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Why you can't dry washed laundry in a tumble dryer for a long time: the answer will surprise you

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Modern technology has made everyday life much easier. Washing machines and tumble dryers have become indispensable in many homes.

We often pay attention to the water temperature, washing mode, etc., but we don't always think about how excessive drying can affect the condition of fabrics. That's why House Digest told us more about it.

What could be easier than loading the laundry into the tumble dryer and pressing the start button? However, like any other device, it has its own peculiarities of use that cannot be ignored.

Drying laundry in a tumble dryer for too long can lead to a number of undesirable consequences. Of course, more modern models can detect when the clothes are dry and automatically turn the machine off, but if you don't have one of these, you need to be more careful.

Damage to fabrics

Some tumble dryers will dry your laundry for as long as you set it even if it is already completely dry. This will cause it to shrink and lead to fading and general wear and tear.

Turn off the appliance before your clothes start to get too hot. Also choose a short drying cycle with a lower temperature.

Why you can't dry washed laundry in a tumble dryer for a long time: the answer will surprise you

Bills

If you keep drying clothes that are already dry, it can add significantly to your utility bills. Tumble dryers actually consume quite a bit of electricity. Therefore, the longer you use them, the more you will have to pay at the end of the month.

Environment

Tumble dryers are responsible for a large amount of household carbon dioxide emissions. So, if you are concerned about the environment and want to try to reduce your carbon footprint, take your clothes out as soon as they are dry. If your laundry is still a little damp, then instead of turning on the drying cycle again, it is better to hang it outside.

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