I hang out laundry in the warmer months and our electric bills for the summer (especially May and September when we don't even need window fans) are the lowest bills all year. I HATE having to use the dryer at all. Heating costs during the winter are so high I refuse to pay any more to the utilities in the summer than is absolutely necessary. Welcome to Vermont.
Same here -- we use a clothesline all spring, summer, and fall, and only use the dryer in winter or during extended periods of rain. In fact when I lived in Vermont we used indoor drying racks in the winter and I did fine without a dryer for about 30 years; we bought our first dryer just a couple of years ago.
I must admit I do like having a dryer, especially for flannel sheets in winter, which take days to dry on the racks. And clotheslines are prohibited in some neighborhoods, unfortunately.