Woman's hack could slash cost of drying clothes by 80 per cent - and heat living room too

Tina Foster, inset, has revealed how she is cutting her energy bills
Tina Foster, inset, has revealed how she is cutting her energy bills

 

A WOMAN has shared a hack that could slash the cost of drying clothes by 80 per cent - and heat her living room at the same time.

Tina Foster, 48, found a way to save on energy bills by completely cutting out her tumble dryer and buying an electric drying rack.

Tina, who works as a carer, made the purchase after finding out that the electric drying rack only cost 20 pence an hour, or 80 per cent less than her usual tumble dryer.

Tina's tumble dryer costs on average £1.99 in electricity per hour.

Tina says the electric drying rack only cost 20 pence an hour

The rack dries a load of laundry like the one in the video in only about 3 hours and heats up the room at the same time.

With the drying rack, she is now saving around twelve pounds a month, and that doesn't even factor in the money she saves on heating by using it.

Tina, who lives near Bognor, said: "It's amazing, I can leave it on for about 5 hours and it won't cost a bomb."

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Tina decided to make the purchase after the energy crisis made her bills almost too high to bear on her wages, and already having given up many costs to keep afloat.

"As a carer, I receive the lowest pay. We have had to cancel luxuries such a Netflix, using Spotify etc so we can save towards the rising costs," she said.

The electric drying rack Tina uses

Tina is currently renovating a cottage, which means that heat is a big concern for her.

"We live in an old cottage which is cold! We had to use the only bit of savings we had which wasn’t a lot at all, to buy 12 rolls of insulation.

"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."

The drying rack cost £129 but Tina says that the price was worth it, considering how much she's saving from it.

"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."