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Avoid overdrying laundry

Overdrying is hard on your clothes and on your energy use

Most dryers come with moisture sensor drying. Using it will help to reduce your dryer's energy use because it will automatically shut off when clothes are dry. It also saves your clothes from overdrying which can be hard on them.

Another smart idea is to sort loads into similar fabrics to avoid uneven drying.

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* This tool is for illustrative purposes. BC Hydro cannot guarantee the exact cost amounts, actual savings, or the rates for energy sources referenced in the application. This is meant to supplement, not to replace, individual research when considering the purchase of household appliances or lighting.