About National Hang Out Day
This day is set aside as a day to encourage communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry.
Facts about dryers and energy consumption:
- Dryers are one of the largest energy users in our homes and represent 2% of America's entire electricity consumption.
- Today’s typical electric clothes dryer sometimes consumes as much energy per year as a new energy-efficient refrigerator, clothes washer, and dishwasher combined.
- A typical household pays over $100 in annual utility bills to operate an electric dryer and $40 for a gas dryer. Homes with electric dryers pay at least $1,500 over the dryer’s lifetime for the electricity to power the machine.