‘Wastes energy and money!’ Laundry drying myths to avoid – ‘clothes will smell’


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Also, if there is damp and mould in the home, it’s likely to contribute towards respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma (caused by mould spores and dust mites in particular). Damp and mould can affect the immune system, especially for the young and old.

Myth 2: Opening windows will solve any problems with moisture

The typical advice given to households when drying clothes indoors is to open windows so that the damp from the clothes will disappear out of the window. 

Chris explained that this approach is reliant on fresh air coming in from outside on a day when it is colder outside than inside, and the outside air is therefore warmed and dried.

While this may not create a damp problem, the expert highlighted that it would need two windows open to have an effect, but would create a cold draught. 

READ MORE: ‘Best methods’ to stop laundry smelling of ‘damp’ when drying clothes



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