Turns out, these little woolly dryer balls are actually heroes in disguise; they do what the dryer sheets and tennis balls do, only the dryer balls do it better. They naturally shorten your drying times, reduce the static, soften the fabric, and reduce tangling.
Beside this, do tennis balls work better than dryer balls?
The belief is that tennis balls can soften items in the dryer as well as speed up the amount of time it takes to fully dry. Luckily, the trick does seem to work, so rather than resorting to a chemical-based fabric softener, you can simply toss in a few tennis balls (as long as they’re clean!).
Keeping this in consideration, are wool dryer balls worth it?
Short answer: yes they do! Dryer balls can dramatically reduce your drying times (sometimes even by 25%!!), they soften clothes, and, if used correctly, they reduce static in your laundry. Wool dryer balls are especially great, because they work silently (contrary to plastic and rubber balls).
Are dryer balls bad for your dryer?
My test results revealed that dryer balls effectively reduce drying time by 14% (from 47 minutes and 37 seconds to 41 minutes and 20 seconds) and moderately improve wrinkles. However, dryer balls don’t have any measurable impact, positive or negative, on static cling or softness of clothes.
Dryer balls removes pet hair from your clothing while you wash and dry your clothes. Dryer balls helps remove fur, hair, lint, dander and other debris on your clothes, bedding, jackets, dresses, blankets, sheets and anything that you wash and dry.
Throwing a few balls of aluminum in the dryer will fight this. The foil balls both discharge any static buildup that the clothes may experience and help keep the clothes separated, which should speed up the drying process.
Just crumple a strip of foil into a ball about the size of a baseball and toss it in the dryer with your laundry. Trust us, it works! Not only does it eliminate static, the tin foil is reusable for future loads.
Dryer balls effectively reduce the time it takes for clothes to dry, which can save you hundreds in gas and electricity over time. Dryer sheets have no impact on drying time. Dryer balls, unlike dryer sheets, are reusable, which not only helps the environment but also saves you money.