Tumble dryers are energy hungry find out how much they cost to run.
Money Savings range you could have employing this measure.
Carbon Dioxide emission range that could be saved with this measure.
Tumble dryers are probably the most energy hungry of all domestic appliances. To dry a full load of washing will cost in the region of £0.385 (0.9kg) , therefore the less you use it the more money you will save. The table below shows the annual running costs of a tumble dryer for different rates of usage.
|5 times a week||4 times a week||3 times a week||2 times a week||1 time a week||Never|
|£100.1 (238.6kg)||£80.08 (190.8kg)||£60.06 (143.1kg)||£40.04 (95.4kg)||£20.02 (47.7kg)||£0 (0kg)|
There is a significant difference each year in your electricity bill if you use your machine once per week as opposed to 5 times a week. You can save a reasonable amount just by using it once less per week. So air dry, either in doors or outside whenever you can! Mind you too much humidity in the house is not a good thing either.If you do use your tumble dryer then you can minimise energy costs in the following ways:-
- Part dry your clothes in the tumble dryer, finish them off on a clothes horse or washing line.
- Clean the filter after every use.
- Dry loads in batches to make the most of the heat in the machine, it may slightly reduce drying time.