As known dryer vents are very sensitive as the other machines. It requires special care and to be serviced regularly. Every machine has its mechanism and works perfectly in certain circumstances only. The dryer vent needs to be looked after properly. There are certain disadvantages of not cleaning the dryer vent regularly, let us have a look at them.
- Increases Energy Consumption- The lint gets accumulated and when it gets big in number then it hinders the functioning of the dryer vents. In this situation, the dryer vent has to put more effort and this leads to the consumption of more energy.
- Increases Service Cost- When the dryer vent is not cleaned for a longer period then more effort is required to clean it. Any part of the dryer vent might get defective. This all will increase the service cost. So clean the dryer vent regularly to keep the service cost low.
- Might Catch Fire- The possibility of the dryer vent catching up fire increases when it puts more energy to perform its functions. This leads to bursts of fire sometimes that can even spread to the whole house. To save yourself and your house from this danger get your dryer vents cleaned
Signs That it’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent
You notice a burning smell.
When you run your dryer do you smell a burning odor? Lint, which is very flammable, can build up in the exhaust tube, lint trap and even in the drum casing. If it gets too hot, it can catch on fire, causing a burning smell. (Remember to empty the lint trap often). Discontinue use of your dryer and have it inspected as soon as possible.
Drying time for clothes takes longer and longer.
When a dryer vent is clogged, the drying cycle can double or triple in time. You’ll notice that clothes are not completely dry at the end of a regular cycle. A dryer is designed to push out the hot moist air for clothing to dry. If your vent is blocked by lint, the air will stay in your dryer keeping your clothes hot and moist. And when it takes twice as long to dry clothes, your dryer runs longer, putting more wear and tear on it and therefore cutting the machine’s life in half.
Your clothing and the outside of the dryer are very hot.
Do you notice that your clothing is very hot at the end of a cycle or the dryer is hot to touch? This warning sign means the vent is not exhausting properly. If your system is clogged, it not only wastes energy, but can cause the heating element and blower in the dryer to wear out faster.
Finally , if you want to avoid all these problems all what you should do is to pick up your phone and make the call ..
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