Dryers and washing machines are some of the worst energy guzzlers.
A dryer could have a power rating as high as 3 kW. This means that an hour you run the dryer is equivalent to using 30 LED bulbs of 10 W rating for 10 hours a day – essentially the daily entire lighting requirements of 4-5 houses.
It makes a heck of a lot of sense for you to spend time to figure out how to minimize their use.
Not only does this save you a packet, it does the world a good lot of good.
A pretty good lot of good.
Just by being careful and smart, we can easily do with less energy consumption for our dryers and washing machines.
If each household reduces the use of dryer and washing machine each by about 15 minutes every day, that would be about 2 kWh savings per household. If 500 million households worldwide could accomplish this reduction, that would be about 1 billion kWh reduced per day, or about 400 billion kWh reduced per year.
The world consumes a total of about 20000 billion kWh of electricity every year.
The above actions on dryers and washing machines alone would cut down the world’s electricity consumption by about 2%.
Electricity generation contributes about 40% of total CO2 emissions. Thus, the world using washers and dryers a bit more efficiently alone would reduce 0.8% CO2 emissions annually.
Not a bad feat, really.