Line Drying Clothes vs. Using a Dryer

Line Drying Clothes vs. Using a Dryer

Have you considered installing a clothes line to save money on electricity or simply take advantage of the great outdoors? Think again, you may want to reconsider if you suffer from season allergies, COPD or asthma!

Pollen will stick to the wet clothing on the line. This could cause sneezing, coughing and even some very serious side effects. The line dried clothes are then brought inside and the same allergens are dispersed inside the home.

There have been some suggestions on how to combat this issue. One suggestion is to place the dried clothes in the dryer for a few minutes to remove the pollen. This will not remove all the pollen and the heat won’t be high enough to kill the allergens. This is especially true when drying sheets and blankets. Some suggest putting a dryer rack inside the house like in a garage or basement. You could run the risk of picking up car odors or a musty smell.

The safest way to dry your clothes if you suffer from allergies is to use your clothes dryer. You can save money by keeping the lint trap clean and having your dryer duct cleaned yearly. This increases the efficiency of the dryer and keeps it at optimum performance. Gas dryers are less expensive to run than electric dryers. When replacing your dryer, do so with one that has a moisture sensor. The dryer will automatically shut off once the clothes are dry.
Give Advanced Furnace and Duct Cleaning a call today and set up a dryer vent cleaning.

Have you considered installing a clothes line to save money on electricity or simply take advantage of the great outdoors? Think again, you may want to reconsider if you suffer from season allergies, COPD or asthma!

Pollen will stick to the wet clothing on the line. This could cause sneezing, coughing and even some very serious side effects. The line dried clothes are then brought inside and the same allergens are dispersed inside the home.

There have been some suggestions on how to combat this issue. One suggestion is to place the dried clothes in the dryer for a few minutes to remove the pollen. This will not remove all the pollen and the heat won’t be high enough to kill the allergens. This is especially true when drying sheets and blankets. Some suggest putting a dryer rack inside the house like in a garage or basement. You could run the risk of picking up car odors or a musty smell.

The safest way to dry your clothes if you suffer from allergies is to use your clothes dryer. You can save money by keeping the lint trap clean and having your dryer duct cleaned yearly. This increases the efficiency of the dryer and keeps it at optimum performance. Gas dryers are less expensive to run than electric dryers. When replacing your dryer, do so with one that has a moisture sensor. The dryer will automatically shut off once the clothes are dry.

Give Advanced Furnace and Duct Cleaning a call today and set up a dryer vent cleaning.
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