Those who've known me for a while on here would understand that I LOATHE tumble driers.
We turn coal into heat, into electricity at the power stations at 40% efficiency, push it down the lines, and the tumble the clothes in that electricity turned back into heat...unfortunately there's no coal fired tumble driers (not really it's smelly).
When nature provides the means to the evaporation of water from clothes for free.
Well the new house doesn't have the sun that the old place did (nearly full exposure of the line sun up to sun down at the old place), so I spent a few hundred $ to get a long line, and orient it the the best I can, but there's still only just enough sun to get most of the clothes dry (the bamboo socks never make it in one run).
So the freeby, inefficient clothes drier has been getting more of a run than I would like (I accept that zero isn't an option)...much more.
And it's dumb, you put the clothes in and set a timer...and it's easier to overset the timer to be sure they are dry than it is to go out and test them every now and then.
So resigned to that fact, Son and I went hunting for efficiency yesterday.
Heat Pump (to get that thermal efficiency back), and condensing to get/use the heat of condensation of the water that's been evaporated out of the clothes.
Miserable day yesterday, so did a full load of towels to replenish stocks, and this is how much water came out