I'm looking at a cheaper way of drying clothes particularly in winter

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Post by Guest »

Hiya all! So with the cost of everything sky rocketing at the moment, I'm looking at a cheaper way of drying clothes particularly in winter. I have a tumble dryer but obviously they're power greedy!

I've also got drying racks too. We have a spare room and I was thinking about putting the clothes on racks with a dehumidifier in there. Are dehumidifiers cheaper to run or not?

Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thank you!! And over to you!

Post by Karen »

I bought a dehumidifier last winter and absolutely love it - my washing dried so much faster, less condensation in the conservatory and it didn't cost much to run at all. I was so surprised at how quick a load of washing hanging on the airer dried when using it.

Post by Gill »

Dehumidifiers are the best. Damp air is difficult and expensive to heat. A dehumidifier will take excess moisture out of the air, dry clothes super quick and make your house feel warmer

Post by Karen »

I bought my dehumidifier last December & love it - stopped using tumble dryer & won’t be going back!

But I do have a utility room so put clothes on airers and close the door with dehumidifier on. I also still put washing outside in winter if not raining as I am convinced to dries quicker when brought in.

And I would definitely say yes much cheaper to run. Buy one with a laundry setting - got mine on offer from John Lewis

Post by Beckie »

No matter what season it is outside... if its not snowing/raining...the washing goes on the line... bring it in to air off on clothes airers... job done!

Post by Christine »

I wash of an evening put anything I can on hangers hang them on the door frames upstairs put towels over the bannister and the clothes rack next to the radiator- the next morning usually all the stuff on hangers is dry and the bannister stuff the rack usually takes a bit longer- isn't too unsightly as it's just over night a few times a week

Post by Anne »

I dry clothes on a rack in the spare room leave the top window open you don’t need a humidifier

Post by Lara »

Dehumidifiers are great. I love ours. They are wonderful for drying clothes quicker and stop damp/mold becoming an issue when drying indoors. They're cheap to run.

Post by Rosemary »

I put clothes racks in my spare room. Clothes dry very quickly without any additional heat or humidifier. Have always done this when weather bad, otherwise it’s dried outside,

Post by Nyx »

I use a dehumidifier next to an airer, been doing this for about 7 years now
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