One fact that is interesting to me is that drying one load of clothes in an electric dryer costs about $0.30! That adds up really quickly when you are doing a lot of laundry. We do probably 3 loads a week, so we spend about $4.00 a month just to dry our clothes. I thought about this today because the weather here in Lawrence is AMAZING, and the perfect opportunity to use my clothesline instead of the dryer! If you don't have a clothesline, try this article about air-drying your clothes indoors.
Try out this tool for yourself, you will be surprised: Electrical Energy Cost Calculator.
UPDATE: For information on the energy rates from Westar for N.E. KS: Click here for rates.
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