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Use the perma-press cycle

By Recyclebank |
This employs a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. Rather than using heated air, the dryer uses cool air to finish drying, saving you energy and money.
A dryer's perma-press setting uses less energy and therefore produces fewer greenhouse gases than other settings.

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Using your dryer's perma-press cycle helps you go green because…

  • It uses less energy, and therefore creates fewer carbon dioxide emissions.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average household dryer consumes 1,079 kilowatt hours per year, which amounts to 2,224 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2). The permanent press cycle — also known as the cool-down, perm-press, or perma-press cycle — uses cool air, rather than heated air, for the last few minutes of a drying cycle. Because the dryer is not heating the air, it uses less energy than full-heat settings, reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

An added benefit to choosing the perma-press cycle: since less heat is used, the amount of wear-and-tear on clothes is reduced.

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