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Things you can do to keep Florida's Air Clean


Conserving Electricity at Work and at Home > Clothes Washing
  • Consider using a clothesline (the original solar appliance) to dry clothes.
  • Avoid doing laundry during peak demand hours (5-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.). 
  • Load washers and dryers to full capacity and wash with cold water when you can.
  • Don't use too much detergent (follow the instructions on the box); extra soap causes more suds, which makes your machine work harder and use more energy.
  • Do not over-wash delicate clothes; they don't need as long a wash cycle as work clothes.
  • Presoak heavily soiled garments.
  • Clean the lint trap before dying clothes.
  • Separate clothes and dry similar types together.
  • Dry two or more loads in a row to take advantage of the dryer's retained heat .
  • Use the cool-down cycle (residual heat in the dryer) to finish drying clothes.
  • Locate the dryer in a heated space (a cold or damp basement makes the dryer work harder and less efficiently).
  • Vent the dryer using the straightest and shortest metal duct available (flexible vinyl ducts restrict airflow, can be crushed, and may not withstand high temperatures).
  • Check periodically to make sure the outside dryer exhaust vent closes tightly.

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Last updated: June 26, 2015


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