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macman wrote: »
I can't imagine why MSE Guy is perpetuating this stupid myth by starting a 'debate' that has been done to death on here every time the weather turns chilly!
Might as well start a thread on whether Neil Armstrong really walked on the moon...
richardsoffice wrote: »
“Should I use a tumble dryer, or place washing on an airer with heating on? . . . A. An airer is better because tumble dryers use a lot of energy.” :think:
Martin, are you aware that drying cloths on an airer is one of the BIGEST causes of damp in people’s homes (especially flats) If you must dry clothes indoors in the winter use a tumble dryer which is rigged to vent outside either via a preinstalled vent, or a hose hung out of a window.
I am a property landlord and I see this time and time again, drying clothes in a modern well insulated and draft proofed property without a power fanned vent such as from a tumble dryer causes black mould within the property this mould gives off spores that affect the occupants health especially young children this can lead in extreme circumstanced to developing pneumonia.
!!! Please remove this dangerous and ill-founded advice from your latest Martin’s Money tips!
howee wrote: »
But this is money saving and tumble dryers waste a lot of money 30-50p per hour. Agree about mould (I perform property surveys), and the advice should also come with a caution (in some cases), especially "if" there has been mould or damp issues.
grahamc2003 wrote: »
My tumble dryer is cheap to run and wastes precisely zero energy.
It's AAA of course, and condensing, and it's run at night on e7. It uses 1.8kWh per cycle with straight from the machine spun clothes, which costs me 10.6p. Because it's condensing and is situated in the living area, the 1,8kWh it consumes contributes to the room heating. In fact, it is much better than my storage heaters for that amount of heating, because it dries clothes as well as heating the room.
If the washing has been on the line for a while but not fully dried (typical in cold/damp weather), then it uses 1kWh to dry.
I've measured the consumptions several times now, with an accurate enough plug in monitor (much more accurate than an Owl or any other clip on device) - mainly because it is lower than I expected.
howee wrote: »
But it's not running all the time that's the reason my bills are low £56 per mth (4 bed detached 10yr old), the heating only kicks in if its needed, I was in on Sunday and the heating never kicked in. The same applies at night it does not kick in unless its bitterly cold outside. The digital stats are fantastic as the temp only has to vary by .5 degs before it cuts in which means you don't get variations in temp like you do with an old mercury switch type.
Of course if you prefer to go cold before the heating comes back "only another hour throw me a blanket" then that's fine but not for me.
oldskoo1 wrote: »
Half the cost of broadband router use by turning it off overnight when it isn't used.
oldskoo1 wrote: »
I'm really struggling to believe your house looses no heat at 20c for an entire night when the outside temperature was around -1 to 2c depending on where you live.
david29dpo wrote: »
Lets cut the chase.
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