Green Ideas from Dryer Duct Cleaning Expert

Here are some tips for saving energy in the laundry room. Clothes dryers use about 6% of total energy consumed in American homes.

Green Dryer Tips

Clean dryer ducts every year to remove lint build up and maximize air flow for your dryer to work efficiently and use less energy.

Separate heavy weight items and light weight items.

Only do full loads of laundry; small loads waste energy that could be put to use on a larger load.

When it is time to replace your dryer, select one with automatic sensors that shut the dryer off when laundry is dry. This saves on energy and prevents damage to clothing when it is over-dried.

Save money; use a clothesline when the weather is right. Let the sun and breeze dry your sheets and towels. Save money by using less energy and eliminating the need for artificially scented products.

Green Washer Tips

Most of the energy used by a washing machine is for heating water; cold water works just as well to get most laundry clean. It also extends the life of your clothing and keeps colors from fading.

Only do full loads; just like with your dryer, small loads are a waste of energy.

Use eco-friendly laundry detergents

If you buy a new washer, select an energy efficient model. Front loaders use less energy than top-loaders.

Green and Wrinkle Free

Ironing clothes is not one of the most popular chores these days; people have learned to select clothing that doesn’t require ironing. For those who choose ironing to keep clothes looking their best, there are ways to cut down on the cost.

A typical iron draws almost as much electricity as 18 100-watt light bulbs! You can save ironing time by removing clothes from the dryer and hanging them up or folding them while they are still warm.

Clothes with slight wrinkling can be hung in the bathroom while you shower and the steam will help to straighten them out.

Do not overheat the iron; this will save energy and prevent damage to clothes.

Iron only when you have a large amount; get it all done at once and save the energy it takes to heat up the iron.

Save time on ironing by placing aluminum foil under the ironing board cover to reflect heat back onto the other side of the item you are ironing.

Green efforts in the laundry room can save a lot of energy for families with children. Babies really go through a lot of laundry. The increase in laundry is a good reason to develop green habits.

Proper maintenance of all appliances is one of the biggest ways you can benefit with energy efficiency. When it comes to the clothes dryer, maintenance is critical to preventing dryer fires. Annual dryer vent cleaning ensures your dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

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