Decreasing temperatures, Increasing Power Bills

Decreasing temperatures, Increasing Power Bills

The winter months are here and with it comes the dreaded increase in power bills or maybe not so much?

Winter is the time when we default to increased use of the Clothes dryer. Did you know that your clothes dryer is one of the biggest energy hogs in the typical home?, the dryer usually consumes more energy than the dishwasher, washing machine or even the refrigerator. 

Handy Tip no 1

Pre-dry your clothes on your washing line outside, alternatively have a line set up in the garage. If you have space for a drying rack inside, you can pre-dry your clothes for a while and finish them in the dryer to ensure that they’re soft and fluffy.

Handy Hint no 2

Keep It Clean. It’s important to clean the lint filter after every load. Not only does a clogged filter reduce your drying efficiency, it can pose a serious fire risk. But lint gets all over the place, and it’s a good idea to do a deep cleaning every few months.

Handy Hint no 3

Consider investing in a low energy rated dryer. Go to Consumer New Zealand for a detailed investigation into the best dryer for your family.

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