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Old 11-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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How much do you save by line drying?

I wash dipers every other day. And usually dry on medium for approx 70 min. just wondering how much I could save if I line dry everything.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: How much do you save by line drying?

I live in an apartment so I save $1.25 a load if I line dry.
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I don't know for sure. Mine say lowhea so that takes longer versus no electric use......
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I don't know for sure. Mine say lowhea so that takes longer versus no electric use......
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I heard that your dryer is 50% of your electic bill. How many loads of diapers do you do a week?
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I live in an apartment so I save $1.25 a load if I line dry.
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I heard that your dryer is 50% of your electic bill. How many loads of diapers do you do a week?
wow- is that true? And I have no idea, we pay 1/3 of electric and it doesn't seem to vary too much.
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Re: How much do you save by line drying?

Website explaining how to determine the cost of running any household appliance. Caution: math involved.

Just ran the numbers based on the highest wattage for a dryer and an electric rate of $.11 per kWh. If I did my math right (always an iffy proposition,) it costs $.55 per hour to run a dryer.

Assuming $.55 an hour is correct:
70 minutes is 1.167 hours
1.67 x $.55= $.64 per load

365 days in a year, divided by two is 182.5 days/loads
$.64 x 182.5 days=$116.80 annual savings
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I heard that your dryer is 50% of your electic bill. How many loads of diapers do you do a week?
Sheez that's a lot, but I don't think that's true, for us anyways. Definitely the largest part of electricity is heating/cooling. I went a whole month without having a dryer (it broke) and then the next month I used it what seemed like non-stop catching up on all of the laundry,plus our regular laundry, and our bill only went up $2. Now when it got cooler in Sept and we didn't need the ac much, our bill was half of what it usually is. There's other factors involved too, but I definitely see a change in our bill due to weather (ac/heater use), not really anything else makes a big big change. Also, we just got a brand new dryer this year, and I know older dryers, appliances in general, use up more electricity.

If anyone really wants to see how the dryer affects billing, just don't use it for 2 months I couldn't though, and only did because mine broke.
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Re: How much do you save by line drying?

About 75 cents/load. (Washing machine is 25 cents/load.) Varies from machine to machine, and city to city, but it's a good average.
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