Which costs more? Tumble dryer or heating?

(11 Posts)
WiganKebab Mon 21-Jan-13 11:01:07

One Lakeland drier ordered! How come i've only just heard about these? This could change my life - you do understand that don't you.....grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:35:34

That depends what your tariff charges, if you are on a plan that charges 23p per kwh then it's actually 11.5p per hour.

If you had cheap night rate then it's 2.5 or maybe 3p per hour used overnight.

membershipcard Sat 12-Jan-13 13:07:02

The Lakeland drier is 5p per hour.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 12-Jan-13 12:44:36

If you had a spin dryer it would get lots more water out and then you don't have to tumble dry for as long.

I worked out that my heating costs 33p plus vat to run per hour, a tumble dyer at 3kwh run for one hour on my tariff is also 33p plus vat. A 1.5kwh drier would cost me 17p per hour plus vat.

membershipcard Fri 11-Jan-13 22:18:31

You need one of these

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21736/Dry-Soon-3-Tier-Heated-Tower-Airer

It will take a full load of washing. I put it on early evening. Cover the whole thing in a duvet cover, leave on over night, switch off in the morning then take them all off when I come in from work.

Read the reviews. It is worth the initial outlay.

KristinaM Fri 11-Jan-13 22:18:17

According to this www.appliancesonline.co.uk/advice/tumble-dryers/buying-guide/how-much-is-your-tumble-dryer-going-to-cost-to-run.aspx

I spend about £110 a year as I do about 6 loads a week . In fact it will be less as I only part dry each load then hang it up.

KristinaM Fri 11-Jan-13 22:13:34

I think it would be cheaper to buy one of these heated clothes driers from Lakeland. Drying clothes on the radiators makes your whole house damp. Better to out the clothes dryer in the kitchen, open the window for ventilation and turn the heating off

DoItToJulia Fri 11-Jan-13 19:28:06

I don't know, but would hazard a guess at heating. Will watch with interest to see what other think!

YellowShoes Fri 11-Jan-13 19:27:22

It's not me was just discussing it with a friend today, she was saying how she hates having washing sliver the radiators in the winter, but can't afford to run a dryer, but leaves heating on all day, she's out 8 till 4 and its a 2 bed terrace.

KristinaM Fri 11-Jan-13 19:23:13

Depends how big your house is , how many rooms you heat, how long you are at work, what's your heating costs

YellowShoes Fri 11-Jan-13 19:08:01

If you left your heating on full all day while at work to dry washing, would this cost more or less than one load a day in a dryer?

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