Line Drying For Linen Life
We all know that dryers not only use air to dry our laundry, and they also use heat to speed up the drying process. But did you know that this heating process will naturally shorten the life of the fabric? On the other hand, line drying is an air-drying process that is gentler on your laundry.
The line drying process will naturally help to extend the life of your linens. So if you’re looking for a big benefit of line drying, this one alone is a deal-breaker. After all, the average American spends $1700.00 a year on clothes. Just think about the savings that you could have if they didn’t wear out so quickly.
Dryers are natural energy hogs when it comes to the appliance department. This is mainly due to the fact that they use heat to operate. It costs approximately 50 cents to dry a load of laundry in an electric dryer. And the cost of the actual dryer is around $1000.00. The dryer will only last an average of 15 years, and then you’ll be buying another one. So let’s do the math to see how much it could cost you to dry your laundry for 15 years.
- $.50 x 5 loads of laundry a week = $2.50
- $2.50 x 52 = $130.00
- $130.00 x 15 =$1950.00 + 1000.00 = $2950.00 just to do your laundry for 15 years.
But, line drying costs absolutely nothing but time.
Other Benefits of Line Drying
So while the cost savings are a big help, there are other clothesline drying benefits as well. And one of the largest ones is that it will help to reduce the wrinkles that naturally come with drying in a dryer. Not only will this save you time, but it will also save you the cost of using an iron.
Another benefit is the clean fresh smell of air drying your laundry. There is nothing that can compare with towels and sheets fresh off the line. If you suffer from allergies, Spot Laundromat offers you indoor line drying options.
Please check out our other blog article for clothesline tips and tricks that will save you time too.