Plaster removal advice requested
What you are planning can be done. Shim the studs after removing all the plaster/lath from the area to have new drywall. Reason being; the studs were cut and sawed at the mill, then installed "green" or just air-dried for a few months (minimal)-- they are different thickness if you measure them. The plaster fixed this being installed with a straight-edge using "screed boards"; against another board; always at the bottom/top and around windows/doors called "plaster grounds". Kiln-dried (think uniform dimensions) lumber happened later with most platform framing along with drywall, rather than plaster. Your taper should know to shim the union perfectly, leaving room for the mud/tape joint. Be sure he uses paper tape and setting type compound for maximum strength against cracks later.
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!