Hey all, Just thought I'd pass this along for anyone who's interested. In the summertime we pretty much only dry clothes on the line outside, but in the winter we've always relied on a clothes dryer. So I know this is not a new idea or anything, but this year, since our woodstove is in the basement, and because we're finally getting our basement to the point where we can move around down there, we decided to hang a couple of clothes lines and see if it would be useful to do so. At first we figured it would be one of these things where you maybe get a couple loads dry in the space of a week. No major savings, but something to play around with at least. Honestly I didn't think it would have that much of an impact on our electrical bill. We've been doing it through the month of November and December so far, and the impact it has had on our electrical usage is pretty nuts. We've been living in this house for 4 years now and haven't changed our habits all that much, so I've got a pretty good handle on our electrical use. In November, if we're not burning wood, we typically use around 2500-2600kWh of electricity. Last year we did burn wood for heating and managed to get it down to ~2250kWh. This year in November, we again started burning wood for heat, but also started hanging our clothes in the basement. Electrical usage in November was 1252kWh In December - a month where we have in the past used in the range of 3000kWh, our electrical use was ~1600 kWh. I'm more than happy to admit that a portion of this may be more related to environmental factors (i.e.: weather) as well as other changes in practice, but that is still a pretty huge decrease in electrical consumption. A rough estimate puts our electrical savings at ~2400kWh, which at our current rate here in Newfoundland is ~ $289. As far as turn around on drying clothes, we haven't had a problem. We can pretty much have 2 washer loads hanging at a time and they dry within 24 hours tops. Anyways, that's about it. Hope this is useful information to anyone reading.