Drying Tips

Save on Drying Time
To save on the time spent running your dryer, especially for “heavy” items like throw rugs, diapers, etc., first run an extra “spin” cycle in your washing machine. Then, add a clean, dry, fluffy towel to your dryer with the wet laundry. This can cut your drying time by 25% or more!

  • Don’t over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it.
  • Periodically inspect your dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a fire. Manufacturers recommend using rigid venting material, not plastic vents that may collapse and cause blockages.
  • Use the cool-down cycle to allow the clothes to finish drying with the residual heat in the dryer.
  • Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.
  • Clean the lint filter in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation.
  • Drying a small load reduces the tumbling effect and consequently lengthens the drying time. Add several clean, dry white towels to speed up the drying of small loads.
  • Turn your jeans inside out, so they won’t fade as quickly.
  • Most dryers have delicate permanent press cycles, which have lower settings to protect fabrics which might be damaged by high temperatures.
  • Don’t overload your dryer, as it can result in excessive wrinkling.