31 Keep Dryer Lint Trap Clean
If the moisture can easily leave the dryer through a clean lint trap then it will be more efficient and be able to run for less time.
32 Run Full Loads of Laundry
If you run full loads of laundry you can therefore put more items in the dryer at the end of each cycle, and run the dryer less often.
33 Soak Your Dishes
Soaking off the tough food stains on your dishes overnight means that the following day you can put your pre-soaked dishes in the dishwasher on an energy conservation cycle.
34 Check Your Dryer Before the End of the Cycle
Just because you’ve set the dryer for 90 minutes, it doesn’t mean the items won’t be dry before then. Checking before the end of the cycle allows you to remove the items which are dry and turn off the dryer, or let the items which need more time dry more quickly on their own.
35 Check Your Dryer Efficiency
As your dryer runs it may tangle large items such as sheets. However, if you check their progress regularly you will be able to untangle them so they can dry more quickly.
36 Don’t Completely Dry Clothes in the Dryer
Taking items from the dryer when they are still damp will help them last longer and it also means you can use your dryer less if you hang them up to dry naturally.
37 Can Your Dryer Sense Moisture?
If your dryer has a moisture sensor feature make sure this is activated as your dryer will shut off once it senses the clothes are dry.
38 Do Consecutive Loads of Laundry
When your dryer is already warmed up, keep washing to take advantage of the warmth, rather than making it heat up from cold again another time.
39 Don’t Use the Wrinkle Shield Feature of Your Dryer
If left unattended, the Wrinkle Shield will run the dryer at the end of the cycle for two minutes, every five minutes to stop the clothes wrinkling inside. If you’re out and unaware, your dryer will be running almost the entire time.
40 Turn Off Your Home Office
If you don’t want to scramble around with cables when you’re not using your office equipment, at least turn them off when they’re not in use.