Air drying your clothes instead of using a tumble dryer could save you up to £55 a year
With everyone thinking more about energy at the moment, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help save energy around the home. We teamed up with Energy Saving Trust to show you that by avoiding the use of your tumble dryer you could save around £55 a year
How to avoid using your tumble dryer?
Dry clothes outside
You may be surprised how often you can dry clothes outside. If it’s not raining, wet laundry should dry quickly when hung outside.
Dry clothes indoors
When it’s raining, you might want to consider drying clothes indoors. Use a rack with plenty of space for all your laundry. It’s important this is done in a warm and well-ventilated room. You could also try running an extra spin cycle on your washing machine before hanging to remove as much water as you can.
If you do need your tumble dryer
Consider using any lower temperature or quick tumble dryer cycles to save money. If you’re looking for a new tumble dryer, heat pump tumble dryers rated A+++ could save you £980 over their 11-year lifetime versus standard B-rated condensing tumble dryers.
How avoiding your tumble dryer could save you money
Line drying or clothes rack drying will always be the more sustainable and cost-effective way of drying your clothes. Energy Saving Trust says that avoiding the use of your tumble dryer could potentially save you £55 a year.
Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?
If you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.
Our energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit our trusted partners pages for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home - Nesta and Energy Saving Trust.
Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings based avoiding tumble drier use only in summer (3 months). Savings based on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.9p/kWh for gas and 27.4p/kWh for electricity and correct as of October 2023. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.