By Mary Bubala

BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― Making your dryer more efficient can save you time, energy and money.

Mary Bubala reports the lint trap is an important energy saver.

If your dryer can’t provide enough heat or move air through the clothes, they’ll take longer to dry.

One of the easiest things to increase your drying efficiency is to clean the lint trap before each load.  This step can save you up to $40 a year in energy savings.

Comments (5)
  1. americanprick says:

    Better yet, how about hanging your clothes out to dry saving thousands of dollars? Oh no, that would look unsightly & offend someone? How about loudmouth neighbors & barking dogs & drunks? they bother people.

  2. kate says:

    Some people are not as lucky as you to live where there are yards, drunks ,and barking dogs. Many live in apartmeetns or in inner cities where there is no place to hang things. You must be very unhappy.

  3. ccw says:

    Or their homeowners associations do not allow it.

  4. greenman says:

    I dry most of my laundry outside on my deck using a retractable clothesline and I live in Columbia Md. There was a “right to dry law” passed on May 4th 2010 in Maryland. As long as you fold up your line or umbrella after use it’s ok. My bed sheets and clothes couldn’t smell any better and according to energy guides I’m saving .25+ cents on a 40 minute gas dryer or .60+ cents on an electric dryer. Figure how many times you dry a load per month and it’s worth the savings if you have the time. Try it out…………..

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