Tuesday, October 11, 2016

$ $ $ Money Saving Tip (Washing Lint Filters)

This is a great Money Saving Tip

One of the members passed this great tip to me today so I thought I would share  CCunningham writes:

This is a great tip I learned today and I thought I would share it with you so others can learn from it . The heating unit went out on my dryer!  The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something, and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.)
He told us that he wanted to show us something else; he took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like.The lint filter is made of a mesh material. Well ..the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there.It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free ... that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box ... well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very longtime (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?!Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that.


Thanks CCunningham for sharing that great tip I learned something new today and will definitely be doing this tip.

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