I've used the dryline all the way through winter. I hung the washing out on the very coldest of days and then bought it in and put it on an airer inside to get it completely dry. No tumble drier for us this winter!
Thank you for the advice. I have to say the whole concept of an umbrella style cover over a rotary washing line really works and saves pounds not having to use tumble dryer in the winter. I put my washing out to dry all year round now and just having the fresh (London) air blowing through the fibres makes the whole drying process much quicker. Even if washing is damp after a day out on the line in the winter, it only takes a couple of hours before it is bone dry. I wonder what the theory is but the Rotaire Dryline cover has made all the difference to this process. I will be in touch when the replacement cover is heading for the graveyard!
I love my old dryline but it has finally cracked... ?I wouldn't be without one now
Although you could hardly call the weather we've had recently ideal drying weather, I have to say that the results were way beyond my expectations. Here in Rotherham we've experienced a real mixed bag of weather conditions, much like the rest of the UK I suppose, everything from clear sunny days with temperatures dropping to -4c to foggy and damp. Anyway, washing left out on the line (under the Rotaire Dryline of course) for a couple of days was found to be dry enough to iron!!! No more clothes on radiators (causing condensation) or electric airers using valuable energy. Well worth the initial expenditure which will pay for itself several times over before we would need to consider a replacement (due to the robust nature of its construction).
I just want to say that I think that the Rotaire Dryline is the most fantastic invention, really the best thing since sliced bread!. I have had one for many, many years and only needed to replace it last year due to old age. I use my cover all the time as my washing is out all the year round in any weather and really could not be without my fantastic cover.