Your dryer is a staple in your house that offers the convenience of fast and efficient clothes drying, especially during those rainy or winter months. Because of this, it’s essential to understand some key factors that will help you get the most out of your machine, both in terms of performance and energy efficiency.
While it might be tempting to stuff your dryer to save time, overloading can reduce efficiency. Clothes need space to tumble freely. An optimally sized load allows garments to dry faster and reduces wrinkles. Not only does an overloaded dryer run less efficiently, but it could lead to mechanical break downs.
Clean the Lint Filter
Cleaning the lint filter in your dryer is a small task that goes a long way for efficiency. A clogged lint filter can restrict airflow, causing the dryer to use more energy and potentially becoming a fire hazard. Be sure to clean the filter after every single cycle.
Use Sensor-Based Cycles
Most dryers made in the last ten years come with moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry, stopping the cycle automatically. This not only conserves energy but also prevents over-drying, which can damage fabrics. Some dryers have an option to turn this censor off, so make sure yours is set to ON.
Choose the Right Cycle
Not every garment requires the same heat level. Use lower heat settings for delicate items and higher heat for thicker materials. This ensures clothes are not exposed to unnecessary heat, which can help them last longer. Using an unnecessarily hotter cycle will waste energy.
Remember, regular maintenance can also help your dryer run more efficiently. If your dryer starts to show signs of breaking down, strange noises, or any other issues, call Express Appliance Services right away. We’re here to make sure every appliance in your home is running smoothly and efficiently. Call today!