My local power company recently sent me an insert in my bill that gave tips on conserving energy. Many of them I already knew but one tip really helped me change the way I hung my laundry. They said that towels, jeans and other clothing that typically dries hard on the clothes line can be hung out to dry. Then, when they are almost dry (with a slight dampness) they can be put in the dryer for 10 minutes on medium heat with a dryer sheet. This will cause them to soften again.
You know what, I tried that tip and it worked. I was able to further reduce my energy costs. I hope this tip helps you reduce the costs of your electric bill too.