How much does it cost to run a tumble dryer?

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The cost of running a tumble dryer can be a real concern, particularly for those with young families or busy households where hanging out mounds of washing around the house is just not feasible.  

With energy-saving tips at the forefront of everyone's minds right now, how often we use home appliances is something we all need to think about if we don't want to be hit with eye-watering bills. While certain appliances, such as cookers and washing machines, are integral to everyday life, others, such as tumble dryers, are more convenient than essential. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.