Introduction: Solar Power Clothes Dryer

About: Retired--doing important stuff in my garage.
This low-tech energy saver consists of a 20-foot length of rope and twenty or so clothes pins.

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Using a drying rack inside also works well, but it takes a little longer to dry clothes.

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The energy reduction here can be substantial. Hang-drying your clothes costs nothing in electrical usage.

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Another laundry tip is to wash your clothes in cold water. Up to 90 percent of the energy needed to wash clothes is attributed to heating the water.

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The average family will save $60 a year by washing in cold water.
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