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The Ultimate Energy -Efficient Dryer Design Quiz
by Staff
Dryers use a lot of electricity. But when shopping for a new dryer, there are certain features you can look for that will minimize the amount of energy your dryer guzzles. There are also tips and tricks you can use to save on drying time. Take our quiz to discover them all.

How much energy do dryers use?

  • 500 kilowatts
  • 1, 000 kilowatts
  • 10, 000 kilowatts

What is the minimum efficiency percentage an appliance needs to have to get an Energy Star label?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent

What does a dryer use to dry clothes?

  • heat and steam
  • heat and moisture
  • air and heat

What can the tumbling motion in a dryer be compared to?

  • whipping air into egg whites
  • the washing machine's agitation
  • a roller coaster ride

What dryer feature helps to save electricity?

  • the efficiency of the air puller
  • the size of the tumbler
  • a moisture sensor

Which manufacturer has designed a top loading dryer?

  • Maytag
  • Fisher Paykel
  • Samsung

What is the most efficient type of dryer?

  • high efficiency (HE) dryers
  • front loaders
  • the clothes line

If you use dryer sheets, what do you need to remember to do?

  • Separate them before your put them in.
  • Clean the lint screen thoroughly.
  • Use non-flammable ones.

What level heat is needed for regular clothes drying?

  • low
  • high
  • extra low

If you have heavy items, how can you decrease the amount of time they will be in the dryer?

  • Squeeze out any excess water before putting them in the dryer.
  • Put them in on the highest setting.
  • Hang them on the line to dry first.