Energy Efficiency Features
Before you buy
Key things to consider:
- Choose the most energy-efficient dryer you can and ensure it has moisture sensors that will turn it off when the clothes are dry - a dryer that runs longer than necessary uses more energy than necessary.
- Ensure you’re buying the best-sized dryer for your home – if they’re too big or too small they’re going to be inefficient and more expensive to run.
How to save on laundry day
Try some of these ideas and to make your dryer even more energy-efficient
- Separate lightweight, easy to dry fabrics from heavyweight hard-to-dry fabrics so drying times are consistent in the load.
- Don't overload the dryer - clothes must be able to tumble freely for the fastest dry times.
- On the other hand, avoid drying less than full loads.
- Dry loads one after another to take advantage of the heat already in the dryer.
- Don’t add wet items to partially dried loads.
- Keep the dryer door closed to keep the heat in.
- Clean the lint screen before every new load.
Install your dryer in a warm area - drying times are longer in an unheated garage or utility room.