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My quest began when someone told me that Germany has a law prohibiting clothes dryers to vent to the outside. If true, a dryer venting inside a home would produce two energy-saving and environmentally-friendly effects: it would help heat the home in the winter, and it would encourage people to dry their laundry outside in the summer.
DD In the US all dryer vents are available with a simple and inexpensive lever that vents the dryer exhaust either to the outside or the inside. In warm humid weather you switch to outside vent. In the cold dry Winter you vent inside. This device has been available for about $20 for about as long as I can remember. Jeeze, I can't believe this is an actual serious discussion.
I can't believe I am actually reading a thread on the Green Way to dry clothes. I grew up in rural Ohio and my mother always dried cloths outside in the summer, and in the back room in Winter. Air dried clothes are to dryer clothes as beluga caviar is to frog roe.However, given the very first chance, I don't know ANYONE who fills their mouth with wooden clothes pins versus an automated dryer. In fact, I would pay BIG time to have air dried laundry, but I have never heard of anyone that offers that service. Gee. Why IS that? After all, its SO much better for the environment!What a bunch of simps.