Follow the Instructions in Your Dryer’s Manual
Your dryer comes with an owner’s manual,
and you should read it. While we can give general advice that works for most
dryers, the truth is that every machine is different. Follow the specific
advice for your machine over any other advice you are given.
Divide Laundry by Fabric Weight
Many people sort their laundry by color.This makes sense to prevent a redshirt from turning your whites pink, buttoday’s clothing is very often color-safe. If that is the case, then you shouldbe sorting based on weight. This is because lightweight fabrics dry much fasterthan heavy fabrics.
If you have a lot of heavy fabrics within a
load that is otherwise light, then your dryer has to keep drying until all the
heavy things are dried. If you put lightweight items together, they can dry
more quickly and require less time.
Clean Out Your Dryer
You should clean the lint out of your dryer
after every single load. If not, lint can build up and become trapped within
the cracks and crevices of your dryer. Even small amounts of lint can build up
as time goes on and can make your dryer less efficient. Poorly sealed doors can
also lead to mold growth and longer drying times.
Lower the Heat and Drying Times
You do not need high heat for every load of
clothing. Each load needs a different amount of time-based on the amount of
clothing within it and what is in it. If you’re not in a hurry, lower the
temperature and set it to a 40-minute cycle. If that’s not done, then you can put
it back in for another ten minutes.
Air Dryer When Possible
If it’s a nice day and you have light
clothing, consider letting it air dry. Not only does this help lower wear and
tear on your dryer, but it reduces energy use, and it can help prolong the
lifespan of your dryer. You don’t have to do it every time for it to make a
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