Posted on October 8, 2007 by
We all know that hanging clothes on a clothesline saves incredible amounts of energy, but does that mean we all hang our clothes out to dry all the time? No.
Rain, freezing temperatures, overly damp conditions, or unenlightened homeowners association codes can get in the way of hanging your clothes out to dry. If you have to use your clothes dryer, use it wisely.
Jump Start to Green says doing back to back loads of laundry saves energy. The heating elements in your dryer don’t have to heat up from cold for each load. Jump Start to Green says this can save up to $15 a year in energy costs. Not a lot of money, but every little bit counts, right? I’d rather spend that $15 on some great green moisturizer or a nice organic meal. And when you pair this energy savings with the savings from changing your lightbulbs, using draft stoppers, making the most of passive solar energy, and all the other simple changes you can make around your house, it adds up fast.
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