Clothes Dryer

The electric clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances in your home to use because, regardless of the type of dryer, the unit is still accomplishing the expensive process of creating heat. For that reason the best way to save money drying clothes is to be frugal about the amount of time your laundry is actually dried by the machine. Several methods can be used. The easiest is to put a clothing rod close to the dryer and stock it with plastic hangers. Clothing can be dried for a short period of time to remove wrinkles and then pulled out of the dryer and hung to finish drying. The bonus to using this method is longer fabric life, less shrinkage, and less static electricity. Newer machines are more efficient than older models and many come with a sensor that automatically turns the machine off when the load is dry.

To determine the cost of electricity per kilowatt hour in your state, visit the website linked HERE or get the cost per kWh from your monthly power bill. Then use the calculator at the bottom of this page.

Commonly Used Devices
60 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb
100 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Clothes Dryer
Computer System
Computer System (sleep mode)
Drip Coffee Maker (brew)
Drip Coffee Maker (warm)
Electric Blanket
Furnace Fan
Microwave Oven (Highest Setting)
Oven at 350 degrees
Space Heater (portable)
LCD HD TV - 47 Inch
LCD Monitor - 22 Inch
Device Name:
Wattage of Device:
Kilowatt Hour Cost:
Hours of use per day:
Cost Per Hour: $0.550000
Cost Per Day: $0.275000
Cost Per Week: $1.925
Cost Per Month: $7.70
Cost Per Year: $100.10
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