In addition to cleaning your dryer’s lint trap, you should also have your Rio Rico, Arizona home’s dryer vent cleaned by a professional at least once per year. Your dryer vent moves hot, humid air from your clothes dryer outside, keeping it from impacting your comfort. Lint can build up over time and decrease your dryer’s effectiveness. Regular dryer vent cleaning can prevent sudden breakdowns and provide energy savings, as well as better indoor air quality.
Lint in your dryer vent can increase wear and tear. It also increases your risks of fire, overheating, or carbon monoxide poisoning. Lint can accumulate inside your dryer as well. If you try to clean it yourself, you could accidentally compact the lint and make the problem worse.
With a clogged vent, drying your clothes could take two or three times as long. Your clothing will wear out faster, and the heat could damage it. You’ll have to deal with high utility bills and spend more time on laundry. You might also have to use your air conditioner or heater more to regulate your home’s temperature. You can make your dryer vent more efficient by placing your dryer as close to the outside of your house as possible. That way, the warm air won’t have to move a long distance.
Prevents Poisonous Gas Fumes
It’s easy to forget that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned regularly, but forgetting this task can result in a harmful outcome. Did you know that a clogged dryer vent releases carbon monoxide? If carbon monoxide builds up in your home, it can cause death. Scheduling professional dryer vent cleaning service can prevent carbon monoxide from being released.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Moist lint is an ideal environment for biological growth and pests like cockroaches. They can cause bad smells, strange noises, asthma and allergy symptoms, and even smelly clothing. If you notice unpleasant scents, sinus problems, headaches, or other issues after you dry your clothes, contact a professional immediately.
At Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help you with scheduling a dryer vent cleaning with one of our service technicians. For more information and honest service, call us today.
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Originally published in Oct. 2018, updated in March 2020