Save Thousands by Making These Eco-Friendly Swaps

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Christine Cyr on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:20PM

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Rethink Your Clothes Drying

Save $40 in annual electricity use

Clothes dryers are typically the second biggest energy-sucking appliances (after refrigerators), according to the California Energy Commission. On average, they cost about $85 to run annually. Line drying just half of your laundry can save you roughly $40 annually. Lisa Beres also recommends reusable wool dryer balls to eliminate static cling and reduce drying time by improving your machine's airflow.

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