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Money Sense

How long will it take to payback?

Using your traditional airer will allow you to dry your clothes without the need for a tumble dryer. So how much will that save you?

Ignoring the cost of buying and servicing a tumble dryer over it’s lifetime, a quick bit of internet research may give you the following answer:

The average tumble dryer uses more than 3.5kw/h through the cycle.

The average UK house pays 15.5 pence per kilowatt + standing charges (last updated Nov 2013), though there are varying tariffs.

Each cycle would therefore cost 54 pence.

So if you avoid using your tumble dryer 4 times a week for the winter, say 26 weeks a year they would save £56 a year.

Every household will have it's own useage, and do your own research, but we reckon for the average family a Clothesmaid may pay for itself within a winter!