Watts Clever? Not using a dryer for a start.

My results for a load in the dryer Hoover 5050ED:

  • 2.0 kW/h
  • 1.6 CO2/kg
  • Maximum power 1992.4 W and 1760 W when running
  • Time 42″
  • cost of electricity used 12.9¢
  • When stopped it beeps for a short time and then moves to 0.9w on standby.

Compared to washing a (slightly larger) load with cold water, the dryer is responsible for:

  • 10 x the power
  • 9 x CO2
  • almost twice the maximum power and a sustained power use of about 5 x
  • and cost 3 x more to run for about 1/3 of the time.

Time to devise a low-energy, winter clothes drying solution.

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