As regular readers of this blog will recall, back in September my tumble dryer broke and managed to fry clothes. I decided to go green and to adopt the age old solar powered dryer method (and on wet days Aga powered drying). I had done it. Become used to pegging clothes out.
There were a few hiccups. Value washing lines tend to break in the wind. I am very happy now with the large Brabantia rotary and coverI found at Lakeland, combined with the four tiered indoor dryer (again from Lakeland) and the wooden airer over the Aga (got that when we moved in 14 years ago).
However, how much was I saving? A good tumble dryer costs around £300 plus, particularly as I wanted a condensing one. So I knew I had saved money by purchasing my various implements about £150.
But what about the running costs? How much was I saving electricity? I had my answer yesterday when my electric bill arrived. Because I pay on direct debit and they adjust the bill after seeing the consumption, they will be refunding me over £240. I worked out that it was a £1 a day saving on electricity (approx). They have also lowered my bill by £20 per month but the calculation still contains tumble dryer usage.
All in all, I am glad that I did this.