Air-Dry Your Clothes to Save Energy and Prevent Shrinking

April 21, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Many clothing labels recommend air-drying in order to prevent shrinking or damage to delicate fabrics. But skipping the dryer is an easy way to save energy as well. According to calculations done on TerraPass's blog by air-drying just half of your loads of laundry you can save about $64 in energy costs and conserve more than 1,000 pounds of CO2. 

 

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To make skipping the dryer a little easier, check out these drying racks:

 

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WindowDry Clothes Drying Rack, $50

 

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Retractable Clothesline, $13

 

 

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Real Simple Adjustable Drying Rack, $40

 

 

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Accordion Drying Rack, $30

 

 

How often do you skip the dryer and hang your clothes to dry?

 

Related:

8 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

10 Painless Changes You Can Make for a Greener Home

6 Simple Energy-Saving Home Fixes

 

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