Talk to your landlord about replacing an old dryer

Why? Clothes dryers are a big contributor to your monthly energy bill. ENERGY STAR® certified dryers can use up to 20% less energy than conventional models due to their smart-drying features.
Benefits to your landlord:

Upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified dryer has a variety of benefits for your landlord:

  • Make the rental a more efficient and cost-effective place to live for current and future tenants.

  • Provide greater reliability and lower maintenance costs.

  • A modernized dryer can serve as an attractive selling point.

Step by step:

  1. Ask your landlord about the age of the dryer in your home and whether it is ENERGY STAR certified.

  2. Encourage your landlord to replace an older dryer with an ENERGY STAR certified one.

  3. Share the listing of ENERGY STAR certified models with your landlord. When visiting a store, you can find the ENERGY STAR logo on the product package, sales tag or the item itself.

  4. Encourage your landlord to consider the following features that save energy and make drying clothes more convenient:

  • Moisture sensor. This automatically shuts off the machine when your clothes are dry.

  • Adjustable drying temperature. Look for an "air fluff" or similar setting that uses little or no heat.

  • Adjustable drying time. This accommodates differences in the weight of clothing and the amount of time it needs to dry.

Actions you can take now:

Landlord not ready for a dryer upgrade? Try these quick actions to save money and use less energy:

  • Avoid high-heat drying cycles. Drying clothes longer on a low setting will get the job done while using less energy.

  • Try partially hang drying your clothes before using the dryer.

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