Eco Minute July 16, 2014

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Be An Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Hanging your laundry on a clothesline will save a lot of energy. The clothes dryer is one of the biggest energy users in your home, using anywhere from 6 – 10% of home energy use, coming in just after refrigerators and washing your clothes in hot water.  Hanging your clothes on a line instead of using the clothes dryer saves energy, money, wear and tear on your clothes, can connect you to the outdoors and might even help you meet your neighbors.  

You say you live in a local subdivision and your homeowner’s association claims the covenants prohibit this?  Tell them that Florida has had a “right to dry law” since 1995.  These laws are a growing trend and in the last few years about a dozen states have enacted them.