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Friday, August 6, 2010

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The February/March 2008 article "8 Easy Projects for Instant Energy Savings" suggested simple ways to cut costs and make your home more energy efficient. One of the suggestions was to vent the clothes dryer into the home. We tried it and loved the warmth, and appreciated the feel of the extra humidity.

Unfortunately, the extra moisture collected in unventilated places around our house and led to a nasty mold problem. We are in the process of ripping out the carpeting and the walls and ceiling of our bedroom and hallway.

More happily, we installed a thermosiphon, per "Build a Simple Solar Heater" (December 2006/ January 2007), and we love it. On sunny days here in Boulder, Colo., we can heat our entire 1,000-square-foot home from our 8-by-16-foot thermosiphon. Thanks for the great articles and inspiration.

Kassandra Brown

Boulder, Colorado

Our original article warned against the very problem you have encountered: "Caution: Gas dryers should never be vented inside, because toxic combustion products are in the vented air. Electric dryers should only be vented inside if your climate is dry--be alert for any moisture problems. "--MOTHER

Source Citation
Brown, Kassandra. "The devil is in the details." Mother Earth News Aug.-Sept. 2010: 11+. General OneFile. Web. 6 Aug. 2010.
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