health



hum all good points if I didn't have a dehumidifier.
ro53ben

No reason why you can't use an indoor dryer for underwear and towels, … No reason why you can't use an indoor dryer for underwear and towels, although blankets can be a bit big. I'm just shocked I may be spending up to £10/mth on tumble drying!



only in the winter i use it, to dry those things as i am in a 1 bed flat adn will be using the airers to dry all our clothes lol
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