In college, the driers in the dorm were free. I think these were only $0.25 per 5 minutes. Makes sense since these things are such energy hogs. Some people are out to kill there TVs. Me? I am out to kill our drier, hanging almost everything except the undies and socks. Not only does it save money, it is less harsh on the fabrics (not that I have anything high-end) and helps protect you from chemicals like fabric softener that causes some people to break out into rashes or hives.