Tips & Tricks for Dryer Vents
Most of us have them in our homes, but we only notice them when there’s a problem. Dryer vents are an essential part of keeping your home safe, yet so many of us (myself included) don’t know much about the maintenance required. I’ve done the research, asked our experts in house what they recommend, and have the answers for you below.
What are some tell-tale signs that your dryer isn’t venting as efficiently as it should be? Our in-house experts pointed to these signs as indication there might be a problem:
- Clothes not drying fully, or taking longer to dry,
- Clothes are super hot to the touch,
- Room where the dryer is gets warmer,
- A burning smell, and
- Some newer dryers will even tell you when there is a problem with venting out the hot air.
Experts across the board recommend having your dryer vents cleaned once a year by a professional- we have the experience and know-how to ensure the entire line is cleaned of any lint or debris. It’s also recommended that you make sure the lint trap in your dryer is cleaned after every load to prevent build-up and potential hazards.
Ensuring proper ventilation is key to extending the length of your dryer- clogged up dryers work harder for longer, which reduces how long your dryer will last. Another tip our techs gave me was to make sure the outside vent is the right kind- you don’t want to worry about any animals trying to find a warm and cozy home for the colder months we have here!
Clearing the air,