Simple Green: Clean Out The Lint Filter

Simple Green: Clean Out The Lint Filter

Jen DeRose
Jan 23, 2009

Maybe we're weird, but we've always loved cleaning out the lint filter. Which turns out, is a very green thing...

A statistic we read recently said that the average U.S. home spends $135 a year in energy costs drying clothes. And it turns out that a clogged lint filter uses 30 percent more energy to get the job done.

So next time drying on a line isn't possible and you put clothes in the dryer, make sure you get clean out any trapped lint bunnies.

photo: via stock xchang/antSthetic

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