Okay, so the title is a little over-the-top, but I am super-proud of the clothes line that I designed and built for our house. The lines reside in the overlook from the first to second floors taking advantage of the natural air flow there. I had its location and design in mind from the very beginning. Hannah was skeptical at first that we could get along without a dryer, but she is a convert now. It has worked beautifully. If the clothes aren’t drying fast enough, which happens when it is humid, we turn on the ceiling fan above the clothes line.
hopefully you’ve considered the added moisture load to your building envelope (air/heat exchanger in the summer?) Great idea in winter for sure.
During the summer, the windows are pretty much always open, so the added moisture shouldn’t be staying in the house. What I did contemplate was the effect evaporative cooling might have on the heat load for the house during the winter. In the end, I decided the cooling effect didn’t warrant any design changes.
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what a creat ideal