Slash the cost of drying your clothes by 80 percent with woman's ingenious hack


The tumble dryer is one of the most expensive utilities in the home. It costs, on average, £2 an hour to use. These costs will add up over the winter and inflate your energy bills.

However, another gadget could slash the cost of your energy drastically, costing only 20p an hour.

Tina Foster, 48, has told Britons she is swapping to using an electric drying rack to dry her clothes. This is a huge 80 percent cheaper than the tumble dryer.

Tina said: “The tumble would cost an average of £1.99 per use (hour) the heated airer is less than 20p per use (hour) so we will make our money back within months.

“I think we will save an incredible amount not using the tumble dryer which is the only other way to dry washing if the radiators aren’t on.”

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The hack comes after another homeowner shared how to dry clothes without a tumble dryer. 

TikTok user Ann Russell, who has amassed a following of 2.1m, shared a simple yet effective way to dry your clothes while saving money.

She explained that all you need is “a fan” and a regular drying rack.

How much will your home utilities cost this year?

Go Compare’s data predicted how much these household appliances will cost this autumn and winter.

  • Shower for five minutes – 30.33p to 45.50p
  • Heated towel rail per hour – 13p to 26p
  • Hair dryer for five minutes – 8.67p
  • Ironing for an hour – 72.80p
  • Dishwasher for an hour – 54.60p to 78p
  • Boiling a kettle for three minutes – 7.80p
  • Tumble drying for an hour – £1.04 to £1.56
  • Washing machine for an hour – 62.40p to 67.60p


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