However I can't line dry because of my daughter's allergies.
I wish I had the option to air dry. I could save about $30 a month now.~
Nusiance, have you tried to dry the clothes indoors? I cannot have my clothes line dried outdoors because of my allergies but I can hang them in my house without a problem. Don't know if you would have the space for it. Shower curtain rods, free-standing clothes racks, etc.
I have been line drying in the house for months now and I don't see myself ever going back. So far I only use the dryer for socks/undies/towels/bedding. When the bf visits I'm going to see if he can rig up a line for me to use clothespins that I bought for the socks/undies/towels/bedding.
I have a free-standing clothes rack, and now I'm using the huge beam that goes across my basement ceiling. It works GREAT!!! Love it. I'm short, its a tiny stretch, but who doesn't need to stretch out once in awhile, eh?
At this point I don't care about the money, I care about the fact that I was using electricity unnecessarily and costing myself money unnecessarily even if its a small amount, why waste it? But then, I enjoy the task, that matters too. If you dread it, don't bother. Your quality of life is important too. I enjoy it and enjoy the money it saves. I don't know exactly how much it cost but my electric bill is now under $80 and I can't help but think that it contributes compared to the 5-7 loads of clothes I used to dry with it.