Save Money on Laundry and Keep Your Home Cool

When the Summer heat is near unbearable and you have to do laundry sometimes the last thing that you want to do is turn on the washer and dryer. There are some things that you can do to keep your house cool while you do laundry and save on the amount of money that you spend on laundry while you do it.

If you have laundry that can be washed in cool water and you have laundry soap that dissolves in cool water consider washing your clothes in cool water. You will save on electricity because you won’t have to use the water heater and your home will not get as warm because the cool water will not put off steam and the water heater doesn’t have to heat up new hot water. Even if you don’t have laundry soap that is made to dissolve in cool water you can add the amount that you need to some warm water, let it dissolve, then change the washer to cool water and add your laundry.

Dryers really heat things up, and most of the time you have to run your dryer for anywhere from 30 minutes to nearly 2 hours depending on your dryer and what you are drying. That uses a lot of electricity. Hang drying your laundry is the easiest solution to not using the dryer. If you don’t have the option to hang dry your laundry outside hang it inside and place a fan or fans from behind it and they’ll blow cool air throughout the room as well as dry your clothes. Now you wouldn’t be saving as much money if you were not already using the fans in your home, but a fan is going to use a lot less electricity than a dryer, that is for sure.

If you do your laundry at a Laundromat, then you know that the quarters that you need will just add up. Although the washer and dryer won’t be heating up your home you can cool off your home if you take your washed clothes back to hang dry and will save on the amount of quarters you would have used on the cost of using the dryer.

You might find that you don’t need to worry too much about the amount of heat that your washer and dryer are putting off in your laundry area is away from your main living area, such as in your basement, but remember by doing these things that keep your home cooler you will be saving money.

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