Monday, July 16, 2012

Dealing with the Heat: forgo the clothes dryer

Minimize the use of your clothes dryer and other large machines that generate heat to a minimum. In addition to generating heat, every dryer contributes about a ton of carbon to the atmosphere every year. In this heat, let the sun take care of drying your clothes. They'll dry in a pinch whether they're hung inside or out, and they'll last longer as clothes dryers are hard on clothes. There are a wide variety of drying racks and clothes lines available. If you dont have outdoor access, hang clothes around the house on the backs of chairs and on door knobs or in a window or just string a piece of twine between two walls. Even towels will dry in a pinch in this heat...and you'll keep your house cooler by not heating it up with all that dryer heat!

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