Even though an outdoor clothesline is the most energy-efficient way to dry laundry, a dryer is a necessity for many people. To maximize the efficiency of your dryer, try locating the machine in a warm room rather than a cold basement; when warmer air goes into the dryer, it needs less energy to heat up. Also, separate clothing based on drying times; heavy, damp towels should be dried separately from quick-drying fabrics. Also, avoid drying items like nylon and athletic wear; they can shrink in the dryer and they dry quickly when hung.
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