Iron out your problems

Any appliance that emits heat will be far more expensive to run than one that emits light or sound. You’re probably already cutting down on your heating and hob and oven use, but that iron’s expensive to use too. Cut out the problem by precision pegging! Whether you’re hanging your clothes on the washing line or airer, try to hang each garment so it has as few creases as possible. When it dries, you won’t need the iron at all. OK, there’s no escape from 100% cotton, but everything requires less ironing if there are fewer creases. According to the fair price comparison site: a tumble dryer costs 56-84p/kWh, a kettle, 84p/kWh and the iron, 22-70p/kWh.