Why not take advantage of the power of the sun to dry your clothes outside? In my neighborhood, the homeowner's association doesn't allow clotheslines (something that I hope will change soon), but you can buy folding racks at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Costco, Target, etc. While I can't put sheets on these racks, I can dry everything else including towels, which saves a lot of energy compared to using the automatic clothes dryer. On a hot summer day, clothes can dry pretty quickly. Towels will come out looking more crispy than fluffy, but they will still be soft to use, and the smell of clothing dried in fresh air is fantastic!