Every homeowner looks for ways to save on their home energy bills. After all, those bills add up significantly to impact budgets! Your clothing dryer could be racking up your energy bill needlessly. In fact, if the exhaust vents are clogged, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year! You can improve your dryer’s efficiency and save on your monthly energy bill with a dryer vent cleaning.
When your dryer vents are clogged, your dryer has to work overtime to dry each load of laundry. Loads that used to take 30 to 40 minutes can take well over an hour and a half to dry when dryer vents are clogged. All of the extra dry time required can add between $18 and $25 a month to your energy bills! On top of energy-bill savings, dryer vent cleaning can help to extend the life of your dryer. When your dryer’s vents are clogged, the dryer’s heating element has to work overtime to dry clothes. Regular dryer vent cleaning can save your dryer from overuse, and save you money on dryer replacement or repair.
What does professional dryer vent cleaning entail?
To make sure your dryer is ready to run at optimal efficiency, we first move out your dryer. Afterwards, we unhook the vent and attach a high powered vacuum. From the outside, we insert a flexible, rotating brush. The brush travels through all of the twists and turns of your dryer vent to clear away any trapped lint. To finish up – we bag up and clear away all of the messy dryer lint that was removed.
What else can you do to improve your dryer’s efficiency?
An annual professional dryer vent cleaning is hands down the best way to keep your dryer running safely and efficiently! In the meantime, there are some things you can be doing to slow the buildup of lint and improve your dryer’s efficiency, such as:
- Cleaning the lint trap between each and every load of laundry.
- Allowing the dryer to rest for about 20 minutes between each load of clothes.
- Periodically removing the lint trap to vacuum out the lint trap.
- Removing the back of the dryer to vacuum out any trapped lint, following the dryer manufacturer’s instructions.
- Regularly checking to make sure that plants or debris aren’t blocking the dryer vent exhaust outside your home.
- Installing a cap on the dryer vent exhaust on the outside of your home to keep out birds, animals and debris.
How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
Keep your dryer operating efficiently and cut your risk of a dryer-related fire. Have your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once per year. Are you overdue for a dryer vent cleaning? If so, call Environmental Chimney Service to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today!