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CDA Buying Advice – Energy saving tumble dryer tips

  • Make the most of your tumble dryer capacity and always fill the appliance before running a drying cycle.
  • Keep the lint filter clean to ensure maximum efficiency and drying capability.
  • Do up duvet covers before putting them in the dryer, this will prevent smaller laundry items getting trapped inside the duvet and not drying properly.
  • Use a high spin speed on your washing machine to remove as much water as possible from your laundry before putting it into the dryer.
  • Untangle sleeves and straggly items before putting them into the dryer as a large knot of clothes will take longer to dry.
  • Position the dryer in a well ventilated room to stop the machine overheating.
  • Place a dry towel inside the dryer with your wet laundry to soak up the water and reduce the required drying time.
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