Clothes dryer - is it the heat setting or time for most energy?
I've discovered that the "bulky items" setting on my dryer gives me better results than the "normal" setting. Clothes come out less wrinkled and softer.
"Normal" is at medium-high heat and 45 minutes duration. "Bulky items" is at medium heat and 60 minutes duration.
My dryer is supposed to have a dryness sensor and shut off if everything is dry before the alloted time. I don't know if it actually does because it's in the basement & I don't hang around for 45 or 60 minutes to see (lol).
Is it going to cost a lot more electricity to run the dryer the extra 15 minutes, or will I save that $ by the lower heat setting? Does anyone know what uses the most energy? It's an electric dryer (not gas).
And I do hang a lot of stuff out on the clothesline, but there are certain things I like to put in the dryer and often times I use it to save time, with 3 kids involved in sports & a FT job, I often am not home to hang out clothes and get them back in.