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Subject: Re: Home power usage measurments Date: 11/27/2006 4:40 PM
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Re: the clothes dryer (electric): Does it use more power to run it on high heat, or to run it on lower (delicate) heat, and run longer?

I have a gas dryer. Also a typical watt meter like a kill-a-watt can't measure 220v devices. But...

My guess is that you should run with high heat for things that can take it. But the difference is probably small. Because, let's say that your two settings are 100% heat and 50% heat. You also have the power to run the motor that tumbles the clothes and the fan that exhausts the moist air. In my gas dryer this was about 190 watts. If the heat is full on or half on you still have this overhead to operate the dryer...even if your setting is on fluff (0% heat).

Mike

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