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Wena Tina Does Not Like Dryers

The “Saving Electricity” website reports that the average dryer uses 3.3 kilowatt hours of energy and estimates an average of 11 cents per kilowatt hour. A small load of clothes takes about 45 minutes in the dryer, so the cost of that load is $0.36.

Some dryers are electric and others run on gas, but electric dryers notoriously consume more energy than gas dryers do. Overall, dryers in the U.S. emit 32 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and use 43 billion kilowatt hours and 443 million therms of natural gas.