If you use your dryer for laundry, do these two things to cut down on energy costs. First, clean the lint filter after each use; a dirty filter will force the dryer to work harder, and it's also a fire hazard. Second, dry heavier items like blankets, towels and jeans separately from lighter items that dry more quickly; most dryers have a moisture sensor setting that can default if there is still one wet item inside the dryer. Hang heavier items when they are still slightly damp coming out of the dryer; they’ll dry more quickly, and air-drying helps keeps items like towels and jeans looking better over time.
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