re: dryer - gas vs electricity (240v)
26 jan 2003
>> a home "drying closet" might have a $5 humidistat that turns on a light
>> bulb or two when the rh exceeds 60%. if it's large enough, just take the
>> clothes out of the washer and hang them up there, with no further labor.
>in some other climates, it would require a fairly large closet to hold all
>the household laundry for more than a week...
hey, multiple closets. they can be cheap.
>active venting to prevent condensation damage elsewhere in the house,
not in a typical house with a few hundred watts of drying power.
>and a humidstat set much higher than 60% if it is to ever turn off
>when the drying is done.
florida comes to mind. a "dry-closet" might never turn off completely,
protecting clothes from mold and mildew.