Did you know?

Your electric clothes dryer can consume as much electricity as an efficient new clothes washer, refrigerator, and dishwasher combined! By installing the TrickleStar© DryerSaver™, it turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry which conserves energy and saves money over the regular timed drying cycle.

#1 Wash with cold water

Where possible pre-soak clothes and then wash clothes with cold water. Heating water is one of the largest consumers of power in the home. Using cold water can substantially reduce the energy required to heat water and save money. What's more, cooler washes help preserve the colours of your clothes for longer.

#2 Wash with full loads

It goes without saying that full loads are a more efficient use of both energy and water, apart from being less polluting by using less detergent. Where possible, wait an extra day or two to get a full load.

#3 Spin dry

Use the high-speed or extended spin cycle in the clothes washer. This removes as much excess moisture as possible and means you will be using a lot less energy to dry the clothes when using a clothes dryer. This applies for both electric and gas dryers.
A happy mother doing the clothes drying with her daughter by her side
TrickleStar DryerSaver

#4 Install a TrickleStar® DryerSaver™️

Drying clothes with an electric clothes dryer is especially power intensive. Many older electric clothes dryers are installed with timers and have no humidity sensors so they tend to run for much longer than needed, wasting power and damaging your clothes. Many newer electric clothes use older generation temperature and humidity sensors which are less accurate and can foul over time, leading to needless over-drying. A TrickleStar® DryerSaver™️ is a simple, easy retrofit device to all electric clothes dryers, preventing overdrying and lowering energy bills.
A worker smiling after completed the maintenance service for the dryer

#5 Service your dryer exhaust duct

Ensure your dryer exhaust duct is cleaned regularly to avoid the risk of a duct fire and speed up drying times.

#6 Select similar items to wash together

This can save energy especially during the drying cycle. Items such as towels, bed linen and clothes all dry at different speeds as they have different materials, sizes and thickness. Having half a load that is dry whilst the other half of the load is still drying is inefficient and results in longer drying times.
Fresh clean white sheet drying on washing line in outdoor

#7 Use a clothes line

Where possible and if you live in a warmer climate, use a clothes line and let clothes dry naturally in the sun and warm air in the summer months. It's free and far less energy intensive than using a gas or electric clothes dryer.