Are your clothes not drying the way they used to? Are your energy bills higher than they used to be? The problem might be related to your dryer. The exhaust vent and the dryer ducts may be clogged with lint buildup or other debris. You need to have these issues taken care of to get your clothes dried more efficiently, to lower your energy bills and to keep your home and family safe.
Dangers of a Clogged Dryer Vent
Did you know that dryer vents are the leading cause of house fires? Lint, dirt and debris can accumulate very quickly through the vents can lead to insufficient airflow than can cause the dryer to overheat. Many homeowners overlook dryer vent cleaning. This annual or semi-annual maintenance can reduce the threat of fire. Gas dryers also have the potential for carbon monoxide intrusion when vents are clogged. The U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center reports that there are over 24, 000 home fires per year linked with clothing dryer fires, resulting in 15 deaths, 300 injuries, and 88 million dollars in property loss. A load of towels should take less than 45 minutes to completely dry, anything longer is a clear indication that your dryer vent needs cleaning. Another sign is clothing that comes out of the dryer hot, damp, and with a musty smell. A third sign is a dryer that is hot to the touch after use. Even if you haven’t had any problems, doesn’t mean that something might not be wrong, or might go wrong on the future.
Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents
• It saves money. Dryers with clogged vents need to work harder, for longer periods of time. This will shorten the life of the dryer and increase maintenance costs.
• It saves energy. The dryer works harder with clogged vents and increases the drying time and energy consumption.
• Time and efficiency. The time it takes your dryer to dry your clothes will increase when the vent system is clogged.
• Fire hazard. A clogged vent system increases the risk of fire.
How Often to Clean Dryer Vent
Dryer vent cleaning should be done at least once a year. You may need to do it more often depending on the frequency it is used, the age of the dryer and the length and turns of the duct system. Commercial dryer vent systems will need to be cleaned more often. Dryers become more efficient when the vents are cleaned regularly. There will also be less damage to your clothing. A clean dryer vent and duct system helps your clothes dry faster, saving time for your hectic schedule.
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Cleaning the lint from the filter every now and then isn’t enough. Dryer vent cleaning is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your home and family safe. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning offers full air duct cleaning and filter maintenance on residential and commercial properties. Call us to schedule an appointment today!