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Re: OT: Saving energy

 On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:25:51AM -0500, Ben Holland wrote: 
> Shouldn't it use the same? 

No.  There will be heat loss due to heating up the mass of the dryer drum, 
and the mass of the clothes affects heat retention as well.  I think there 
are actually quite a few difficult to measure variables here. 

I suspect the easiest way to test this is empirically.  Take your white 
and colored loads, dry them separately and measure the time for separate 
drying.  Then wet the exact same loads and dry them together. 

The shorter time is probably your more energy efficient method, provided 
your dryer is doing tricky things with internal temperatures that might 
affect gas/electricity usage. 


children are luxury goods.                                 <peter rogers> 

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