Things you can do to keep Florida's Air Clean
- Consider using a
clothesline (the original solar appliance) to
- Avoid doing laundry during peak demand hours (5-9 a.m. and 4-7
- 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
- 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
More Things You Can Do
April 19, 2012