Clothes Dryers: The Heat Is On
Drum Up Dryer Savings
Did you know that after refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers use more energy than any other appliance? Dryer efficiency isn’t regulated, and the technology doesn’t vary much among models, so when it comes to dryers the biggest energy savings come from changing the way you use your machine.
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1KEMA, Inc. for the California Energy Commission. (2010). 2009 California Residential Appliance Saturation Study: Executive Summary (CEC-200-2010-004-ES). Oakland, CA: KEMA, Inc. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/rass (p. 4).
2This assumes an electricity rate of $0.17/kWh, Calculated using the average annual household kWh dryer usage in Southern California Edison territory from the 2009 California Residential Appliance Saturation Study.
3Goorskey, Sarah, Wang, K., Smith, A. (2004). Home Energy Briefs: #6 Cleaning Appliances. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2004-18_HEB6CleaningAppliances (p. 3).
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.